Kyoto: Fushimi-inari Taisha & Temples

9.5 hours | Osaka (for Kyoto) | O S A - 1 0 5
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Points of Interest

  • Kiyomizu Temple
  • Fushimi-Inari Shrine
  • Ryoanji Temple
Includes meal, Strenuous activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

WHAT YOU VISIT
Fushimi Inari Shrine
Built in 711, it's one of Kyoto's oldest and celebrated shrines. Dedicated to Inari, the Shinto god of rice, sake, and prosperity, the Shrine is most famous for its 10,000 brilliant red gates that arch over a pathway that leads through a forest and up to a hilltop overlooking Kyoto.

Ryoanji Temple
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Temple, built in 1450, is noted for its Zen rock garden. This tranquil sanctuary of white gravel and moss-covered boulders is set near the meditation hall furnished with tatami mats and a small Buddhist altar. A small pond, located in a park below the main buildings, features a small shrine and a bridge that leads to three little islands.

Kiyomizu Temple
Renowned as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Temple was founded in 778 on the site of a rushing waterfall. Its waters are believed to have mystical powers and if you drink (visitors are invited to use a cup attached to a long pole), you'll achieve success in school, live a long life or find love. But Kiyomizu is best known for its wooden stage, which was built completely without nails and juts out over the hillside offering panoramic views of the cherry and maple trees, and Kyoto off in the distance. Behind the Temple's main hall is the Jishu Shrine dedicated to the deity of love and matchmaking.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
From the walking path at the Fushimi Inari Shrine that leads through a tunnel of torii gates to the serene setting of the Ryoanji Temple and the views from the Kiyomizu Temple, this full-day outing will provide camera buffs with one jaw-dropping photo opportunity after another.

LUNCH
Following your visit to the Ryoanji Temple, you'll refuel with a delicious Japanese style lunch at a local restaurant.

WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
Once you're out of Osaka, you'll travel 90 minutes to Kyoto. Originally the seat of Japan's imperial court from 794 to 1868, Kyoto today remains the cultural capital of Japan. As you make your way through the countryside, you'll pass such notable landmarks as Toji Temple, which at 180 feet, is the tallest pagoda in Japan; and the Kyoto Tower, Kyoto's tallest modern structure.

Special Notes:

The drive between Osaka and Kyoto is approximately 90 minutes each way. Passengers should expect traffic and delays. This tour involves a substantial number of steps and uphill walking at Fushimi-inari Taisha, Kiyomizudera tera Temple and Ryoanji temple. Shoes must be removed to enter Ryoaji Temple.
This tour is not considered suitable for passengers with walking difficulties. Kiyomizu temple locates on the top of hill.
The roof of the main hall of Kiyomizu temple has been under renovation work and covered. Due to these restoration works, they might spoil the scenery. We suggest you carry local currency. A minimum of 20 passengers is required for this tour to operate.
Tour order may vary.
We do not recommend you to drink water from Otowa waterfall at Kiyomizutera Temple even though it is drinkable.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a Fushimi Inari Taisha

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Travel time:
01:30
Time at site:
01:15

Lunch at the local restaurant

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
01:00

Visit Ryoanji Temple

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
01:15

Visit Kiyomizu Temple

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
01:30

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Travel time:
01:45