Tea Ceremony at Gion & Ginkakuji Temple Walking Tour

Tea Ceremony at Gion & Ginkakuji Temple Walking Tour

Experience an authentic tea ceremony and learn about Japanese culture. Then, the tour will visit the world heritage Ginkaku-ji Temple and stroll along the Philosopher's Path.

Price : JPY10,400 Duration : approx. 3 hours
Departs :New Miyako Hotel - 13:40 (Tue and Fri)
Visits : [Kyoto] Ginkaku-ji Temple / Philosopher's Path / Gion
Includes : ✔ English Speaking Guide ✔ All transportation ✔ All admission fee ✔ Tea Ceremony Experience

Tour Itinerary :

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1 Ginkaku-ji Temple (40 min)

Ginkaku-ji, formally known as Jisho-ji Temple, is a world heritage founded by Yoshimasa Ashikaga originally as a mountain cottage. The garden has been designated as a special historic site.

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2 Philosopher's Path

Philosopher's path stretches 1.5km along a waterway between Nyakuoji-bashi Bridge (near Nyakuoji-jinja Shrine) and Ginkaku-ji-bashi Bridge (near Ginkaku-ji). It is lined with cherry trees and Japanese maple trees, so tourists can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the season.

Kyoto - Philosopher's Path
3 En Tea Ceremony Experience (50 min)

After learning about tea ceremony and observing tea-serving manner, participants will have the opportunity to experience tea-serving at a tea ceremony.

Kyoto - Tea Ceremony
4 Stroll around Gion neighborhood (antique shop street, etc.) (40 min)

The district had developed as a major hanamachi (entertainment district with maiko girls and geiko women) and still keeps refined and elegant atmosphere of old times.

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5 The tour disbands at Gion. no image

Travel Condition :

Pickup service : Convenient pick-up service provided from major hotels in Kyoto. (see hotel list)
Departs : New Miyako Hotel (13:40)
Disband : The tour disbands at Gion. (17:00 - 17:30)
Duration : approx. 3 hours. Guide : English Speaking Guide
Participants : 2 - 20 Meal : Not included.
Remark :
  • The tour walks along Philosopher's Walk, so please wear comfortable shoes.
  • The order of the itinerary is subject to change.
  • If the minimum number of participants is not met by 5 days before a scheduled date, the tour on the date may be cancelled.

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