Kyoto World Heritage - Temple Stay (1N2D)

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A trip to give a comprehensive insight into the culture of Kyoto. Includes a visit to a UNESCO registered World Heritage Buddhist Temple and morning prayer servicesh. Kyoto’s celebrated scenery of the Arashiyama bamboo grove and a meeting with a real geisha apprentice are part of this experience too.

Trip HighLights

  • Overnight stay in Temple Lodge including Dawn Prayers
  • Popular Kyoto spots like Fushimi Inari and Kiyomizu-dera
  • Breakfast and two lunches included
  • Guided tour of important locations including World Heritage Site

Quick Itinerary

Day One

 Kyoto Station 

Meet Guide and take taxi together 


 Yasaka Koshin-do 

Extremely instagrammable shrine!


 Kiyomizu-dera Temple 

Famous temple with impressive views in the grounds and of the city below.


 Tea House Meeting with Maiko at Jinmatsu-an 


 Kyo Karakami – Traditional Craft Product of Kyoto 

Time for souvenir shopping


 Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine 

Torii gate lined paths. Consistently ranked among the top attractions for overseas visitors to Japan.


Train back to Kyoto Station area then ten minute walk to accommodation.


 Temple Lodge 

Check in to Monbou Kaikan (or simiar).
Morning prayer service optional the following morning.
Meals Included: Lunch ☑

Day Two

After morning prayer service and breakfast, meet guide at accommodation. 


Travel to Arashiyama Area on public transport.


 UNESCO World Heritage Site Tenryu-ji Buddhist Temple 


 Saga Tofu 

 Kyo-ryori Kyoto Local Specialty Lunch

 Arashiyama Bamboo Grove 

 Rickshaw ride around the grove.

Souvenir Shopping


 The Sagano Romantic Train. 

 Trolley Train ride in picturesque scenery. 

Back to Kyoto Station. Tour ends at Kyoto Station.

Meals Included: Breakfast ☑ Lunch ☑

Access Information

Tour Start Point Kyoto Station
Tour Start Point Map
How to get to the Tour Start Point From Tokyo:
About an hour and forty minutes on the Shinkansen Bullet Train.
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Yasaka Koshin-do - Kyoto's Colorful Temple!

Yasaka Koshin-do - Kyoto's Colorful Temple!

Possibly the most instagrammable little spot in all of Kyoto, Yasaka Koshin-do is absolutely full of little balls of brightly colored material hanging all over the structures of the temple. This custom of hanging these balls called kukurizaru has an interesting history related to Taoism. You may spot the Three Wise Monkeys in the grounds too.

Kiyomizu-dera Iconic Temple

Kiyomizu-dera Iconic Temple

Kiyomizu-dera offers some of the very best views of the city of Kyoto. The platform which many visitors view the city from is itself a kind of architectural marvel.

The platform is supported by well over one hundred stilts made from zelkova wood.

Tea House Meeting with Maiko

Tea House Meeting with Maiko

The figure of the geisha and her apprentice the maiko are enduring symbols of Kyoto life. The tea house Jinmatsu-an allows visitors to get a front row seat as the maiko performs the Kyo-mai, a traditional dance of the old capital. This long-standing establishment is our favorite place to take people to see the maiko. One day, the maiko will qualify as a geisha and continue the tradition that has been a part of Kyoto culture for a long time.

Kyo Karakami – Traditional Craft Product of Kyoto

Kyo Karakami – Traditional Craft Product of Kyoto

Karamaru is a specialist in the Kyoto specialty paper products that have been a key industry in this area. Kyokami paper products are sometimes used for fusuma sliding screen doors in traditional Japanese homes as well as wallpaper.

Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine

Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine

This is the head shrine of about 30,000 Inari shrines found throughout Japan. It has wonderfully designed buildings. This shrine is dedicated to the god of business prosperity. It is famous for the many red-colored torii gates along the paths to the top of the shrine site. There are about 10,000 gates. The number has increased so much because the torii are dedicated by people as a sign of their gratitude that their wishes will come true. The avenue of torii is recommended for those who want to take photos that say, 'Now this is Kyoto! This is Japan!'

Temple Lodge and Dawn Prayers

Temple Lodge and Dawn Prayers

A lodge built for visitors who wish to participate in dawn prayers at one of the nearby temples.

365 days a year, those who stay overnight at the temple participate in dawn prayers. This service is only accessible to those staying at the temple's lodge.


UNESCO World Heritage Site Tenryu-ji Buddhist Temple

UNESCO World Heritage Site Tenryu-ji Buddhist Temple

This Zen Temple is affiliated with Rinzai Sect of Japanese Buddhism. One particularly striking image is the painting of a dragon on the ceiling of one of the buildings.

There is also an interesting painting of Bodhidharma, a figure in early Buddhism. It is quite common to see this Buddhist monk in the form of a hollow, round Japanese doll or toy called a Daruma – but this interpretation is quite eye catching too.

Bamboo Grove of Arashiyama

Bamboo Grove of Arashiyama

A sea of uncountable bamboo stalks climb impossibly high. Happily, there is a path through this dense grove – and it has become a must see location for anyone who is lucky enough to be in Kyoto.

The transport of choice is suitably old school. A rickshaw! Did you know that the word rickshaw in English actually comes from the Japanese word jinrikisha?

Cancellations and modifications
If you would like to modify details, such as your traveling dates or the number of participants, please cancel your current reservation and make a new one. Cancellations can be made online through “My Page”. Please be aware that a cancellation fee may apply depending on the time of year.

■Cancellation period
[1)Within 60 days of receipt of payment. 2)Up to 8 days before departure]
Cancellation fee:None (free of charge)

[3 days before departure]
Cancellation fee:30% of the total tour fee

[the day before departure 1 day before departure]
Cancellation fee:40% of the total tour fee

[On the departure day On the day]
Cancellation fee:50% of the total tour fee

[After departure or in case of no-show]
Cancellation fee:100% of the total tour fee

About taxi drivers and sightseeing・Concerning your luggage
・For your convenience, we have arranged for taxis and mini-vans to allow you the comfort of traveling without being preoccupied about handling your luggage. Taxis will be available regardless of the number of participants however, due to space limitations, we ask you to inform us should you be traveling with more than 3 pieces per person (additional costs may incur). To respect your privacy, we work exclusively with experienced drivers who can only speak Japanese. For necessary information, we have prepared a separate document with useful phrases in English and other foreign languages.

・During the tour, large items such as suitcases and duffle bags will be kept in the trunk of the taxis. When getting on and off, please feel free to request access to your belongings from the driver at any time. However, we ask that you keep any valuable and fragile items as well as perishable food items with you at all times. Please acknowledge that we are not liable for any damages to your luggage in the event of an accident during transportation. We do not take responsibility for the damage, loss or theft of items due to negligence of the transportation company or its employees.

For customers joining tours during the winter period
・Over the winter season (December to March), it is not uncommon to see snow in Japan. Please understand that weather-related changes in the road conditions will also impact the tour schedule. If you need to catch a train or a flight to another city at the end of the tour, we advise you to give yourself extra time to work around any potential delays.

Itinerary Changes
・Tourist spots may sometimes need to be changed, or the length of travel time required may be different due to traffic conditions, etc. Please note that additional charges may be applicable if the arrival time is later than the end time specified in the itinerary.

Tour operation: regarding the minimum number of participants
・Tours may be canceled if the minimum number of travelers is not reached. In that case, an e-mail notifying customers to this effect will be sent up to 12 days before the start of the tour. Full refunds shall be issued for any canceled tours.

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