Discover the real Kyoto while roaming the streets of the cultural capital of Japan with this half-day tour. The streets of this 1,200 year old city have a lot to tell and nothing’s better than discovering it as the locals do.
Start your day by cycling along Kami river with a superb view of downtown and traditional waterfront restaurants. you’ll be able to admire the Heian-Jingu sanctuary built in 1894 for the millenium anniversary of the city.
Then you’ll continue along the channels to reach the impressive Nanzenji temple and its surprising feature; a panoramic aqueduct with the mountains as a backdrop. It is Japan’s most important Zen temple so soak it up and continue to the Path of Philosophy.
Among the most popular walking path of Kyoto, the Path of Philosophy weaves it way through hundreds of cherry trees, blossoming in April. Do as Nishida Kitaro-renowned Japanese philosopher- did when he passed through it every day on his way to university and contemplate the beauty and serenity of the place.
Then we go back to Kyoto along the channel and its traditional tea houses and bath houses among the cherry trees and narrow streets.
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