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Byodo-in Temple Tours and Activities

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If you think this classic furled-roof temple looks familiar, take a look at a 10-yen coin, and you’ll see why. One of Japan's most famous temples, and a World Heritage Site, the image of its 11th century Phoenix Hall graces the coin and the 10,000-yen note.

The reason why this Buddhist temple is so famous is because it is one of the few remaining examples of Heian-era architecture, a textbook example of Japanese perfection.

Take a tour to see the famous statue of Amida and 42 Bodhisattvas from the 11th century. The surrounding gardens are also justly famous, with tranquil water gardens reflecting the temple's surrounding pines.

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Open daily 9am - 5pm (until 4pm in Winter)
Uji-shi Uji renge, Kyoto, 611-0021
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Kyoto Matcha Green Tea Tour

Kyoto Matcha Green Tea Tour

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This Marvelous Matcha Kyoto Green Tea Tour is the perfect way to discover the different varieties of Matcha, see how its made, and best of all—taste it. Visit the world-renowned district of Uji, which is known for producing outstanding quality green tea. The tour helps you discover hidden local tea shops that would be hard to find alone, and you have a guide to help translate. See how tea is prepared, and enjoy tasting it. When you’ve worked up an appetite, a delicious set lunch is provided.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$190.71
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$190.71

Specialty Tea Tour in Kyoto - farm to table experience behind the bowl (Private)

Specialty Tea Tour in Kyoto - farm to table experience behind the bowl (Private)

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Matcha and tea ceremony are getting popular in Kyoto, but this tour is for the people more interested in the ingredients, where and how it grows. You can visit some historical tea stores of Uji and a tea farm in Wazuka town, and enjoy home meal together with the tea farmer, listening to the stories behind matcha bowls and tea whisks. (Tea picking is available in May as a option).
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$219.19
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$219.19
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Kyoto Early Bird feat. Matcha Town Tour

Kyoto Early Bird feat. Matcha Town Tour

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Kyoto is the most famous tourist destination in Japan with plenty of wonderful sights to see. Here we offer a luxurious tour early in the morning that enables you to visit three of the most iconic tourist attractions in Kyoto. Enjoy the treasures of the former capital in a relaxing atmosphere thanks to fewer tourists compared to ordinary day-time tours. Be an early bird and avoid the crowd.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.42
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Uplifting Kyoto: Private Tour of Uji's Tea, Shrines, and Natural Spirituality

Uplifting Kyoto: Private Tour of Uji's Tea, Shrines, and Natural Spirituality

Ever wondered what makes Japanese green tea so special? Explore the nuances of Kyoto's most famous tea producing area on a private tour of Uji and learn not only about the intricacies of tea, but also the engaging local history. Just a little off the beaten path (around 30 minutes by local train from central Kyoto points such as the Gion or Kyoto Station areas), Uji packs in breathtaking views of the river and mountains, and houses not one, but two UNESCO world heritage sites within a 10-minute walk of each other. All of this, and with far less people than you'd typically find canvassing the well worn paths of central Kyoto. In addition to tea and nature, this tour also features a visit to Byodo-in, a magnificent temple with a superlative, modern museum as well (admission included), around which you'll be guided by a native or equivalent English speaker who is sure to be friendly, accessible, and also very knowledgeable about the finer points of tea and Buddhism.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.00
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$115.00
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Private Tour - World Heritage of Tasty Sweets! An Uji-Matcha Tour!

Private Tour - World Heritage of Tasty Sweets! An Uji-Matcha Tour!

