Japanese cultural experience programs for foreign people are basically conducted in English. Please make inquiries if you need other languages. Japanese people can also join the programs.



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Stunning Zen gardens & the Golden Pavilion

-from Hotel (MH01)

(Kinkakuji Temple / Ryoanji Temple / Myoshinji Temple)

This course highlights two UNESCO Cultural Heritage sites:Kinkakuji Temple, also known as the "Golden Pavilion", and Ryoanji Temple, and Taizo -in Subtemple at Myoshinji Temple, one of the five headquarters of Zen Buddhism In the past the shoguns appreciated and enjoyed this area. Our guides, all government-licensed, will show you around with warm hospitality and total dedication.

Kinkakuji Temple Pic.


Tour Information

Every day : 9:00~12:30 (Prior booking required)


Program Fee

(Per Group in Japanese yen)

Number of
Over 5people *1



9:00 - 12:30







*1: each additional person

*The tour price includes the guide fee, transportation fee, and temple admission fee (the cost of lunch is not included).

(English guides are always available. Please contact us if you need French or Spanish guides.)


Taizoin Subtemple at Myoshinji Temple Pic.

Taizoin Subtemple at Myoshinji Temple

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Ryoanji Temple

Tour Schedule

Pick up at your hotel

(The picking applicable hotels are limited to the hotels between Higashi-oji-dori and Nishi-oji-dori (to the east and west) and Imadegawa-dori and Jujo-dori(to the north and south). If you need a taxi or a hired car, an additional fee will be charged.)

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Taizo-in Subtemple at Myoshinji Temple

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Ryoanji Temple

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Kinkakuji Temple

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End of tour

(Tour guide will assist you how to get to the subway station or the nearby
bus stop for your next visiting spot or your hotel.)



*Please wear proper clothing and shoes for walking.


Application Procedure

Step1: Please send the following information to IJCEE at info@ijcee.com.

  1. Desired program name 2. Desired date and time 3. Number of participants (including children) 4. Group leader’s name 5. Group leader's nationality 6.Your hotel in Kyoto


Step2: IJCEE will reply and inform whether or not the program is available.


Step3: Please purchase ticket(s) using the form below. You can pay with your credit card, debit card and PayPal acount.

When you click the "add to cart" button, you will be directly transferred to the PayPal shopping cart page. Please change the quantity if you would like to buy more than one ticket. Following this, please click the "Proceed to checkout" button.

Stunning Zen gardens & the Golden Pavilion (MH01)

Per Group in Japanese Yen

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Step4:Payment from PayPal will be sent after receiving the program fee from you. Please come to the meeting place on the day with the copy of the mail. IJCEE staff will be waiting for you with name plate.

Kinkakuji Temple Pic.

Kinkakuji Temple

Cancellation Charge (Cancellation Policy)

If you cancel your reservation, the following cancellation rates and remittance charge will be charged.

  (1) 14 days - 3 days prior to the program date: 20 % of the program fee

  (2) 2 days of the day before the program date: 50 % of the program fee

  (3) a day before the program date: 100 % of the program fee