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Living Buddhism

Kyoto, Japan

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Overview

3 hoursMobile & paper tickets accepted

Visitors to Kyoto quickly realize how crowded the city’s famous temples are. This tour is unique in offering the opportunity to visit a major yet quiet, uncrowded Buddhist temple complex, featuring the largest wooden building in the world. The temple is popularly known as Higashi Honganji and is located within easy walking distance of Kyoto Station. Your guide, a twenty-five year resident of Japan, is American-born Buddhist priest and scholar Rev. Dr. Brian Victoria. Dr. Victoria will introduce you to the fascinating history of this temple together with the doctrines and iconography of the True Pure Land sect of Buddhism with which it is affiliated. Following your visit to Higashi Honganji, the tour moves to nearby Shosei-en, a large, temple-affiliated, traditional Japanese garden, complete with ponds and tea houses. Dr. Victoria will explain the history of Japanese gardens and tea houses as well as answer any questions you may have about Buddhist beliefs and practices in general.

What's Included

  • Tour Guide
  • 500 yen entrance fee to Shosei-en Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Shosei-en Garden

What To Expect

Itinerary
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Stop At: Higashi Hongan-ji Temple, Karasumadori Shichijo-Agaru, Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto 600-8505 Kyoto Prefecture

This tour offers a unique opportunity to visit a quiet, uncrowded, major Buddhist temple complex, popularly known as Higashi Honganji, located within easy walking distance of Kyoto Station. Your guide, a twenty-five year resident of Japan, is American-born Buddhist priest and scholar Rev. Dr. Brian Victoria. Dr. Victoria will introduce

The Location

Where To Go

Hotel Granvia Kyoto, Japan, 〒600-8216 Kyoto, Shimogyo Ward, Higashishiokōjichō, 901番地, Kyoto Station Building, 内

Departure time

9:00 AM

Location

Kyoto, Japan

Return details

Unnamed Road, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, Japan

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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