Guided tour of ”Higashiyama”, the largest concentration of national treasures and cultural assets in Kyoto!

2 hours-¥12,500 / Per person
Arashiyama? ''Higashiyama'' is the cultural center of Kyoto!【With a ticket to the National Museum】
The Higashiyama area of Kyoto is an area frequented by lovers of Japanese culture.

This is partly because, in Kyoto’s long history, large temples and shrines served as a stage for exchange among the powerful, the gorgeous aristocratic culture blending together with the culture of samurai, Zen priests, etc., and a uniquely Japanese sense of beauty has taken root in the area.

In addition to the famous Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Yasaka Shrine, many national treasures have been passed down to temples and shrines in the area, and because the deep history and culture remain very strong, even long-time Kyoto residents say that the atmosphere of Higashiyama is special and different from any others.

The Kyoto National Museum, the most prestigious museum in Kyoto and one of only four national museums in Japan, is also located in Higashiyama, and this tour will allow you to learn about many of the major cultural assets in this area! We hope you will enjoy all that Higashiyama, the cultural center of Kyoto, has to offer!

*Only the "Special Exhibition - Tofukuji" can be viewed from 10/7 to 12/3, as no other exhibitions are held during the biannual special exhibitions at Kyoto National Museum. Tofukuji Temple is one of Kyoto's most famous Zen temples, known for its autumn foliage and beautiful fresh greenery. It is also home to many paintings and Buddhist statues of national treasure value, indicating that Tofukuji was a very prestigious temple that received support from the state.

・Offered in English
・Local meeting and local breakup
What's Included
◎ English-speaking guide (Only during the guided tour)
◎ Admission ticket and audio guide (in English) for the "Special Exhibition: Tofukuji" at Kyoto National Museum
◎ Admission fees for facilities visited on the guided tour of the temple's surrounding area
✖ Food, drinks, and transportation to the site

*Audio guide rental may not be possible depending on availability on the day of the tour. In such cases, the tour price will remain the same.
What To Expect
13:00 Meet at the main gate of Chishakuin Temple

 < Guided tour around Tofukuji Temple (1.5 hours) >
  - Chishakuin Temple (50 min.)
   : The head temple of the Shingon Chisan sect which houses
many national treasures and important cultural properties
  - Sanjusangendo (40 min.)
   : A temple of the Tendai sect of Buddhism that houses many national
treasures, including 1,000 statues of the Kannon (Goddess of Mercy),
the Wind God and Thunder God, and the main hall

15:00 Arrive at Kyoto National Museum / End of the tour

* Please visit Kyoto National Museum on your own. No guide will accompany you.
* The route is subject to change.
Date & TimeWeekdays (Tuesday through Friday only)
from 10/7 (Sat.) to 12/3 (Sun.)
* Except 10/10 (Tue), 11/3(Fri), 11/23(Thu)

13:00 – 15:00
Capacity10 people max. Minimum 4 participants
Who can attendAdult rates apply to those 16 years of age and older.
*Children under 15 years old are not required to pay the above tour fee, but each child under 15 years old must pay 900 yen for temple visits during the tour.
*Please let us know the number of children under 15 years old.
Exhibits at Kyoto National Museum↓↓ Please see below for details
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Additional Info
・Please book at least 3 business days in advance so that we can build the best experience for you.
・The final deadline for application is 11/29 (Wed.) at 18:00.
・Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.
・Applicants must be at least 18 years old to apply. Minors must obtain the consent of a parent or guardian before applying.
・Elementary school students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
・If the number of applicants does not reach 4, the tour may be canceled.
・The experience may be canceled or postponed at short notice, or the content may be changed due to traffic conditions, etc.
・The experience may be filmed and posted on social networking sites or used in articles.
・We may share your responses to surveys and reviews on our social networking sites and media.
Cancellation policy
・Free of charge if canceled up to 3 days before the tour date, 50% 2 days before, and 100% the day before or on the day of the tour.
・Special Cases (Natural disaster, virus, etc.): Full refund.
・Bank transfer fees for refunds in the event of cancellation will be borne by the customer.
¥12,500 / Per person
* Tax included/Advance payment(paypal)
* Children aged 15 or under
Where you'll be
Meeting place :

The main gate of Chishakuin Temple


Approx. 10 minutes walk from Keihan Shichijo Station

Approx. 10 minutes by bus from JR Kyoto Station (get off at Higashiyama Shichijo bus stop), 2 minutes walk from the bus stop