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Zen Temple Tour provided by Kyoto Hands on Tours

Zen Temple Tour
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Zen Buddhism teaches us to live “now”, this very moment, while emptying our mind, but how are we supposed to focus on “now” with other people around us? Don’t you worry because the venue is exclusively open to our tour, which means you get to have the whole temple only for you. Embrace the moment in this private temple where no sound distracts you.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Chinese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 59547P10
Call +852 30184991
Important information
Inclusions
Transportation fee • Guiding fee • Travel insurance • All taxes, fees and handling charges • Professional guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only) • Private tour
Exclusions
Food and drinks
Duration
2h
Departure details
Location Name: Kyoto Station Bus Ticket Center Location Address: Located between Kyoto Station Karasuma Exit and Kyoto Tower, just next to the bus stop terminal Return Location: Kyoto Station (or your hotel)
Kyoto, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki
Inclusions
Transportation fee • Guiding fee • Travel insurance • All taxes, fees and handling charges • Professional guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only) • Private tour
Exclusions
Food and drinks
Departure details
Location Name: Kyoto Station Bus Ticket Center Location Address: Located between Kyoto Station Karasuma Exit and Kyoto Tower, just next to the bus stop terminal Return Location: Kyoto Station (or your hotel)
Kyoto, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki
Duration
2h
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Minimum age is 12 years
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
A maximum of 10 people per booking
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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Elliott James Perry
San Francisco, CA7 contributions
The best zen / meditation tour in Kyoto
Sep 2019
We were in Kyoto Sep 3 - 5 and were incredibly keen to experience a meditation session with a genuine monk. I scoured the internet and found Hands on Japan to be the only tour that offered guided meditation with a monk, copying sutras AND raking the rock garden / "dry landscape" garden / zen garden. It was out of season and Hands on Japan no longer had any dates available for the experience so I contacted them and, to our delight, they organized a tour just for us!

Yu, our guide, made the whole experience. He translated perfectly between the monk's Japanese and our English, enthusiastically chaperoned us across Kyoto to the destination and back and even tailored the length of the tour to help us make another reservation later than day.

This tour was everything we were hoping for from a zen / temple / meditation tour. Can't recommend it highly enough.
Written 14 September 2019
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By: Kyoto Hands on Tours
RosGua54
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Fell in love with Kyoto
Our group of 4 spent 5 amazing days in this ancient city of Kyoto, 2 of those days we spent under the expert guidan
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All Thumbs Up!
A bit of a late review as my friend and I joined the tofu tour back in November 2018, but it was by far one of the
Christine R
Christine R
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High 5 Hands on Tours
My husband Keith, and I have just returned from an amazing trip to Japan. During that time we spent a week with Yu
Thomas Z
Thomas Z
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Private tour 8 hours in Kyoto - highly recommended
Our guide Yusuke is a competent, very pleasant city- and culture-guide. He knows a lot about culture, sports, hist
Sandy W
Sandy W
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Hands on the BEST
Had the best time with Yusuke in both Kyoto & Hiroshima (where Iko joined us with her wealth of knowledge). I fell
Rebecca C
Rebecca C
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Loved the tofu tour!
This was an awesome way to learn about how tofu is made, eat (lots of) delicious artisan tofu, and learn more about
Jenny B
Jenny B
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Confectionary Making
I’ve been to Kyoto a couple of times but this is the first time I tried my hands at doing some activity like making
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Got a peek into traditional Japanese culture through sachet making!
The sachet tour was something I would have never ever considered doing if it had not been for Kyoto Hands On Tours.