Western Kyoto Spiritual Tour: Forest Spirits of Bamboo and Zen

Journey to the outskirts of ancient Kyoto to admire the stunning natural beauty of the Hozu river, surrounded by lush mountains and whispering bamboo groves. Visit dazzling ancient temples and embrace the spiritual and cultural side of Japan with a lesson in Zen meditation from a resident monk followed by a traditional matcha green tea ceremony. Spiritual enlightenment is (almost) guaranteed!
* Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
* Starts: 右京区, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Journey to the outskirts of ancient Kyoto to admire the stunning natural beauty of the Hozu river, surrounded by lush mountains and whispering bamboo groves. Visit dazzling ancient temples and embrace the spiritual and cultural side of Japan with a lesson in Zen meditation from a resident monk followed by a traditional matcha green tea ceremony. Spiritual enlightenment is (almost) guaranteed!

Itinerary
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Stop At: Nonomiya Shrine, Sagano Miyamachi 1, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8393 Kyoto Prefecture

Nonomiya shrine is a small shrine surrounded by a bamboo grove. It has a reputation for helping women to find love or to wish for children and for a safe childbirth. Visitors can purchase amulets for a good relationship, conception of a child and more.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Bamboo Forest Street, Sagaogurayama Tabuchiyamacho, Ukyo-Ku, Kyoto 616-8394 Kyoto Prefecture

A photogenic 500 metre-long path through an immense bamboo grove. A must see beautiful sight when sun light filters through the bamboo.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Togetsukyo Bridge, Sagatenryuji Susukinobabacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8385 Kyoto Prefecture

Togetsu bridge is a landmark in Arashiyama district and it attracts visitors because of its beautiful scenery, especially during the cherry blossom season in spring and coloured leaves in Autumn.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Daihikaku Senkoji Temple, 62 Arashiyama Nakaoshitachō, Nishikyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-0004, Japan

The temple is hidden in a mountain and not easy to get to, but you will rewarded with the most beautiful view of Kyoto city. As it is isolated from touristy spots, its tranquilness is exceptional for Zen meditation.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes