[Virtual Tour] Discover the Secret Charm of Kyoto Tour: Konkai Komyo-ji Temple， Sutra Transcribing Experience， Sweets-making Viewing， Shoden Sanso & Tea Ceremony Viewing led by Local Expert with National Guiding License (1st Session， From 11:00 JST)
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Kansai (Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, etc.) Walking Tour
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1. On this virtual tour, experience sightseeing in Kyoto, one of the popular sightseeing regions of Japan, from the comfort of your own home.
Participating is easy! Download Zoom on your device (smartphone, PC, etc.) in advance, and once it is time to start, click on the designated URL, and enjoy the tour online.
2. This virtual tour is led by a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter in real time. In order to make it so that participating customers feel as if they are strolling around, you will be shown pre-recorded tour footage while a knowledgeable National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter with a hospitable heart provides explanations for sightseeing spots and Japanese culture. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to mention them to the guide right then and there!
3. On this virtual tour, more than half of the destinations comprise areas that are normally not open to the public. Participating customers can look forward to enjoying the fascinating, little-known secrets of Kyoto.
At Konkai Komyo-ji Temple, enjoy seeing the sights from different angles, such as from atop the Sanmon Gate, in a formal chamber, in a sacred hall, a garden, and even a light-up display. Then in the comfort of your own home, experience what it's like to copy a sutra actually used at Konkai Komyo-ji Temple.
See how artisans create beautiful Japanese sweets at the long-established confectionery shop Shichijo Kanshundo, and watch a tea ceremony at Shoden Sanso in Uji. Get in touch with Japanese architecture and gardens at Shoden Sanso, built on the remnants of a nobles' villa from 900 years ago.
There is plenty to enjoy for everyone, whether first-timers or those who want to dive deeper into Japanese culture.
11:00- 1(min) Start from Kyoto Station After greetings from the guide, the tour video will begin outside Kyoto Tower, Kyoto's gateway.
15(min) Konkai Komyo-ji Temple - Daytime Visit Visit the Konkai Komyo-ji Temple, affectionately called "Kurodani-san" by the locals.
There are plenty of sights to see, including the impressive Sanmon Gate and its upper floor, the sacred hall, a garden, and more.
At the formal chamber which served as a setting for many historical events, as well as other areas, enjoy taking in the sights reminiscent of the ancient past.
Efforts for SDGs as well as efforts undertaken by the people of modern Kyoto based on modern times will be introduced.
10(min) Konkai Komyo-ji Temple - Sutra Transcribing Experience Take a timeout to refresh your soul. Experience what sutra transcribing is like. Sutra transcribing data actually used at Konkai Komyo-ji Temple will be sent.
Feel the richness of the moment with every character copied with all your heart.
Please be sure to print out the sutra transcribing data sent in advance.
*A monk coloring page will also be prepared for those who may have difficulty copying characters.
*Please refer to [Important Notes/Supplements: Flow of Tour Participation].
5(min) Konkai Komyo-ji Temple - Light-up Visit See the illuminated temple grounds and garden. Enjoy taking in the sight of a mystical world different from the daytime visit.
7(min) Shichijo Kanshundo Kyoto Tower Sando Store - Japanese Sweets-making Viewing See how a variety of Japanese sweets are made at Shichijo Kanshundo at their Kyoto Tower Sando store.
Behold the beautiful work of artisans.
10(min) Shoden Sanso - Tea Ceremony Viewing Watch Japan's traditional culture of tea ceremony in a villa built on what was once the vast grounds of a nobles' villa from 900 years ago. Feel the calming atmosphere in the still space.
11(min) Shoden Sanso - Residence & Garden One can sense the deep, rich history as earthen walls from 900 years ago remain standing to this day.
Enjoy seeing the imaginativeness of Japanese architecture with different designs displayed at a residence built about 100 years in the past.
-12:00 1(min) Guide's Closing Remarks