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
Private Scholar-led Kyoto Walking Tour: Shintoism and Buddhism in Japan
Company: Viator
Destinations: Kyoto
Categories: Buddhism · temples

If you want to possess a deeper understanding of Shintoism and Buddhism, the religions of Japan, this private 3-hour walking tour of Kyoto is the perfect introduction. A local scholar will guide your private party through the streets of Gion and take you to several spiritual sites in the cultural capital. Explore Yasaka Shrine, Kennin-ji Temple and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kiyomizu-dera Temple. You’ll learn about the symbols and structures of these Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples, and discover the daily rituals of resident monks. Details and booking→

Japan 3 hours various dates $75.53
Scholar-led Kyoto Walking Tour: Shintoism and Buddhism in Japan
Company: Viator
Destinations: Kyoto
Categories: Buddhism · history · temples

Join a local scholar of religion on a 3-hour walking tour of Kyoto, exploring Shinto and Buddhist landmarks. Visit Yasaka Shrine, Kennin-ji Temple and Kiyomizu-dera Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.You’ll learn about the synchronicity of religions and spirituality that permeate Japanese culture, historically and in present day. Explore the history, traditions and rituals of both Shintoism — an indigenous spiritual belief — and Buddhism, which was imported from China and Central Asia. Numbers are limited to 6 people, ensuring an intimate experience with a small group. Details and booking→

Japan 3 hours various dates $96.31
Scholar-led Kyoto Walking Tour: Japanese Gardens and Landscape
Company: Viator
Destinations: Kyoto
Categories: Buddhism · temples · walking tours

This 3-hour private walking tour of Kyoto’s beautiful Japanese gardens takes you to several Zen Buddhist temples with a local scholar. Admire Mirror Pond at Kinkaku-ji (the Golden Pavilion), Karesansui Garden at Ryoan-ji and the intricate rock and water landscapes of Ninna-ji. Your knowledgeable private guide will enlighten you about the Japanese aesthetics and principles of design that have shaped the stylized gardens of emperors, nobles and monks for centuries. Enjoy personalized attention on this private tour, with a choice of morning or afternoon departure times. Details and booking→

Japan 3 hours various dates $75.53
Scholar-led Small-Group Kyoto Walking Tour: Japanese Gardens and Landscape
Company: Viator
Destinations: Kyoto
Categories: art · Buddhism · temples · walking tours

Garden and landscape design is an art form that has shaped Japanese aesthetics for centuries. On this 3-hour scholar-led walking tour of Kyoto, you’ll see a wide variety of Japanese garden styles, from the intricate miniature landscapes of emperors to the stylized gravel and rock designs of Zen Buddhist temples. Visit Mirror Pond at Kinkaku-ji (the Golden Pavilion), Karesansui Garden at Ryoan-ji and the landscapes of Ninna-ji as you discuss each design. Numbers are limited to 6 people, ensuring an intimate experience with a small group. Details and booking→

Japan 3 hours various dates $96.31
Tokyo Skytree, Asakusa and Central Tokyo Sightseeing Tour
Company: Viator
Destinations: Tokyo

Discover two of Tokyo’s must-see destinations on a guided tour of the Asakusa district and the Tokyo Skytree. Sit back and relax on a sightseeing tour of central Tokyo. You'll drive through Imperial Palace Plaza, National Diet Building, State Guest House, Ginza and Akihabara. Next, you’ll visit the famous Buddhist shrines and temples of Asakusa, then have Tokyo at your feet when you take in views from the Tokyo Skytree, one of the world’s tallest tower. Details and booking→

Japan 6 hours various dates $64.89
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