[Kyoto/Kinkaku-ji] Temple Tours of Ryoan-ji Temple Garden, Kinkaku-ji Temple, Ninna-ji Temple, and Daikaku-ji Temple
This tour includes visits to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Kinkaku-ji Temple, Ninna-ji Temple, Ryoan-ji Temple, and Daikaku-ji Temple, the head temple of Shingon Buddhism's Daikaku-ji sect. Kinkaku-ji Temple is a temple of the Shokoku-ji school of the Rinzai sect of Buddhism. Each floor of the 3-story building features different architectural designs and gold leaf covering the entire structure. Ninna-ji is the main temple of the Omuro School of Shingon Buddhism. The Golden Hall is a National Treasure of Japan, and surrounded by numerous pagodas. Ryoan-ji Temple is famous for its dry landscape rock garden, composed of 15 stones and white gravel. Daikaku-ji Temple is the head temple of Shingon Buddhism's Daikaku-ji sect, and the founding place of Saga Goryu ikebana (traditional Japanese flower arrangement). The temple also houses many fusuma (painted sliding rice-paper doors) and sumi-e (ink wash painting) works of the Japanese painter Kano Sanraku. Osawa Pond, also within the temple grounds, is a body of water that happens to be the oldest artificial forest spring in Japan. In the fall you can enjoy the stupendous color of the autumn leaves.
Cruise Around in the Comfort of a Car
If you're already visiting from afar, it’s a tall order to get around 4 temples in a leisurely manner over the course of a single day. However, a knowledgeable tour guide is able to take the best routes, optimizing the logistics of the schedule so you can immerse yourself in the sightseeing experience.
Recommendations Tailored to Your Interests
You’ll also be able to get recommendations for lunch spots that only locals usually know about.
From 11,000 yen