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Living Buddhism
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Duration:
3h
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Visitors to Kyoto quickly realize how crowded the city’s famous temples are. This tour is unique in offering the opportunity to visit a major yet quiet, uncrowded Buddhist temple complex, featuring the largest wooden building in the world. The temple is popularly known as Higashi Honganji and is located within easy walking distance of Kyoto Station. Your guide, a twenty-five year resident of Japan, is American-born Buddhist priest and scholar Rev. Dr. Brian Victoria. Dr. Victoria will introduce you to the fascinating history of this temple together with the doctrines and iconography of the True Pure Land sect of Buddhism with which it is affiliated. Following your visit to Higashi Honganji, the tour moves to nearby Shosei-en, a large, temple-affiliated, traditional Japanese garden, complete with ponds and tea houses. Dr. Victoria will explain the history of Japanese gardens and tea houses as well as answer any questions you may have about Buddhist beliefs and practices in general.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 117408P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Tour Guide
Exclusions
  • 500 yen entrance fee to Shosei-en Garden
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Hotel Granvia Kyoto, Japan, 〒600-8216 Kyoto, Shimogyo Ward, Higashishiokōjichō, 901番地, Kyoto Station Building, 内 The lobby of the Hotel Granvia is located on the second floor of Kyoto Station.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Tour Guide
Exclusions
  • 500 yen entrance fee to Shosei-en Garden
Departure details
  • Hotel Granvia Kyoto, Japan, 〒600-8216 Kyoto, Shimogyo Ward, Higashishiokōjichō, 901番地, Kyoto Station Building, 内 The lobby of the Hotel Granvia is located on the second floor of Kyoto Station.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Unnamed Road, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, Japan This temple is a five minute walk north of Kyoto Station.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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