Kyoto Zen Garden, Zen Mind

Cultural & Theme Tours in Kyoto

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“When a garden is used as a place to pause for thought, that is when a Zen garden comes to life. When you contemplate a garden like this it will form a lasting impression on your heart.” — Muso Soseki, 13th c. Zen master The Japanese garden defies quick and easy understanding. As we move in awe through one of these masterpieces we can feel that there is something deeper than just the physical beauty that surrounds us. This experience is designed to go to the heart of that "something deeper". While occupying 3 temples of the Nanzen-ji Monastery, you will hear in-depth explanations and insights into the world of Japanese gardens that you would never learn about otherwise. The Japanese garden will be revealed to you as an expression of profound art.As you will undoubtly visit at least several temples and gardens while you are here, this experience will equip you with all the tools you need to help make your experience in Kyoto one that will form a lasting impression on your heart.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Konchi-in, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, KinkiA sub-temple of Nanzen-ji.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Tenju-an TempleA sub-temple of Nanzen-ji.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Nanzen-ji Temple, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, KinkiThe head temple of the Nanzen-ji Zen Monastery.Duration: 1 hour

What’s included

  • Walking tour of some of the most magical gardens Kyoto has to offer
  • Guided narration by a landscape designer with 15 years experience
  • Entry/Admission - Konchi-in
  • Entry/Admission - Tenju-an Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Nanzen-ji Temple

What’s not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks