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Kyoto Afternoon Tour - Fushimiinari Shrine & Kiyomizu Temple from Kyoto

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    What to Expect
    See the most picturesque temples and beautiful gardens that Kyoto has to offer on this 4-hour afternoon tour, with guide, stopping at some of the city’s most significant religious monuments. Gain new insight into the traditions of ancient Japan and get plenty of photo-taking opportunities as you visit a selection of its beautiful temples and shrines.

    Begin your tour by meeting your guide at Avanti Tour Desk near Kyoto Station in the afternoon. The city of Kyoto today is home to more than 1.4 million residents, and as it has evolved, it has seamlessly blended its modern architecture with a wealth of religious and cultural structures that date back to the city’s days as Japan’s capital from 794 through 1868. Although the city has been ravaged by many years of war and fire, it was not significantly damaged by bombing raids during World War II, meaning many important ancient structures still survive to this day.

    Head over to the visually-striking Fushimiinari Taisha Shrine, a wildly colorful building bearing bright-red columns and a green roof. The interior of this beautiful structure is perhaps even more impressive, harboring a series of immaculate gardens and placid ponds. Please note the tour will not enter the site’s Shin-en garden.

    Next move on to Sanjusangendo Temple on the eastern edge of Kyoto for your day’s first stop. This beautiful religious site, home to 1,001 statues of Kannon, Bodhisattva and was built in the 13th century, is famous for being the longest wooden building in the entire country, spanning more than 394 feet (120m) in length.

    Proceed next to the famous Kiyomizu Temple, stopping to browse the rows of pottery stores that line the streets leading up to the site. This elegant UNESCO World Heritage site, also known as Kiyomizu-dera, offers panoramic views of Kyoto and the surrounding area from its spacious terrace and many walkways lining the nearby foothills of Higashiwama mountain. When the tour concludes, drop-off service is available at select locations in Kyoto.
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    Departure Point
    JTB SUNRISE TOURS DESK KYOTO, Japan, 〒601-8003 Kyoto, Minami-ku, Higashikujō Nishisannōchō, 町南区東九条西山王町31番地 KYOTO AVANTI B1F
    Departure Time
    1:30 PM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional guide
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Hotel drop-off (select locations in Kyoto only)
    • Entry/Admission - Kiyomizu-dera Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Sanjusangendo Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Pickup is only available at Avanti Tour Desk. No customized pickup location is available
    • Some parts of road on this tour are gravel and steep inclines
    • During the Gion Festival (Sakimatsuri, July 15 - 16), drop-off service to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel and Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto will be unavailable due to traffic restrictions.
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Connections from this tour can be made to the "Kyoto Maiko Dinner" and "Kyoto Night Tour." Connections are made at Kyoto Hotel Okura or the Kyoto Handicraft Center.
    • Please note that due to repair and restoration work, part or all of the Kiyomizu-dera Temple Main Hall will not be visible.
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Participants will walk from the parking lot to Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine (about 15 min one-way). Thank you for your understanding.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed 11 March 2019 via mobile

    This is a day tour to the 3 most popular temples and shrines in Kyoto. Know that they are going to be crowded. Our guide Casey made it very fun, informative and easy. We ended up returning early Sunday morning to Fushimi Shrine to hike...More

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    Reviewed 28 February 2019

    The sites were all very interesting to visit and walk through, but we did feel a bit rushed in the time frame to see all the things. The bus that transported from site to site was comfortable, and the tour guide had a lot of...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank AmyT2901221609
    Reviewed 22 December 2018 via mobile

    The tour was well organised and professional. Our guide “Jessie” was friendly and knowledgeable, and spoke good English. Jessie also told us some interesting things about her family and modern life in Japan. We had about 45 minutes at Heian Shrine, about 1 hour at...More

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