1. Japan
  2. Kyoto Prefecture
  3. Kyoto
  4. Kiyomizu-dera

Kyoto: 3-Hour Kiyomizu-dera Temple Walking Tour

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Visit the Kiyomizu-dera Temple with a guide and learn about the history and culture of Kyoto. Discover the quaint streets of Kyoto and enjoy a traditional tea ceremony.
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Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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  • Visit the Kiyomizu-dera Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Experience an authentic tea ceremony and make your own green tea
  • Visit the most colorful photogenic temple in Kyoto, Yasaka Koshin-do
  • Learn about Japanese religious cultur
  • Taste local foods recommended by your guide
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Meet your guide at the Yasaka-Jinja Shrine Nishiromon Gate. Explore the area of Kiyomizuzaka with its quaint atmosphere typical of Kyoto. See old teashops, sweet shops, and traditional Japanese sun-dried food shops lining the streets as the Maiko and Geisha walk the streets gracefully.

Make your way to the most colorful temple of Kyoto, Yasaka Koshin-do. Note the many colorful balls which hang from the ceiling and have wishes written on them. Afterwards, stop at several eateries on the streets and enjoy some local snacks.

Next, visit Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Known as the "Water Temple", this is one of the most famous temples in Japan. Built on the site of the Otowa Waterfall, stand on the wooden platform and admire the views of cherry and maple trees, as well as the city of Kyoto in the distance. Visit the Otowa Waterfall and drink a cup of its clear water, which is said to bring good luck.

Enjoy a traditional tea ceremony with Japanese sweets in a sophisticated room surrounded by tea utensils such as a tea whisk made of bamboo and unique tea bowls. Learn some Japanese phrases and history related to the tea ceremony, as well as the steps in making traditional matcha.
  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple entrance fee
  • Tea ceremony experience
  • 2-3 food samplings
  • 3-hour tour with a local guide
  • Photos during the tour
What’s Not Included
  • Extra food and drinks (available for purchase)

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Meeting point

• Please meet in front of the statue of Yasaka Shrine • Please arrive 10-minutes before the activity starts • A guide will be holding a board that says "MagicalTrip"

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Important information
Know before you go
• This tour is suitable for all ages
• Please bring some cash for additional food, drinks and souvenirs
• It is possible that there will be a line to visit the Otowa Waterfall
• Out of respect for other guests and to ensure the best tour for everyone, the tour will start promptly on time

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Product ID: 345441