Trip at a Glance
Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Heritage-History Tour, Sightseeing
Price$200 USD per person
JR Kyoto station or at your hotel
Admission fee for Okochi Sanso, Rakushisha, and Gioji temple
Transportation during the tour for both guests and guide not included and shall be paid by the guests. Lunch is not included in the guide fee. Any admission fees for other temples or locations which require admission not included. Guide fee for 20,000 yen per person is requested to be paid in cash on the day of tour. If the tour hour exceeds 4 hours, a payment of additional 2,000 yen per hour per guest shall be requested.
- "Okochi Sansou" or "Okochi Mountain Villa" is the former home and garden of the Japanese jidaigeki or period film actor Denjirō Ōkōchi. The grounds of the villa encompass approximately 20 thousand square meters and feature multiple buildings, including a Japanese style home, tea houses, and shrines,
- Arashiyam's bamboo forest is one of the most photographed sights in the city. But no picture can capture the feeling of standing in the midst of this sprawling bamboo grove!
- "Rakushisha" or a small cottage is of historical significance for fans of Japanese poetry and haiku, for here lived poet Mukai Kyorai, one of the ten disciples of Matsuo Basho. Visitors can read a haiku poem under the trees in a serene nature of suburbian Kyoto.
- Gioji temple is a Japanese nun temple, where four noble ladies in the 12th century who were the sport of destiny. The temple is famous for its beatiful moss garden.