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Daitoku-ji Temple Tours

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Daitoku-ji Temple
A large walled temple complex, a visit to Daitoku-ji in northern Kyoto reveals ancient sub-temples and many traditional Zen gardens. The main Daitoku-ji temple sits on the eastern side of the grounds. This structure was built in 1319, although it was destroyed in a fire in the next century and rebuilt again in the 16th century. Also on the east side of the complex are the Butsuden Hall, Hatto Hall, Hojo Residence, and the famous Sanmon Gate featuring a statue of the tea-master, Sen no Rikyu.
Address: 53 Murasakino Daitoku-ji-cho, Kyoto, Japan
Hours: Hours of sub-temples varies

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Hidden Kyoto E-Biking tour

Hidden Kyoto E-Biking tour

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Cycle past a mix of Kyoto’s most-famous sights and its lesser-known secrets during this half-day ‘Hidden Kyoto’ bike tour. Take a 4.9-mile (8-kilometer) ride that starts by winding past iconic Kyoto temples and shrines like Kinkakuji, Koto-in, and Kitano Tenmagu. You’ll continue ‘off the beaten path,’ discovering intimate Zen gardens and charming backstreets known only to locals.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.15
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$100.15
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Kyoto's culture compact with the expert: Kimono, Zen, Sake (Wednesdays)

Kyoto's culture compact with the expert: Kimono, Zen, Sake (Wednesdays)

A relaxed bike ride (12km) and introduction to many aspects of Japan's history and culture, led by a former Zen monk with MA degree in Japanese Studies. Avoid the tourist crowds and immerse yourself in culture and history. Optional trekking or e-bikes in different sizes. Before the start you will get a lunch in our restaurant. After a short drive we visit the Imperial Palace, residence of the Japanese Tenno until 1868. It continues to the Nishijin Kimono Center, where kimonos have been produced for centuries. You will see a kimono show there. In Daitokuji Zen Temple you get an insight into Buddhism. Finally, drive to Shimogamo Shinto Shrine, World Heritage Site and Kyoto's oldest shrine. For the 1500 Yen surcharge, you can optionally visit a sake brewery and sample 5 sake varieties. After the tour there is the possibility to have a Japanese dinner in our restaurant. Japanese guests welcome.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.15
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$99.15

Kyoto Japanese Garden Lover's Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Kyoto Japanese Garden Lover's Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

With a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual guide, this short but value-packed trip is a fantastic way of experiencing the best Japanese Zen Gardens in Kyoto. This is a private tour accompanied by an experienced guide who shares the modern and traditional sides of this Japanese ancient city. Meet your guide at your hotel to start your day, then visit renowned Japanese garden lovers' paradises in Kyoto such as Ryoan-ji, Daitoku-ji, Ginkaku-ji and Tofuku-ji etc... Select gardens from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. In addition to gardens, you may also choose any famous site in Kyoto for a truly memorable experience! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 6 hours
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$122.06
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$122.06
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Zen & Tea

Zen & Tea

Using the place used by the trainees who entered the Rinzai sect for training to enter the dojo Those who have visited Zen for 10 to 30 years at the temple where Steve Jombus also visited will introduce the greatness of Zazen and work. We will tell you about the charms of Daitokuji, Zazen, and work recommended by international businessmen.
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  • 12 hours
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$300.45
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What are Daitoku-ji Temple hours of operation?
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Daitoku-ji Temple hours of operation: Hours of sub-temples varies. 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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