Religious Tours & Spiritual Journeys in Japan

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A curated directory of religious tours and spiritual journeys in Japan available for booking.

Tour Description Countries Duration Dates Min Price
Kyoto Day Tour of Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle and Sanjusangendo from Osaka
Company: Viator
Destinations: Ōsaka
Categories: castles · palaces · temples

Tour Kyoto’s famous landmarks all in one day, traveling by rail from Osaka! Visit three UNESCO World Heritage sites in the former royal capital, including Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji Temple (Golden Pavilion) and Kiyomizu Temple. You'll observe classical Japanese life in the elegant gardens of Heian Shrine, explore the Kyoto Imperial Palace and view 1,001 Bodhisattva statues at Sanjusangendo Hall. A local guide offers informative commentary throughout your day trip, including lunch, until you return to Osaka by train. Details and booking→

Japan 10 hours various dates $147.75
Arashiyama and Sagano Morning Walking Tour
Company: Viator
Destinations: Kyoto
Categories: temples · walking tours

Stroll through rural bamboo groves and visit mountain temples outside Kyoto on this morning walking tour of the Sagano and Arashiyama districts. You'll experience the tranquil beauty of Japan's rural temples and gardens, and experience Japanese life outside the big cities. Details and booking→

Japan 4 hours various dates $88.85
Half Day Small-Group Kyoto Cultural Tour
Company: Viator
Destinations: Kyoto
Categories: temples · walking tours

Savor the beauty and charm of Kyoto on this cultural walking tour. An ancient yet elegant city, Kyoto showcases all that is refined and unique about Japanese culture. Wander with your knowledgeable guide through Zen gardens, visit shrines and temples, and catch glimpses of geishas in their kimonos. Numbers are limited to 12 people, ensuring an intimate experience. Details and booking→

Japan 3 hours 30 minutes various dates $51.76
Nara Afternoon Tour of Todaiji Temple, Deer Park and Kasuga Shrine from Osaka
Company: Viator
Destinations: Ōsaka
Categories: Buddhism · history · temples

Enjoy an afternoon visit to Nara, whose combined historic monuments make the ancient city a UNESCO World Heritage site. This imperial capital from the 8th century is full of cultural treasures, including some of Japan's oldest Buddhist temples. Ride the JR rail from Osaka to Kyoto, where you’ll transfer by comfortable coach to Nara. After your tour of Todaiji Temple, Deer Park and Kasuga Shrine with a knowledgeable guide, you’ll return to Osaka by train. Details and booking→

Japan 5 hours various dates $96.84
Kyoto Afternoon Tour to Heian Shrine, Sanjusangendo Hall and Kiyomizu Temple from Osaka
Company: Viator
Destinations: Ōsaka

Travel round-trip by rail to Kyoto and visit key cultural landmarks in the former capital. View the splendid gardens of Heian Shrine, see 1,000-armed statues at Sanjusangendo Hall and take in beautiful panoramic views from the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kiyomizu Temple. Aboard a comfortable coach, you’ll explore these iconic sites with a knowledgeable local guide who informs you about the city’s rich religious heritage. Details and booking→

Japan 6 hours various dates $80.87
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