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  •   Konchi-in, Tenjuan, Nanzennji
  •   Nanzenn-ji Main gate
  •   Twisted Tunnel


City Kyoto
Meeting Point At Keage Stastion of Kyoto City subway Exit 2
Ending Point At Keage Station of Kyoto City subway
Departure 09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 3h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 15


138.00 USD

final price

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra trip to philosopher's road ( If you want to walk along the philosopher's road, I am happy to take you there.). 9.20 USD

What to Expect

Konchi-in Temple is one of the subordinte temples of Nanzen-ji Temple, which is the head temple of the Nanzen-ji branch of Rinzai Sect of Zen Buddhism. Originally founded by the priest Daigo in the 15th Century in the Kitayama ourskirt of the morthern section of Kyoto City, it was later transferred to its present place by the priest Suden. For more than 25years in the early 17th century, Suden, who was also known as the "prime minister in the black robe", dominated in the fields of politics,diplamacy and culture.
All of the present buildings of Nanzen-ji Temple were constructed in the 16th century. Moreover many of them are designated as "Important Cultural Assets". Konchi-in has a famous dry landscape garden, Crane and Turrle garden. Tenju-an has two gardens, east and southgardens.

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

Konchi-in entrance fee 400yen /person
If you want inside the temple to see the paintings and tea rooms, you need about 700yen more.

Extras (optional)

Extra trip to philosopher's road ( If you want to walk along the philosopher's road, I am happy to take you there.). 9.20 USD

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It depends on the location of your hotel and places you visit. But to give you an idea, it costs about 200-300yen for one place to the other, and the total is about 1,000yen for a full day tour.
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Toshiyo did a wonderful job helping us decide how to best share Kyoto with our family (three boys aged 6-10). Despite some significant rain/cold weather, Toshiyo helped teach us about the great history of Kyoto's temples, shared one of her favorite soba restaurants with us, and adjusted the itinerary as the day progressed to make the best of our time together. She did a wonderful job!

Hi Carolyn and your beautiful family I am really happy to hear from you. Cold rain weather prevented the nice view of Kyoto from the monkey park,which was very sad. Hope you will come back to see more Kyoto in fall. Thank you very much. Toshiyo

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