KYOTO, CITY OF TEMPLES, SHRINES AND GARDENS
Cultural, Meal included
What we will do From the pier you will travel by coach to Kyoto. You will visit Kinkakuji Temple for an exterior view only. It was built by Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa as a villa in the Muromachi Period in 1397 and later converted into a temple. It is three stories high with the second and third storey covered with pure gold foil. Then you will visit Nishiki Market where you will see local foods and products. Lunch will be served at local restaurant and after lunch you will continue your sightseeing visit to Heian Shrine, which is a famous structure dedicated to Emperor Kammu, the founder of Kyoto; and the Emperor Komei, the last Emperor in Kyoto. Your last visit will be in the Kiyomizu Temple; designated a National treasure, it's main hall was constructed in the 17th century and is famous for its location hanging over a cliff. After the sightseeing tour, you will travel back to the pier by coach.
What you need to know Please note: The visit to the Kinkakuji Temple involves in climbing 30 steps. This excursion is not recommended for guests with mobility problems. When visiting the temple shoes should be removed and socks should be worn. There's no place for exchanging money, preparing Japanese Yen is truly recommended. The order of the itinerary may vary. A sunhat, sunglasses and bottled water are recommended. Space is limited, so please reserve early. Suitable clothing is recommended for entrance to places of worship. The visit to the Kiyomizu tera Temple involves in climbing several steps.