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Historically, the head priests of Shoren-in Temple were members of Japan’s imperial family. In fact, a 12th-century emperor built the temple originally as a residence for his son to study alongside a prominent priest of the time. The temple’s stately pedigree matches the allure of its tranquil natural surroundings. Shoren-in Temple rests at the foot of Kyoto’s Higashiyama mountains. Standing outside of the main temple building, trees tower above, and the wooded forest encircles the entire complex.

Shoren-in Temple is known for being quiet and peaceful, a respite from hustle and bustle of the city. Visitors are invited to walk through the rooms of the temple. These include a drawing room, where the main attraction is intricately painted fusuma, or traditional sliding doors. The drawing room opens to a pond, where visitors often go to meditate. The main hall is the primary place of worship. Outside of the temple are several walking paths. Some circle a garden, while another leads up to a teahouse.

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69-1 Sanjobo-cho Awataguchi Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan
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Secret Eastern Kyoto Biking Adventure

Secret Eastern Kyoto Biking Adventure

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* we provide interesting tours !! * If you want to explore Kyoto, you should choose the Biking tour because a bus or walking tour takes much longer time to arrive at your destinations.By riding bikes with us, you will be able to visit some famous spots within relatively short period of time because we use some back streets. You may think this 3 hours bike ride is too long for you ,, but we will guide you with a lot of descriptions of Japanese and Kyoto culture so you will not become bored with us.Also visiting a real temple and trying real Green tea will be one of the most memorable experiences in Kyoto! Let's enjoy riding bikes and take great photos to maximize your Kyoto trip! Jump on a bicycle and enjoy the unique sights of Kyoto.Pedal through temples, stroll among shrines, and sip green tea while viewing exquisite hidden gardens.In addition we will take you to see some delightful unexpected sights.
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  • 3 hours to 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Kyoto Celebrated Sites One Day Tour

Kyoto Celebrated Sites One Day Tour

This tour includes 4 celebrated sites in Kyoto such as a palace, a castle and temples. The two temples on this tour are less crowded but venerated ones with rich histories. Both of them have beautiful gardens that invite us to pause and to refresh ourselves. At the first temple, you can step into the same room where retired emperors and princes used to stay. At the other temple, you will know how the first lady spent her last days after her husband, a samurai leader, passed away. Comparing the Imperial Palace with Nijo Castle helps you to understand the difference between the emperor and the shogun. In this tour, you will learn about the culture of nobles and warriors and touch the lives of emperors and shoguns.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$169.15
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Kyoto Rickshaw Tour

Kyoto Rickshaw Tour

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Step into an authentic Japanese rickshaw for the ride of a lifetime, through some of the most scenic and historic districts in Kyoto, Japan. You have the option of exploring the verdant Bamboo Grove and impressive shrines of west Kyoto’s Arashiyama district or the intriguing wooden buildings and stone alleys (maybe even spotting a geisha or two) in Kyoto’s famed Higashiyama area, all with a knowledgeable local guide and rickshaw driver. This authentic, customizable Kyoto adventure is a fun introduction to this beautiful city.
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  • 30 minutes to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$46.08
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Should I book Shoren-in Temple tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Shoren-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. See all 3 Shoren-in Temple tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Shoren-in Temple 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Shoren-in Temple costs USD 46.08. Guided Shoren-in Temple tours start around USD 46.08 per person. See all 3 Shoren-in Temple tickets and tours on Viator.
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