TOUR
WESTERN JAPAN

[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 (2nd Session, From 16:00 JST)

Tour Code :

VS0004N2S

Departs from :

Kyoto

Tour Brand :

Kansai (Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, etc.) Walking Tour

change(s) from the previous year :

Price(Lowest) :

¥3,000 ~

Overview :

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.

Itinerary

day1

16:00- 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.
-17:00 1(min) Guide's Closing Remarks

VS0004N2S

Remarks:Planning Company: JTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc.
Address: 2-3-14 Higashi Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Japan Tourism Agency Registered Travel Agent (No. 1723)
A member of the Japan Association of Travel Agents
[Reception Method]
Please click on the Zoom viewing link to participate on the tour.
[Operation Conditions/Tour Conditions]
*Watch the trailer on YouTube!
https://youtu.be/XomkNxAzBmk
- This tour is a virtual tour via Zoom. Please note that this is not a live broadcast of an actual tour/from sightseeing spots.
- Please download Zoom on a smartphone or computer beforehand.
- The Zoom URL will be sent to the email address entered during booking 1-7 days prior to the tour date.
*Use of the login URL is limited to customers who have made a booking.
- On the day, the National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter will be on standby 10 minutes prior to start. Customers are recommended to connect early.
- Customers may not be able to participate once 30 minutes have passed following the start of the tour. Thank you for your understanding.
- There may be a change of time, etc. depending on signal conditions on the day or other reason. Thank you for your understanding.
- There will also be a question and answer session. Please feel free to say something.
- The video and guide may be difficult to hear. Customers are recommended to participate in a quiet location.
- If the minimum number of participants (10) is not met by 1 month before the scheduled date, or due to other operational management circumstances, the tour on that date may be canceled.
Regarding Using Zoom:
- The Zoom meeting room opened online can be entered 10 minutes prior to start.
- For first-time users of Zoom, in order to prevent trouble when starting, please enter the room prior to the start time.
- While participants can enter and leave the room as they please, refunds will not be issued if participation time is shortened due to participant circumstances.
- For Zoom's basic operation methods, please check the Zoom official website below.
https://support.zoom.us/hc/ja
*We will not take any questions relating to Zoom. Also, we take no responsibility for any errors or trouble that occur because of Zoom.
If you have any questions on how to use it, etc. please inquire with Zoom.
[Disclaimers]
- Please note that refunds cannot be issued even in the event that customers are not able to participate on the tour due to an error in the email address entered when booking. Please enter the correct email address.
- Please note that refunds cannot be issued in the event that customers cannot participate on the virtual tour or end up participating partway due to trouble with the Zoom app or their device or due to an unstable Internet environment.
- Even if there are customers who have not prepared the sutra transcribing printout, calligraphy pen or sign pen, etc., the virtual tour will begin at the scheduled time.
Refunds will not be issued even in case a customer was unable to join the sutra transcribing experience due to lack of preparation. Thank you for your understanding.
- During the virtual tour, there may be unexpected disruptions to images or sound depending on the signal condition.
- [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) has a different starting time but the same content as this tour. Please select one of the times that fits your schedule.
- The tour may be recorded to improve quality. Thank you for your understanding. (*The recording is not publicized online.)
[Important Notes/Supplements: Flow of Tour Participation]
[Booking to Day Prior to Tour]
(1) Book virtual tour
(2) Zoom URL and data for sutra transcribing will be sent to the email address entered during booking.
*The email subject line will be " Discover Secret Charm of Kyoto Tour ".
Please print out the data sent for sutra transcribing in advance, and keep the printout on hand on the day of the tour.
*Please prepare your own calligraphy pen, sign pen, etc. for the sutra transcribing activity.
[Day of Tour] 
(1) Connect to Internet
(2) Click on sent Zoom URL
(3) Please keep the sutra transcribing printout on hand.
(4) Enjoy a virtual tour with online conversation with the guide and tour video of sightseeing spots on Zoom.
*In the event that the email with the Zoom URL does not arrive, please contact the agent that handled your tour booking.
[Important Notes/Supplements: Other]
This tour may be booked for a private group. Feel free to use this service for travel, training, teaching, etc. as part of international exchange. Please make an inquiry to the following regarding charter fees and available dates. sunrisekp_hanbai@gmt.jtb.jp