Price per person: 7,000 JPY
(Guide fee, Lunch box, Transportation, Entrance fee is included in the fee)
*The minimum number of guests: 40 persons
*The maximum number of guests: 80 persons
Itinerary: 4.5h (journey time)
Venue - Sagano Bamboo Forest (Free Time) - Tenryu-ji Temple - Ninna-ji Temple - Venue
Sagano Bamboo Forest
The famous Sagano Bamboo Grove in Kyoto is certainly one of Japan’s most iconic places. Its popularity actually reaches far beyond the frontiers of Japan, and it is often listed as one of the most beautiful places on ear th. The sun shines through the very dense grove in the midst of immense, often thick-trunked trees walking through it is like escaping to another world. There is a unique atmosphere to this place to which no photo can do complete justice.
Tenryu-ji Temple UNESCO World Heritage
Tenryuji (天龍寺, Tenryūji) is the most important temple in Kyoto's Arashiyama district. It was ranked first among the city's five great Zen temples, and is now registered as a world heritage site. Tenryuji is the head temple of its own school within the Rinzai Zen sect of Japanese Buddhism. Tenryuji was built in 1339 by the ruling shogun Ashikaga Takauji. Unlike the temple buildings, Tenryuji's garden survived the centuries in its original form. Created by the famous garden designer Muso Soseki, who also designed the gardens of Koke dera and other importa nt temples, the beautiful landscape garden features a central pond surrounded by rocks, pine trees and the forested Arashiyama mountains.
Ninna-ji Temple UNESCO World Heritage
Ninnaji (仁和寺) is one of Kyoto's great temples that are listed as World Heritage Sites. It is the head temple of the Omuro School of the Shingon sect of Buddhism and was founded in 888 by the reigning emperor. Over many centuries, a member of the Imperial Family used to serve as head priest, and the temple was also known as Omuro Imperial Palace. The oldest buildings date back to the beginning of the Edo Period in the early 1600s, including the main hall (Kondo), the Kannon Hall, the Niomon front gate, the Chumon inner gate and the five storied pagoda. The highlight of a visit to Ninnaji is the Goten, the former residence of the head priest in the southwestern corner of the temple complex. Built in the style of an imperial palace, the graceful buildings are connected with each other by covered corridors, feature elegantly painted sliding doors (fusuma) and are surrounded by beautiful rock and pond gardens.