Kyoto Afternoon Tour - Heian Shrine, Sanjusangendo, Kiyomizu Temple

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Kyoto Afternoon Tour - Heian Shrine, Sanjusangendo, Kiyomizu Temple information and booking

from
$53
Duration
4 hours
Departs from
Tour departs from Kyoto New Miyako Hotel or selected hotels in Kyoto
Returns to
Returns to original departure point at approximately 5:30pm
Time of departure
1:40pm from Kyoto New Miyako Hotel
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Tour description provided by Viator

Immerse yourself in Kyoto on an afternoon guided tour tour through the vibrant green and red Heian Shrine. Admire Sanjusangendo Hall with its 1001 Kannon statues and the Kiyomizu Temple where you'll enjoy sweeping city views from the large terrace. All entry fees and return coach transfers are included.

Kyoto was Japan's capital and the emperor's residence from 794 until 1868. It is now the country's seventh largest city with a population of 1.4 million people and a modern face.

Over the centuries, Kyoto was destroyed by many wars and fires, but due to its historic value, the city was not chosen as a target of air raids during World War II. Countless temples, shrines and other historically priceless structures survive in the city today.

Heian Shrine
The brightly colored shrine with its vermilion pillars and green roof, and its enchanting inner gardens and ponds, reflects the elegance of life in the ancient Japanese court.

Sanjusangendo Hall
A renowned long wooden hall housing all of 1,001 statues of Kannon, Bodhisattva, that date back to the 13th century.

Kiyomizu Temple
A quaint old lane lined with pottery shops lead up to this famous temple. Enjoy a sweeping view of the entire city of Kyoto from its lofty terrace.

What's included

  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
  • Local tax

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks