Meet with your English Speaking Guide at the Hotel Lobby.
Today you will be taken to the Arashiyama area of Kyoto which is one of the most popular areas. Arashiyama area is famous for the bamboo garden and the Togetskyo Bridge which literally translates to the Bridge that crosses to the Moon. Enter
the Unesco World Heritage Site or Tenryuji Temple, and see a perfect Japanese Garden which just so happens to be the headquarters of the Zen Sect of Buddhism. You may be lucky enough to enter the HATTO Hall for a special “public viewing” that happens a few times a year. Here you will see an approx. 9 meter dragon painted on the ceiling, and I am sure you will be impressed with the expression that the dragons gives when you move around under it.
After Arashiyama sights, you will also transfer to the Golden Pavilion which is a must see in Japan, and then you will also visit one of my favorite Temples, the Ryoanji Temple. This is a Stone Garden, with many mysteries and from any one location in the garden, it is impossible to see all 14 stones at one time. If you like art, it is a must see. If you dont like art, it still is a must see. You then will return to central Kyoto and you can walk the streets of Kyoto before your dinner reservation. The Guide will say goodbye to you once the sightseeing is completed, but will also show you the restaurant location. Enjoy a superior style meal in a very casual restaurant. Just to have dinner in this traditional location is a great memory in itself. After you dinner, please return to your hotel or walk the streets a little more to see how Kyoto changes its face when the lights come on.
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