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Port of Kyoto

Feel the culture of Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Kyoto’s cobbled-stone streets

Tour: About 8 Hours

Take a stroll down the traditional cobbled-stone streets of Kyoto’s historical districts of Nishijin and Higashiyama. Here you can enjoy the finer elements of Japanese tradition and hospitality through Kyo-kaiseki, Kyoto’s traditional haute cuisine, then visit the National Treasure, Kizyomizu-dera Temple – majestic and beautiful in every season.

Port of Kyoto

120 minutes by car

1 Strolling through Nishijin   Stay: About 60 minutes
Strolling through Nishijin Photo
2 Kyo-kaiseki (Kyoto Haute Cuisine) Lunch Time   Stay: 60 minutes
Kyo-kaiseki is the haute cuisine version of Kyoryori, Kyoto's cuisine, and demands that special attention be paid to the presentation and the plates, and requires refined technical skills to prepare and present these dishes. This is due to Kyoto's long history as the imperial capital. Kyoryori, and especially Kyo-kaiseki, call for seasonal produce to be prepared and seasoned only to bring out and enhance the natural flavours.
AddressKyoto City
Links Kyo-Ryori Association
Kyo-kaiseki (Kyoto Haute Cuisine) Lunch Time Photo
3 Kiyomizu-dera Temple   Stay: 60 minutes
Ever since the Heian era (794 – 1185) people have flocked from all over the country to pray to the Kannon Buddha of Mercy at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. The large veranda built on the hillside offers spectacular views of Kyoto, with each season bringing a new sense of natural beauty; cherry blossoms and verdant greens in spring and the bright colours of foliage in autumn are particular highlights. The main hall is a National Treasure, and altogether there are 15 temple buildings in the temple area, all designated as Important Cultural Properties.
AddressKiyomizu, Higashiyamaku, Kyoto City
Links Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kiyomizu-dera Temple Photo

15 minutes by car

4 Walk the cobbled-stone streets of Higashiyama   Stay: 60 minutes
Walk the cobbled-stone streets of Higashiyama Photo

110 minutes by car

Port of Kyoto

Port of Kyoto
Strolling through Nishijin
Kyo-kaiseki (Kyoto Haute Cuisine) Lunch Time
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Walk the cobbled-stone streets of Higashiyama