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[Gold-Guide] Recommended Spring Kyoto Tours

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We would like to introduce [Blossoms and Serenity: A Journey Through Cherry-Blossom-Clad Shrines and Temples] from Gold-Guide's spring special feature. There are only a few cherry blossom season left. This tour will take you to sightseeing spots mainly in Kita-ku, Kyoto City.

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1 day (8 hours)

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Your guide will pick you up at your hotel.
Take a taxi to Johinrendaiji Temple.

Johonrendaiji Temple is a famous cherry blossom spot known only to those in the know. The weeping cherry blossoms that bloom in the temple grounds are very beautiful and lustrous. It is one of Kyoto's oldest temples, standing at the foot of Mt. Funaoka and facing Senbon-dori Street, with a long embankment wall. After it was burned down during the Onin War, it was patronized by Toyotomi Hideyoshi and others, and in the Edo period it flourished as a large temple with 12 sub-temples, but now only three remain. The E-Ingakyo Sutra from the Tenpyo period is the oldest picture scroll in Kyoto and is a national treasure. Within the temple grounds is the grave of Jocho, a representative Buddhist sculptor of the Fujiwara period. When visiting, please be mindful of etiquette.

Kenkun Shrine's main hall, worship hall, etc. are shrine buildings from the early Meiji period that make use of the natural beauty of bare wood, and are designated as registered tangible cultural properties of Japan. The worship hall is a distinctive building with a magnificent and elegant irimoya-style roof with cypress bark thatching, and the inside is decorated with paintings of noble retainers who achieved particularly great military feats under Nobunaga, such as Hashiba Hideyoshi, Shibata Katsuie, and Maeda Toshiie. Kenkun Shrine is also known as a shrine with a connection to swords. There are many things to see and do at the shrine that are irresistible to sword fans, such as the Important Cultural Property that was handed over to Nobunaga by Imagawa Yoshimoto at the Battle of Okehazama, and a short sword that is said to have been a favorite of Oda Nobunaga.

Daitokuji Temple

After visiting Daitokuji Temple, we will walk to Imamiya Shrine.

Imamiya Shrine is a historic shrine that was founded in 997 to quell an epidemic that was spreading in the capital. Imamiya Shrine is also known as the "Tamanokoshi Shrine" and is very popular among women who have a strong desire to make their dream of marrying a wealthy man come true! The shrine office also has Tamanokoshi amulets available. The aburi mochi, a specialty of the shrine, is also popular among visitors! It is said that aburi mochi has the power to grant good health and prosperity.

After lunch, we take a taxi to Hirano Shrine.

Hirano Shrine

A taxi will take you to the hotel.
After arriving at the hotel, the tour will be dismissed.

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