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Kyoto Full-Day Sightseeing Tour including Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu Temple
"Following a morning pickup from your Kyoto hotel meet your guide and hop aboard your air-conditioned coach to begin your city tour. Widely considered to be the cradle of Japan's cultural heritage Kyoto was the country’s capital and the Emperor's residence from 794 until 1868. Today it stands as Japan’s seventh largest city with a population of 1.4 million people and a modern face which belies its status as Japan's most traditional city. Head first to Nijo Castle noted for the stark contrast between its solemn appearance and beautiful interior. Built in 1603 as the Kyoto residence of the Tokugawa Shogun Nijo Castle is a joy to explore. Wander past the inner walls to Honmaru Palace and its garden and hear of their history and heritage from your guide. Discover Ninomaru Palace with its five connecting buildings made of cypress — lavishly decorated in gold leaf — and admire the kitchens
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Kyoto Small-Group Bike Tour
"Start your small-group bike tour of Kyoto by cycling along the Kamo River passing the many traditional restaurants that dot the waterfront. You’ll get great views of the downtown area along this route.Then cycle to Heian-Jingu Shrine a spiritual center of Japan. Note its impressive bright red torii (a sacred gate) and replica buildings of the old Kyoto Palace.Make your way along the quaint canals to the Nanzenji Temple a classic example of Zen Buddhism and admire its stunning smaller temples. Take some time to sit and contemplate the natural beauty before heading down the Path of Philosophy.Flanked by hundreds of cherry trees the Path of Philosophy was named by Nishida Kitaro
From JPY7,813.00
 
Kyoto Small-Group Cultural Experience: Calligraphy or Origami Class
"Meet your guide at a machiya – a traditional wooden townhouse that’s typically found in the historical capital – providing an authentic atmosphere for your calligraphy or origami lesson. (The location is just a 5-minute walk from the south end of you’ll have plenty of time to experiment with brush strokes or paper-folding techniques depending on which class you’ve selected. Your English-speaking guide will translate your native Japanese teacher’s instructions as well as offer assistance during your lesson. If you upgrade your experience to include the kimono-wearing session you’ll have the opportunity to keep it on while you fold origami. (See descriptions of each option below.)""""Try your hand at the Japanese arts with your choice of a calligraphy or origami class! Take a 1-hour lesson from an expert instructor inside a beautiful Kyoto-style townhouse and experience traditional arts in the old capital of Japan. You’ll practice calligraphy techniques with a brush and ink or learn to fold patterned paper into a variety of shapes. If you’d like
From JPY3,888.00

Kyoto Imperial Palace Tips (16)

Imperial Garden.

This pond with an arched bridge extends the palace grounds to include the remains of several nobles' estates.
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Aug 25, 2002

The Imperial Palace.

Take note of the rustic feeling of this complex & serenity of the palace ground. It's no wonder; under 20s not permitted!
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Aug 25, 2002

Restricted zone.

Here, many places are not allowed! We are allowed only to peek with our zoom lens!There's also a gate called Kenreimon & only the emperor is allowed to use it!
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Sharrie
Aug 25, 2002

Kyoto Gosho.

KYOTO GOSHO (KYOTO IMPERIAL PALACE): To enter this palace you need special passes & tours are conducted in English at 10 am & 2 pm Monday-Friday.
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Aug 25, 2002
 
 
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Things to Do Near Kyoto Imperial Palace

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Go-o Shrine

Go-o Shrine was built to enshrine Wake no Kiyomaru from Wake (a small town in Okayama Prefecture). He was exiled from the capital after he foiled an attempt to take the throne by a Buddhist priest...
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Shugakuin Imperial Villa

Shugakuin Imperial Villa is located up in the countryside of northeastern Kyoto. They were built by Emperor Gomizuno in the mid-seventeenth century. It is divided into three parts, the lower villa,...
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Shokokuji Temple

Shokokuji Temple is the second ranked Zen Temple in the 5 Mountain System (5 temples selected to be the top Zen temples in Kyoto). The grounds are large and pleasant to roam around. One of Shokokuji's...
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Kamo River

Kamo-gawa (which means wild duck!) is the river that runs from north to south through Kyoto and hopefully (unlike other rivers in Japan) it wasn’t buried in concrete. Its source is at Mount...
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Nishijin Textile Center

The Nishijin Textile Center is a good place to stop for three things: 1 - to learn about the textile industry in Kyoto, with displays that show the history of this district over the centuries. You can...
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Kyoto International Manga Museum

This museum houses a collection of manga (comic books) not only by Japanese authors/illustrators but international artists as well. Found TinTin comic books in French too! A good opportunity for kids...
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