【Live Tour】Kyoto / Virtual Tour at Kiyomizudera Temple (World Heritage Site)
What we'll do
A live tour using zoom. Kiyomizudera is a Buddhist temple built in the 8th century and one out of 17 World Heritage Sites in the Kyoto area. It has attracted people by the sacred atmosphere as a place of worship and by the great view of Kyoto city from the main temple building standing on Mt. Otowa since ancient times. The guide who is native to Kyoto will show you the must-see spots in the temple precincts. This tour focuses on being live so that you can see how Kyoto looks like now and feel as if you were at the site for real.
10 minutes – Around the entrance gate
10 minutes – At the viewpoint then walk to the main hall
10 minutes – At the main hall
5 minutes – Walk to another hall (the Okunoin hall)
5 minutes – At the Okunoin hall
5 minutes – A short stroll along the narrow, quiet path
5 minutes – At the Koyasu Pagoda
10 minutes – Walk back to the entrance
*The program will be affected by the weather
- Price per person (tax included)
- 2,750 JPY - / person
- Max participants
- Up to 5 people
- Hosted in English
- Communication tools
- Please download Zoom in advance.
- Best for enjoying Japan
- Things you need to know before the tour
-The live tours will be held using Zoom.
-Personal computers and smartphones can be used to participate, but when using a smartphone, please be sure to download the Zoom application in advance.
-The URL and emergency number for the live tour will be sent to the email address you used to register no later than one hour before the start time.
-The Zoom will open to participants five minutes before the start of the tour.
-Participants may join the tour even if the start time has passed. However, please note that we will not be able to receive or respond to messages after the tour begins.
-Depending on the internet connection on the day of the tour, there may be issues with the sound or video. We ask for your patience and understanding.
-Any internet or data fees incurred by participation in the live tours are the sole responsibility of the participant.
-In order to avoid any mishaps or trouble, the live tour may be recorded.
-The company and the WOW U mediators (guides) will not be responsible for any malfunctions of participants’ computers, smartphones, or tablets that may occur during the live tours.
-Please note that the contents of the live tours may be changed in the case of bad weather.
-Reservations cannot be canceled after payments have been made. Please double-check your reservation before finalizing your purchase.
1Around the entrance gate
Guide's self-introduction and the tour introduction then to the Nio-mon gate and the West gate
2The view point
One of the best viewpoints in Kyoto city. Some time for taking screenshots.
3The main hall and the stage
Information about the history of the temple and Kannon. Introduction of the stage and wooden votive tablets etc.
4Another view point
At Okunoin (another temple building). The scenery with the main temple building representing Kyoto
5The Koyasu pagoda
A small and short stroll through the quiet path leading up to the small pagoda called the Koyasu pagoda
Keiko-san guided me around Kiyomizu Temple so passionately. She not only explained the background history of the temple in details but also showed many nice spots to take a picture.
Her English is very clear and wonderful.
Thank you very much for your nice tour. Under many difficult situations, we could see the real scenery at the temple. Live tour was worth joining. Keiko's cheerful way of proceeding the tour was wonderful.
My friends and I joined a live tour around Kiyomizu Temple. Although the difficult situation in awful heat and coincidental obstruction by a mean man on the temple ground, our guide, Keiko walked well and showed us many wonderful views. Well done, Keiko! I enjoyed the tour very much. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there were much fewer tourists, so that the scenery of the temple was different from the usual one. It was a very valuable experience. Thank you so much, Keiko! You are a superb and charming guide!
I really enjoyed Kiyomizudera Temple live tour. Keiko san is very humorous and cheerful guide with much information .While strolling in the precincts of the temple,
I feel as if I were actually there in Kyoto. Thank you very much again . I 'll surely go to Kiyoto when the pandemic is over.
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