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Journey to Kyoto, where the cultural riches of Japan are found at every turn. Begin with a scenic tour that winds past the Toji Temple, boasting the tallest pagoda in Japan, and the iconic spire of Kyoto Tower. Your first stop is the Shinto shrine of Fushimi Inari Taisha, where a series of torii gates will lead you to the summit of sacred Mount Inari. Learn about the roots of the shrine erected as a tribute to the Shinto God of Rice. Next, you'll visit the mysterious Zen garden of the Ryoanji Temple. Look upon its 15 stones carefully arranged so that all of them can never be viewed at one time. Ponder this puzzle over a typical Japanese lunch before visiting Kiyomizu-dera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most celebrated Buddhist temples in Japan. Stand on the great deck for spectacular views of Kyoto far below.
Marvel at the thousands of red torii gates that make up the Fushimi Inari Shrine.
Find yourself filled with wonder at the great wooden Kiyomizu-dera temple, built without a single nail.
Witness the Zen Hojo Garden for a moment of quiet reflection in the timeless Japanese tradition.
What to BringShow
KeyCard and photo identification
What to WearShow
Hat and sunglasses
Guest must be able to walk over uneven surfaces with inclines and approximately 320 steps.
Guests in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility should not select this tour.
Some parts of the Kiyomizu-dera Temple are under restoration.
Expect heavy traffic and large crowds as this tour occurs during Japan's peak season.
The travel time between Osaka and Kyoto is approximately 1.5 hours each way.
Tour sequence may vary but all sites will be covered.
Guest need to take off their shoes at Ryoanji Temple.
Location Osaka, Japan
Tour Code KY36
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