What to Expect
Following a pick-up at your hotel, you will go to Kinkakuji Temple which is called the Golden Pavilion. It's most famous for its beautiful garden complex in Japan.
It's an excellent example of the medieval Japan's garden design.
The harmonies relationship between architecture and landscape were greatly emphasized and celebrated during this period.
After visiting Kinkakuji Temple, I will take you to Ryoanji Temple.
In this temple, there is a typical dry landscape garden which is one of Japanese garden style and consists of stones and sand.
Next, you will go to Ginkakuji Temple.
This temple is called the Silver Pavilion. This temple was built by Ashikaga Yoshimasa who was one of the Shogun of the Muromachi Shogunate. This temple's complex represents the Higashiyama culture which formed current Japanese culture.
After the temple, you will go to Kiyomizu Temple.
Original temple was founded in 798.
In particular, since Kiyomizu Stage stands 13 meters high, you can get a full view of Kyoto city from here.
Moreover, Kiyomizu means "pure water" in Japanese.
It is said that water at the spring in this temple will purify their soul and make their wishes come true.
Stroll through souviner shops, you will have traditional Japanese lunch.
After lunch, you will go to Fushimi Inari Shrine. At this shrine, you can see pair of stone foxes.
Because the tail of a fox resembles the ears of a rice plant, a fox was believed to be the messanger of the god.
Moreover, this shrine was worshipped as the patron of business by merchants and manufacturers.
There are roughly 10,000 torii or sacred gates. Each torii is donated by the believers.
Next, I will guide you Arashiyama area.
In Arashiyama area, there is a beautiful Bamboo garden.
The tour ends here. This tour will be your most memorable tour in cool Japan.