October 13th (Wed)

8:00-8:20Breakfast at SPring-8 Cafeteria
8:20Front of Cafeteria
8:30Dep. SPring-8
13:00-14:20Kyoto Handicraft Center (Lunch & Shopping)
17:30-19:00Free Time (Supper*-on your own)
21:30Return to SPring-8

*Supper is NOT provided.
This schedule is subject to change due to traffic conditions and other reasons.

Welcome to Kyoto The Kyoto region English sightseeing website.

The famed Golden Temple is one of Japan’s best-known sights. The original building was constructed in 1397 as a retirement villa for Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu. His son converted it into a temple. In 1955 a full reconstruction was completed that exactly followed the original design, but the gold-foil covering was extended to the lower floor.

Kyoto Handicraft Center
Buffet style lunch & Duty free shop. This is a huge cooperative that sells, demonstrates and exhibits crafts. It is the best spot in town for buying Japanese souvenirs.

This impressive shrine complex was built in 1895 to commemorate the 1100th anniversary of the founding of Kyoto. The buildings are colorful replicas, reduced to two-thirds of the size of the Kyoto Gosho (Imperial Palace) of the Heian period (794-1192).

This temple was first built in 798, but the present buildings are reconstructions dating in 1633. The main hall has a huge veranda that is supported by hundreds of pillars and juts out over the hillside. Just below this hall is the waterfall, Otowa-no-taki, where visitors drink sacred waters believed to have therapeutic properties.

Free time
Tour bus Drop-off & Pick-up Point: Front of Kyoto City Hall, Oike-Street.