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Tenryuji Temple Heritage-History Tour

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    kansai tour

  • Locations

    Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan

  • Activities

    Heritage-History Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    $280 USD per person
  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    9:00 a.m.

  • Starting Location

    JR Kyoto station or at your hotel

  • Price Includes

    Wagashi making lesson fee, admission fee to Tenryuji temple

  • Notes

    Transportation and lunch for guests and guide are not included in the fee. The payment is requested for being made in Japanese yen for 28,000 yen per person.


  • Tenryuji is the most important temple in Kyoto's Arashiyama district. It was ranked first among the city's five great Zen temples, and is now registered as a world heritage site. Tenryuji is the head temple of its own school within the Rinzai Zen sect of Japanese Buddhism.
  • The walking paths that cut through the bamboo forest make for a nice walk. The forest is particularly attractive when there is a light wind and the tall bamboo stalks sway gently back and forth.
  • Wagashi is often served with tea. Wagashi is typically made from plant ingredients.


Trip Info

Guests will be guided to Tenryuji temple, a national treasure and a monument of UNESCO’s world cultural heritage in Arashiyama located West of Kyoto. The trip continues into Sagano, the famous bamboo forest of Arashiyama, after which they will experience how to make wagashi, a traditional Japanese confectionery often served with tea. Learn about the heritage and culture of Japan on this heritage-history tour.

Your adventure awaits!

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Mayumi Otsuji is a certified tour guide specializing in the Kansai region in Japan. While currently working as a tour-guide and conference interpreter and translator, Mayumi also teaches an interpreter and translation course at Kansai Foreign Language University and Simul Academy, a professional language school, both of which are based in Osaka.

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