We begin with a tour of northwestern Kyoto’s lesser-known yet old and beautiful temples, and finish the day with sunset at the world-famous Kinkakuji. The Golden Pavilion closes before sunset most of the year, but in autumn and winter sunset falls before closing time.

On Day 2, we hit the mountain trails of Takao for a real off-the-beaten-path treat, a secluded river valley lined with gorgeous maple trees, with a visit to a waterfall. After our hike, we relax our muscles in an onsen hot spring bath, followed by a sunset-to-blue hour shoot along Arashiyama’s picturesque Togetsukyo Bridge.

On our last day, we visit Ginkakuji, the Silver Pavilion temple, followed by a walk along the Philosopher’s Path to some lesser-known temples of Higashiyama, and end the day at our personal favorite temple in Kyoto.

No. Pax USD/pax
Availability November 14-December 9,2018* 1/2 416.00/358.00
Maximum 8 persons 3/4 339.00/329.00
Duration 3 days 5/6 323.00/319.00
Starts from Kyoto Station 7/8 316.00/314.00
Inclusions 2 World Heritage sites, temples, mountain trail hike / onsen bath, all transport, all admission fees, 3 lunches, photo guide/ instructor 9-10 N/A
Accessibility Expect stairs, sloping paths and extensive walking
Temperature Expect 8-17 C

Last booking is for December 7-9, 2018.