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Kyoto Afternoon Tour: Heian Shrine, Sanjusangendo, Kiyomizu Temple

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  • Location: Kyoto, Japan
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2142KYO_N280

Immerse yourself in the beauty and history of Kyoto on an afternoon guided tour through the former capitol’s vibrant shrines and temples. Admire the alluring green and red Heian Shrine. Stroll Sanjusangendo Hall with its 1,001 Kannon statues and the Kiyomizu Temple where you’ll enjoy sweeping city views from the large terrace. All entry fees are included.


Highlights

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  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Hotel pickup included

Your tour begins in the afternoon with an introduction to your guide who will lead you to the different stops and inform you of their cultural and religious significances and histories. Kyoto was Japan’s capital and the emperor’s residence from 794 until 1868. Now the country’s seventh largest city with a population of 1.4 million people, Kyoto has a distinct dichotomy of traditional and modern offerings.
 Over the centuries, Kyoto was destroyed by many wars and fires, but due to its historic value, the city was not chosen as a target of air raids during World War II. Countless temples, shrines and other historically priceless structures survive in the city today.


Explore Sanjusangendo Hall in eastern Kyoto during your first stop. At 120 meters long (394 feet), this wooden hall is the longest in Japan and houses all of 1,001 statues of Kannon, Bodhisattva, that date back to the 13th century.


Next is the dramatic and colorful Heian Jingu Shrine. Admire this brightly colored shrine, with its vermilion pillars and green roof, and its enchanting inner gardens and ponds that reflects the elegance of life in the ancient Japanese court. Please note the tour will not enter the shrine’s Shin-en garden.

Stroll the quaint old lane lined with pottery shops leading up to the famous Kiyomizu Temple, also known as Kiyomizu-dera. Listen to your guide explain the history of this UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Enjoy a sweeping view of the entire city of Kyoto from its lofty terrace and grand walkways that meander through the Higashiwama mountain’s foothills.



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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
From New Miyako Hotel in Kyoto
Departure Time:
1:40pm
Duration:
4 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Concludes at original departure point

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Pricing information

Kyoto Afternoon Tour: Heian Shrine, Sanjusangendo, Kiyomizu Temple

Kyoto Afternoon Tour: Heian Shrine, Sanjusangendo, Kiyomizu Temple

Inclusions:
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance fees
  • Local tax
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless you are booking within 7 days of travel. In this case, confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible - if assistance is required, passenger must provide their own carer
  • Some parts of road on this tour are gravel and steep inclines
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
  • During the Jidai Festival on October 22, Heian Shrine is closed to the public and will be replaced by Chishaku-in Temple.
Terms and Conditions:
If you cancel at least 8 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Chris S, July 2015

Very well organized and everything ran on time. Guide was knowledgeable and informative. Had a good time.

Reviewed by: Suzanne, May 2015

This could have easily been a full day tour. So much to see and so interesting.

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Tour code: 2142KYO_N280