garden visit

Walking in the Gardens of the Gods

Walking in the Gardens of the Gods

Duration:2.5 hours total
Includes:Drinks and 1 ticket
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

Born and raised Buddhist in Singapore, I moved to Japan 7 years ago to major in politics & history at Waseda University. I now live in the Tofukuji area and am developing a walking tour app for Kyoto. My fanatic interest in tea and the history of Shintoism and Buddhism led me to research the modern gardens of Tofukuji Temple, and I can't wait to share my knowledge about them with you.
Xianjie (XJ)
Xianjie (XJ)
Xianjie (XJ)
Xianjie (XJ)

What we’ll do

Is there paradise on earth? Yes - come into the gardens of the gods at Tofukuji Temple. Explore three of Tofukuji's best gardens away from the hustle and bustle of the city. You will learn how modernism in the West influenced one of Kyoto's greatest garden designers, discover the hidden meanings behind the gardens' architecture, and see how ancient Japanese and Chinese ideas of the gods manifest…

What else you should know

Please come in clothing that make it easy for you to sit in, and shoes that are easy to slip on and off. The temples are cold and unheated in winter so please dress warmly and put on thicker socks.

What I’ll provide

Matcha green tea and seasonal sweet
Entrance tickets
Access to 3 of Tofukuji's temples are included

Xianjie (XJ)
garden visit
$42 per person
$42 per person