Visiting temples is a must in Kyoto, but very few people get to join a resident monk for an insider’s perspective. On this Viator VIP tour limited to just eight people, you'll be allowed inside restricted areas of To-ji Temple with a temple monk, who will share stories about the history of the World Heritage–listed site. Tour the elegant pagoda, a symbol of Kyoto that is typically off-limits to the public, as well as Kondo and Kodo halls. Then learn about the Buddhist calligraphy practice of 'shakyo,' and try it yourself. This exclusive tour is available nowhere else.
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