Trip at a Glance
Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Heritage-History Tour, Sightseeing
Price$200 USD per person
Departure Day(s) and Time(s)
JR Kyoto Station
Tea ceremony lesson fee, one-day bus pass, admission to two temples
Minimum passenger count is 2. Unless two persons reserve this tour for the same day, an event will not be executed. The payment is requested for being made in Japanese yen (20,000 yen per person).
- Tea ceremony (the way of tea) is one of Japan's traditional cultural practices, and is the name given to a synthetic art that encompasses not only the making of tea, but also tea-room architecture, the appreciation of tea utensils and bowls, and Zen Buddhism. Japanese tea instructor demonstrates tea ceremony in English.
- Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion) is a Zen temple in northern Kyoto whose top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf. Formally known as Rokuonji, the temple was the retirement villa of the shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu,
- Ginkakuji temple, (Silver Pavilion) is a Zen temple along Kyoto's eastern mountains (Higashiyama). In 1482, shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa built his retirement villa on the grounds of today's temple, modeling it after Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion), his grandfather's retirement villa at the base of Kyoto's northern mountains (Kitayama). The villa was converted into a Zen temple after Yoshimasa's death in 1490.