Trip at a Glance
Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Heritage-History Tour, Sightseeing
Price$280 USD per person
Departure Day(s) and Time(s)
9:00 or at the convenient time of the guest
JR Kyoto station or at your hotel
Flower arrangement lesson, one-day bus pass, admission fee to two temples. Trip price is per person. Payment is requested for being made in Japanese yen for 28,000 yen per person.
Minimum passenger count is 2. If two or more people reserve this trip for the same day, the trip will be executed. This plan is doable only on Wednesdays. Flower arrangement lesson will be in the afternoon before the end of tour as the guests will take fresh flowers with them. Lunch for guests and a guide is not included in the fee.
- Kinkakuji (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, and according to his will it became a Zen temple of the Rinzai sect after his death in 1408.
- Ryoanji is famous for its garden considered one of the finest surviving examples of kare-sansui ("dry landscape"), a refined type of Japanese Zen temple garden design.
- Ikebana (or 'Kado') is a Japanese art of flower arrangement. Anyone can create a fantastic work of art by themselves after acquiring the basic concepts and fundamental skills. Learning Ikebana promotes a better understanding into the Japanese view of nature; a crucial step in appreciating the unique aesthetics of Japanese culture.