We will meet at JR Kyoto station central ticket gate, then visit Fushimi Inari Taisha which is famous for thousands of torii gates. We'll be there before it gets crowded with other travelers. You will enjoy a spiritual atmosphere, and may take some fascinating pictures. The next stop is the Golden Pavilion(Kinkakuji) which is designated as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. You won't forget about this heavenly pagoda covered by gold leaf accompanied by its reflection on a peaceful pond. In addition, you will learn about the tip how the beauty of Japanese gardens are created. The Last destination will be Bamboo Grove. Surrounded by sky-high fresh-green bamboo, you will feel stunning and peace of mind. You will then return to JR Kyoto station before we finish up.
My name is Kommy, and I'm a frequent traveler, avid mountain climber and I can even recite some Buddhist sutras by heart! I am a professional guide at JEGPRO and have over 100 guide experiences. Most of them are center around Kyoto and I always get good feedback from guests. I also train new guides and teach them how to guide travelers. Along with Michiko, we have been guiding travelers all around this area, sharing our expertise and love of Kyoto. I have worked in the US and Africa and have visited Europe many times, so will show you around from the standpoint of a guest and help you fully enjoy Kyoto. My hobby is making original tours and I have created 40 tours so far which makes me very knowledgeable in Kyoto.
Admission fee for Golden Pavilion
Located at east end of Kyoto, Fushimi Inari Taisha is a venerated shrine and designated as Japan's No.1 sightseeing spot for 5 years in row. Golden Pavilion is the most famous zen temple and situated at the bottom of northern mountains of Kyoto. This temple was built by powerful shogun in 1397. At the bottom of western mountains, you will see Bamboo Grove. With history of over 1,000 years, fresh-green Bamboo Grove offers you refreshing feeling
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