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Ninna-ji: Our most recommended tours and activities

Kyoto: Private World Heritage Temples and Shrines Tour

1. Kyoto: Private World Heritage Temples and Shrines Tour

Meet your guide at Kyoto station to start your experience. Take a bus to Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, where students come to pray from all over Japan. Continue to Hirano Shrine, famous for its beautiful cherry trees. Walk to Kinkaku-ji, the famous golden temple, and learn its history from your local guide. Stop for lunch at a popular soba noodle restaurant before relaxing in the gardens at Ninna-ji, another world-heritage listed temple. Ride the bus to your last stop, Ryoan-ji, also a World Heritage site. Admire the stone garden that makes this temple special.

Kyoto: 3.5-Hour UNESCO Historical Walking Tour

2. Kyoto: 3.5-Hour UNESCO Historical Walking Tour

Start your tour at 9.00 AM in front of Uzumasa Tenjingawa Station. Meet your informative guide who will take you through the famous temples of Kyoto and will explain more about Japanese culture and history. First, explore Ninna-ji temple and learn about its heritage and its connection to the Japanese emperor. Shake hands with a Kannon deity, and explore the various halls of the temple. Next, make your way to the Zen Buddhist Ryoan-ji temple. Wander through the famous beautiful stone gardens and learn about the role that religion has played in the development of Japanese culture Marvel at the magnificent Golden Pavilion of the Kinkaku-ji temple as your local guide takes you through the surrounding gardens. Discover the devout ancient art of Sutra copying known as Shakyo. After your tour, drink some Matcha Tea with local sweets, finishing up just before lunchtime.

Other Sightseeing Options in Ninna-ji

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