Kyoto Japanese Life Tour

When you join this tour, you will discover how the Japanese people actually live. It is sometimes said that Japan is a non-religious country, but is that really true? In Japan today, the faith that has been integrated into daily life. It seems to be hidden and is not visible from the outside.

In the Furukawacho area, which is the main part of the tour, we can still see many Japanese lifestyles that can not be seen just by simply sightseeing. While viewing the beautiful scenery of the nearby Shirakawa river and the temples and shrines in this tour, you will learn how they relate to daily life in Kyoto. The tour also includes San-mon grand gate, which is a national treasure of Chion-in Temple. Its massive presence will make you stunned and overwhelmed.

This tour will not only uncover these many hidden treasures for you but also give you an inside look into the history and culture of Kyoto. Join the community and go beyond the surface.
* Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
* Starts: Kyoto, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




When you join this tour, you will discover how the Japanese people actually live. It is sometimes said that Japan is a non-religious country, but is that really true? In Japan today, the faith that has been integrated into daily life. It seems to be hidden and is not visible from the outside.

In the Furukawacho area, which is the main part of the tour, we can still see many Japanese lifestyles that can not be seen just by simply sightseeing. While viewing the beautiful scenery of the nearby Shirakawa river and the temples and shrines in this tour, you will learn how they relate to daily life in Kyoto. The tour also includes San-mon grand gate, which is a national treasure of Chion-in Temple. Its massive presence will make you stunned and overwhelmed.

This tour will not only uncover these many hidden treasures for you but also give you an inside look into the history and culture of Kyoto. Join the community and go beyond the surface.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Furukawacho Shopping Arcade, 546 Furukawacho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0026 Kyoto Prefecture

Kyoto, Higashiyama. Furukawacho Shopping Arcade was once called the east Nishiki and flourished. From that era, it has become a retro shopping street that continues to carefully cherishes connections with people, and you would feel it has the same relaxing atmosphere as before. Since customers and shopkeepers are mostly acquaintances, are they shopping or just talking? Such a scene is the daily life of the Furukawacho shopping Arcade. It’s not a place where everything is available, but please come and visit to the Furukawamachi shopping street, and touch a real Japanese life in Kyoto.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Chion-in Temple, 400 Rinkacho, Higashiyama-Ku, Kyoto 605-8686 Kyoto Prefecture

Chion-in is connected to Hōnen (1133-1212), the founder of the Jōdo Shū (Pure Land Sect) of Buddhism. Today, with over 7,000 temples, and since 1523, Chion-in has been the head temple of the Jōdo Shū.

Also, Chion-in is highly appealing from a cultural standpoint, since it received donations from the Tokugawa shogun (supreme military commander) during the early Edo period, and was built by the master artisans of the day. ーExcerpt from Chion-in websiteー

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Awata Shrine, 1 Awataguchi, Kajico, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0051 Kyoto Prefecture

It was erected in the Heian period in 1876 (876).
Enshrined in Awataguchi, one of the ”seven exits of Kyoto”, it has been revered as a god of departure and guardian since ancient times, and even now there are people who dedicate ema or buy talismans when departing on a trip.
In addition, Kaji-Jinja shrine a god of steel and blacksmithing and old swordsmiths also enshrined, is popular recently.

Duration: 20 minutes