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Kyoto's culture compact with the expert: Kimono, Zen, Sake (Wednesdays) provided by Adventours Kyoto

Kyoto's culture compact with the expert: Kimono, Zen, Sake (Wednesdays)

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A relaxed bike ride (12km) and introduction to many aspects of Japan's history and culture, led by a former Zen monk with MA degree in Japanese Studies. Avoid the tourist crowds and immerse yourself in culture and history. Optional trekking or e-bikes in different sizes. Before the start you will get a lunch in our restaurant. After a short drive we visit the Imperial Palace, residence of the Japanese Tenno until 1868. It continues to the Nishijin Kimono Center, where kimonos have been produced for centuries. You will see a kimono show there. In Daitokuji Zen Temple you get an insight into Buddhism. Finally, drive to Shimogamo Shinto Shrine, World Heritage Site and Kyoto's oldest shrine. For the 1500 Yen surcharge, you can optionally visit a sake brewery and sample 5 sake varieties. After the tour there is the possibility to have a Japanese dinner in our restaurant. Japanese guests welcome.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Sakura Sari
    12-13 Yoshidaushinomiyachō, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, 606-8302, Japan
    From the bus stop "Kyodai Seimon mae" back to Higashi Ichijo Dori, turn right there, go straight to Family Mart and turn left into the alley.
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  • 1
    Sento Imperial Palace (Sento Gosho)
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • 2
    Nishijin Textile Center
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • 3
    Daitoku-ji Temple
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Shimogamo Jinja
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • 5
    Matsui Sake Brewery
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    Sakura Sari
    12-13 Yoshidaushinomiyachō, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, 606-8302, Japan
    From the bus stop "Kyodai Seimon mae" back to Higashi Ichijo Dori, turn right there, go straight to Family Mart and turn left into the alley.
    See address & details
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Departure Point
Sakura Sari, 12-13 Yoshidaushinomiyachō, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, 606-8302, Japan
Duration
6h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Before leaving Udon noodle soup in our restaurant
  • Use of bicycle
  • admissions
  • Entry/Admission - Daitoku-ji Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Matsui Sake Brewery
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Key Details
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English, German, Japanese
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