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East Kyoto Exploration and Tea Ceremony
Approx. 3 hours


- East Kyoto Exploration and Tea Ceremony -

This tour will fill your morning schedule with a great experience.

At the foot of the Higashiyama mountain range, east Kyoto is full of lush greenery and it is a great place to have a relaxing walk hearing the sound of water flowing. The area you will walk in has a lot of historical temples and beautiful gardens to attract visitors. You will see how Kyoto has changed from the ancient capital to the modern city.

◆Meeting point is at the ticket gate of Subway Keage Station in Tozai-Line.

+ Meet your guide at Subway Keage Station in Tozai Line
+ Stop at Inclined Railway to find a turning point of Kyoto history
+ Visit Nanzen-ji Temple to learn what Zen is
+ Appreciate Murin-an Garden
+ Experience a tea ceremony at a traditional Kyoto town house

The tour starts by seeing the inclined railway which greatly contributed to the modernization of Kyoto and you will learn about it.
You will visit one of the best-known Zen temples, Nanzen-ji Temple, to get an idea of what Zen is and after the visit, you will appreciate a scenic and well-cared for garden, Murin-an Garden.
And then you will experience a tea ceremony at an aesthetic traditional Kyoto Machiya house in a quiet atmosphere. The experience begins with learning the basic concepts and ideas of the tea ceremony and how to appreciate the tea room decorations.
And you will watch a demonstration of "the way of tea" and finally make your own tea and enjoy drinking it with Japanese confectionary.

Please check the tour calendar on the booking page for tour availability and book a tour.
A booking must be made and the tour fee must be paid by 6:00pm (Japan local time) on the day before the tour from the booking button below.


Tour Name East Kyoto Exploration and Tea Ceremony
Schedule Please check the tour calendar on the booking page for tour availability.
Duration Approx. 3 hours
minimum number of participants Maximum number is 8

6,000yen per person
The fee includes the garden admission fee and tea ceremony

Additional information

◆The tour is a not private tour, you might be having it with other groups of people.

◆The tour starts at 9:30am so please meet your guide at the ticket gate of Subway Keage Station in Tozai-Line 10 minutes before 9:30am.

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