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Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours
Product code: 117408P1


Overview
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Higashi Hongan-ji Temple, Karasumadori Shichijo-Agaru, Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto 600-8505 Kyoto PrefectureThis tour offers a unique opportunity to visit a quiet, uncrowded, major Buddhist temple complex, popularly known as Higashi Honganji, located within easy walking distance of Kyoto Station. Your guide, a twenty-five year resident of Japan, is American-born Buddhist priest and scholar Rev. Dr. Brian Victoria. Dr. Victoria will introduce you to the fascinating history of this temple together with the doctrines and iconography of the True Pure Land sect of Buddhism with which it is affiliated. Higashi Honganji has no entrance fee since it remains what it has been for more than four centuries, a place of pilgrimage for practicing Buddhists from throughout Japan.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Shosei-en Garden, Higashitamamizucho Shimojuzuyamachidori Ainomachi Higashi Iru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8190 Kyoto PrefectureFollowing your visit to Higashi Honganji, the tour moves to nearby Shosei-en, a large, temple-affiliated, traditional garden, complete with ponds and traditional tea houses. Dr. Victoria will explain the history of Japanese gardens and tea houses as well as answer any questions you may have about Buddhist beliefs and practices in general. Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
Supplier Name
Brian Victoria
Additional Information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking,Not wheelchair accessible,Stroller accessible,Near public transportation,Most travelers can participate,This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions:
Tour Guide
Exclusions:
500 yen entrance fee to Shosei-en Garden,Entry/Admission - Shosei-en Garden

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