Kyoto, Japan? Make think of Matcha. This otomo tour is for Matcha lovers. Also visit Byodoinhoodo, a world heritage site in Uji. Uji is a major production area of tea, many high quality green teas are produced here. There is an overwhelming number of food with matcha on the road to Byodoin. Ice-cream, jelly, bread, noodles and even beer! Those of you not keen to matcha, this will surely change your image! Moreover, you can even try matcha powder making as well as a tea ceremony! Uji is the only place you can experience tea ceremony with a great view of world heritage!
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$95.30
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Kyoto Highlights 1 Day Trip - Golden Pavilion and Kiyomizu Temple from Kyoto

Kyoto Highlights 1 Day Trip - Golden Pavilion and Kiyomizu Temple from Kyoto

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Immerse yourself in the captivating culture of Kyoto on a full-day sightseeing tour. See the tranquil Kiyomizu Temple amid its verdant surroundings; absorb the Imperial majesty of Kyoto Imperial Palace; and stroll amid the botanical beauty of Kinkaku-ji Temple. Behold the beguiling beauty of the Fushimiinari Taisha Shrine and enrich your knowledge of Kyoto’s rich historical heritage with commentary from an informative guide. Moderate levels of fitness are advisable for this tour, on which a lot of walking occurs.
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  • 10 hours
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Kyoto Custom Half Day Tour

Kyoto Custom Half Day Tour

This private and customizable tour for Kyoto is perfect for guests who would like to have their own itinerary planned based on their interests and preferences, allowing guests to experience the city at their own pace.
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  • 4 hours
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$137.61
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$137.61
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Kyoto Walking &Tasting Matcha, Sake One Day Tour

Kyoto Walking &Tasting Matcha, Sake One Day Tour

Kyoto was the capital of Japan for over 1,000 years. To the present, you can get in touch with many traditional cultures even in the outskirts of Kyoto city. In this tour, you will visit Fushimi Inari Taisha, one of the most popular tourist spots in Japan, and the Uji Byodo-in, the shape of which is so beautiful and widely known as it is depicted on Japanese money. Uji is also famous for producing good Japanese tea. Finally, you will visit a major sake producing district and enjoy tasting some of the different types of Japanese sake.
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  • 7 hours
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$133.41
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$133.41
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Kyoto Uji Matcha & Byodo-in Temple Walking Tour

Kyoto Uji Matcha & Byodo-in Temple Walking Tour

-Start your walking journey in the historically rich town, Uji!- Byodo-in Temple and Ujigami Shrine. We will head to Uji Bridge passing by local small shops showing the ancient atmosphere. At Uji Bridge we will witness the epic landscape over the river and step our feet to the first world heritage site in Uji, Ujigami Shrine. -Learn Japanese history in the two different World Heritage Sites- You will not only just visit these places but also deepen your knowledge on the Japanese religion and learn the relations between these two iconic places across Uji river. -Try authentic Kyoto Uji Matcha Tea Ceremony!- Enjoy Uji Matcha Tea Ceremony with a Japanese sweet. Don't miss this extravagant opportunity to experience the authenticity of the tea ceremony. Magical Trip is a local tour operator with the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence that offers various types of small-group tours throughout Japan! Check out our Trip Advisor Page for more tours and our reviews!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.53
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$68.53

Exploring Kyoto - (Rakunan) South

Exploring Kyoto - (Rakunan) South

Kyoto is home to over 1,000 temples, so it can be overwhelming as a visitor to shortlist which to see. This tour focuses on the highlights of the South district (Rakunan) in Kyoto. Having a guide to take you around means you won’t get lost, and there's no need to arrange transport. Highlights include Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, and Byodoin Temple.
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  • 6 hours
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$192.04
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Kyoto Custom Full Day Tour

Kyoto Custom Full Day Tour

This private and customizable tour for Kyoto is perfect for guests who would like to have their own itinerary planned based on their interests and preferences, allowing guests to experience the city at their own pace.
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  • 8 hours
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$239.32
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What are Byodo-in Temple hours of operation?
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Byodo-in Temple hours of operation: Open daily 9am - 5pm (until 4pm in Winter). Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Byodo-in Temple tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Byodo-in Temple can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Byodo-in Temple 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Byodo-in Temple costs USD 68.53. Guided Byodo-in Temple tours start around USD 68.53 per person.
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