Religious Tours & Spiritual Journeys in Kyoto

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

Tour Description Countries Duration Dates Min Price
Kyoto and Nara Day Trip from Kyoto including Nijo Castle
Company: Viator
Destinations: Kyoto
Categories: Buddhism · castles · palaces · temples

Explore the cultural treasures of Kyoto and Nara on a full-day tour from Kyoto. See all the highlights of Kyoto including visits to Nijo Castle and the Imperial Palace. Then travel to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Nara and some of the oldest Buddhist temples in Japan. Hand-feed the deer and see the Kasuga Shrine with more than 3,000 lanterns. Details and booking→

Japan 10 hours various dates $134.36
Nara Afternoon Tour of Todaiji Temple, Deer Park and Kasuga Shrine from Kyoto
Company: Viator
Destinations: Kyoto
Categories: Buddhism · history · temples

Venture to Nara from Kyoto for the afternoon. Due to its past as the first permanent capital of Japan, Nara remains full of historic treasures, including some of Japan's oldest Buddhist temples. Accompanied by your local guide, you'll visit the Todaiji Temple to see Japan's largest Buddha, Deer Park - home to hundreds of freely roaming deer, and Kasuga Shrine - Nara's most celebrated shrine. Details and booking→

Japan 5 hours 30 minutes various dates $68.89
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
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
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