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All About Higashiyama

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan

  • Activities

    Heritage-History Tour, Sightseeing, Walking Tour

  • Price
    ¥33,000 JPY per trip
  • Duration

    10 hours

  • Avg Distance

    9 km

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    9:00 AM

  • Starting Location

    Hotel or Kyoto station

  • Price Includes

    Guide fee, hotel pick-up in Kansai (Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Kobe and so on) area

Highlights

  • Ginkaku-ji temple: a temple built in the Shoin-zukuri style, with a sense of quiet simplicity and subdued refinement.
  • Eikan-do temple: with beautiful autumn leaves, this is the temple where Precept Master Yokan practiced.
  • Nanzen-ji temple: a great zen temple with many solemn and impressive prayer halls.
  • Kiyomizu-dera temple: look out at wonderful scenery from the Kiyomizu platform
  • Gion district: an alley way with highly dignified Maiko/Geiko tea houses. A scene that says "This is Kyoto"

Guide

Trip Info

For your first impression of Kyoto, you should start with a visit to the Higashiyama ward. This area has tons of “must-see” attractions, including the Ginkaku-ji, Eikan-do, Nanzen-ji and Kiyomizu-dera temples. The impressive UNESCO world heritage site Kiyomizu-dera, a Buddhist temple founded in 778 and one of the finalists for the ‘New Seven Wonders of the World’ list, is something that you surely should not miss.

We will explore the famous Maiko/Geiko quarter and Gion district, now a national historical preservation area. At the Gion district, you will enjoy viewing traditional Japanese performing arts, another experience not to be missed in Kyoto. Please put on your broken-in walking shoes since we will walk around 9 kilometers on this heritage history tour in Kyoto.

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