Kyoto Gardens Tour

Japanese tradition of landscape

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Kyoto Gardens Tour with a professional gardener

The gardens of Japan are worldwide renowned as being some of the most beautiful and Kyoto once the imperial capital of Japan is where the country’s finest gardens are to be found, that you will discover with this Kyoto Gardens Tour.

There are many types of Japanese gardens, from the karesansui or “dry landscape” garden, to the strolling gardens that are built around a pond.

Because of the relation these gardens have with Zen and the Japanese concept of wabi and sabi or Japanese aesthetics, they are most often found at temples.

By joining us you will have a chance to visit and tour some of the most remarkable Japanese gardens and landscape architecture there is to see, from the zen rock garden of Ryoanji, the Unesco World Heritage Moss Garden of Saiho-ji or the peaceful trails of Kinkakuji and Ginkakuji.

With a professional gardener you can choose for example…

  • From Tenryu-ji to Kinkaku-ji Golden Pavilion
  • From bamboo to moss, Arashiyama to Saiho-ji
  • A Kyomizu-dera Pilgrimage from Nijo Castle
  • The Path Of Philosophy or “Tetsugaku-no-michi”

We can also organize a more personalized introduction to Zen gardens in the quiet and stillness of Buddhist temples, to calm your heart and erase all of the negativity from your mind.

Recommended for people who…

…are interested in gardening and landscape

…wish to deepen their understanding of Japanese history and culture

…love nature and peaceful outdoor spaces

Kyoto Gardens Tour


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Adult(s) – 15 years and over
Children – 6 – 14 years
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