Saihoji Temple (Moss Garden) Tour Description

Very well known for its miraculous beauty, but one of the most forbidding gardens on the earth.---

・Very experienced garden guide will escourt you
・Temple reservation is included
・"Reservation Only" is accepted for small fee

Tour Itinerary and Duration

Meet at your hotel in Kyoto
(pick up service is included)
Train or bus to Saihoji Temple
Join the Buddhist chanting or Sutra copying*
Guide in the Moss Garden
Finish at nearby bus stop

Total 2.5 hours

*All the visitors are requested to join the Buddhist activity before entering into the garden.
Reservation is only accepted by a reply-paid postcard, and we appreciate you contact us at least 3 weeks prior to your visit.

The gate only opens once a day, normally 10 am in summer, 1pm in spring, autumn, and winter.
We will only know the exact time after receiving the confirmation mail.
Above are all to conserve the garden.

Guide / Reservation Only Fee and Other Expenses

---Guide Fee---
・20,000 yen per group for guiding

 (Temple reservation, tour guide’s transports and entrance fee are included in the above fee.)

---Reservation Only Fee---
・3,500 yen per group 

 (Reservation slip will be delivered to your hotel in Kyoto.)
The fee incurs only when the reservation is confirmed by the temple.

---Other Expenses---
・Your transports
 (we will choose the cheapest way to travel)

・Saihoji Temple entrance fee
 (3,000 yen pp)

Credit card is accepted for guide fee.
Other expenses should be paid at each site.
If you are JR Pass Holders, bring the pass for free train ride.