Western Kyoto Spiritual Tour: Forest Spirits of Bamboo and Zen Meditation

$ 97.37 / AED 357.35 per person

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Spend time in the serene and picturesque outskirts of ancient Kyoto
  • Spiritual experience through Zen meditation with a real Buddhist monk
  • Participate in a green tea ceremony in a Zen temple, a hallmark of tradition
  • Wander through an ancient towering bamboo grove and lush surroundings
  • Explore magnificent ancient temples and panoramic views
  • Smartphone voucher accepted – no need to print!

Activity Schedule

2pm

Overview

Embark on a spiritual journey and bask in your spectacular natural surrounds as you spend time in the tranquil outskirts of ancient Kyoto. Take in the mesmerizing beauty of the Hozu river, the lush mountains and the whispering bamboo groves. Leave behind the hustle and bustle of the city and reconnect with nature, a truly fulfilling experience.

Awaken your spiritual side by engaging in authentic Zen meditation under the guidance of a resident monk. Participate in the traditional matcha green tea ceremony, one of the most important hallmarks of Zen Buddhist culture. Stroll through the lively main road of Arashiyama, outside the Randen Keifuku Arashiyama station, which is the terminus for the old tram or streetcar. Enjoy an assortment of eating and shopping options along with a glowing display of beautiful Kimono fabric patterns in transparent tubes, known as the Kimono forest.

INCLUSIONS

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Zen meditation instruction
  • Matcha green tea ceremony
  • Cup of tea

Exclusions

  • Additional food and drink
  • Souvenirs
  • Any additional transportation

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