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Eastern Kyoto secret Bike Ride 90 min short course

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Stop At: Nanzen-ji Temple, 86 Nanzenji Fukuchicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8435 Kyoto Prefecture

Zuiryusan Nanzen-ji is a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto. Nanzenji Temple was established in 1291 by Emperor Kameyama.

Nanzenji is is one of the Five Great Zen Temples of Kyoto. It is also the head temple of the Nanzenji branch of Rinzai Zen.

Rightly famed for its autumn colors on the hills of Higashiyama, the Nanzen-ji Temple complex can be extremely busy with visitors in the fall.

The approach to this Zen temple is lined with cedars and vegetarian tofu restaurants. One of Nanzen-ji's many sub-temples, Konchi-in, contains a beautiful dry stone garden by Kobori Enshu. It is possible to eat shojin-ryori Buddhist vegetarian cuisine, complete with beer, in some of the temples.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Yasui-Konpiragu, 70 Benten-cho, Todaijimatsubara, Kyoto 605-0000 Kyoto Prefecture

Yasui Konpira-gu is a quirky shrine in the Gion geisha and entertainment district of downtown Kyoto.

Yasui Konpira-gu has become especially popular among young Japanese women who flock to the shrine to perform a ritual of crawling through a hole in a large ema-shaped stone, known as the enkiri or enmusubi stone.

The ritual is performed to pray for breaking off bad relationships and initiating good ones. Supplicants write down their wishes on a white, paper amulet (katashiro), crawl through the hole in the stone, then back through again before pinning their amulet on the megalith along with the thousands of others covering it.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0001 Kyoto Prefecture

Gion Kyoto is a district that time largely forgot. Gion is home to many Geisha houses, traditional tea houses and restaurants. The best time to visit is in the evenings when you can see Geisha and Maiko (trainee Geisha) walking to and from tea houses and restaurants that line the paved streets. The Geisha and Maiko entertain the guests with traditional music, dance and conversation.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Chion-in Temple, 400 Rinkacho, Higashiyama, Kyoto 605-8686 Kyoto Prefecture

one of the most important temple for Buddhism in Japan

Pass By: Nenenokomichi, 530 Shimokawaramachi Kodaiji Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0017 Kyoto Prefecture

We will pass this area but beautiful stroll in Kyoto

Pass By: Maruyama Park, 473 Maruyamacho, Higashiyama, Kyoto Kyoto Prefecture

the most popular park for cherry blossom season
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Departure Point
Japan, 〒600-8105 Kyoto, Shimogyō-ku, Matsuyachō, 五条通烏丸東入411 マクドナルド烏丸五条店
Departure Time
5/23/2019 - 9/25/2021Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

5/23/2019 - 9/25/2021Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Duration
1h 20m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks - a Kyoto Snack
  • A Rain coat if needed
  • Entry/Admission - Nanzen-ji Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Yasui-Konpiragu
  • Entry/Admission - Gion
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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