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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 Afternoon Tour: Heian Shrine
"Kyoto Afternoon: Heian Sanjusangendo. Kiyomizu""Kyoto Afternoon Tour: Heian Shrine Sanjusangendo Kiyomizu Temple""Your tour begins in the afternoon with an introduction to your guide who will lead you to the different stops and inform you of their cultural and religious significances and histories. Kyoto was Japan’s capital and the emperor’s residence from 794 un Kyoto has a distinct dichotomy of traditional and modern offerings.
 Over the centuries
From JPY5,900.00
 
Kyoto Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo
"After early morning pickup at selected Tokyo hotels or the Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal transfer to Tokyo Station where you catch the bullet train (Shinkansen) to Kyoto. As you look out of the train window on a clear day catch sight of revered Mt Fuji. After a 2-hour journey arrive at mid-day to Kyoto Station where your local guide welcomes you. Enjoy a Western-style lunch at the New Miyako Hotel before beginning your afternoon city tour in Kyoto. After your meal travel by comfortable coach to the spectacular Heian-jingu Shrine a Shinto structure built in 1895 to commemorate the 1100 year anniversary of the founding of Kyoto. The shrine's design reproduced the architecture of an Emperor’s palace from an earlier era. Outside
From JPY41,400.00

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Shosei-en

This is a very pretty little garden. We really enjoyed our walk around it in the cool shade of the trees. It amazed me to look up and see Kyoto Tower in the background when I was taking a photo of the...
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Aug 01, 2009

Shosei-en Garden

Shosei-en was created in 1653 by a priest from Higashi Honganji Temple and belonged to the temple and was used as a detached residence. It was originally quite vast, extending all the way to the...
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Sep 13, 2010
 
 
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Nishi-hairu, Hitosuji-me, Shichi-agaru, Sumiyoshi-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, 600-814
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272 Sasaya-cho, Shimokyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, 600-8156, Japan
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Higashinotoin Nishi-iru, Kamijuzuyacho-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, 600-8150, Japan
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260 Ameyacho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, 600-8148, Japan
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418 Nayacho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, 600-8142, Japan
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229 Kogawacho, Shichjo Agau, Akezudori, Shimogyo-ku, 600-8149
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Things to Do Near Shosei-en Garden

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Kyoto Tower

Just opposite Kyoto Station stands the Kyoto Tower(Kyoto-tawa). Although the town is famous for its old temples and shrines this is also one of the landmarks in Kyoto. Its spire stands at 131 meters...
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Kyoto National Museum

This room presents Japanese lacquerware decorated in the makie technique (using sprinkled gold powder), as well as Chinese and Korean lacquerware. Various themes, periods, techniques and styles of...
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Yogen-in Temple

I found Yogen-in to be a real hidden gem that was not crowded but also not off the tourist path; it's just a minute's walk from Sanjuusangendo! Yogen-in Temple is small, but there are two main...
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Rokuharamitsuji Temple

Rokuharamitsuji is a small but fascinating temple in the Higashiyama area. It was founded by the priest Kuya Shonin and built at the supposed gateway between this world and the netherworld. Outside...
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Kenninji Temple

This is Japan's oldest Zen temple, having been founded in 1202 by the monk Eisai who is credited with introducing Zen to Japan. He is buried on the temple grounds. We didn’t have time to go inside...
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Nishiki Market

Nishiki Market is a traditional shopping street in Central Kyoto, that has been here for centuries. It is said that the first shop here opened in 1311, and the area became a fish market in the 16th...
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