Private tour of Ohara & visiting Sanzen-in temple
Leisurely walk around the huge temple & abundance of shops
Spectacular views of Sanzen-in temple & mountains
Opportunity to unwind & soak in natural hot springs bath
Exploring Japan's significant Enryaku-ji monastery
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Private 2-day guided tour of Ohara and Mount Hieizan
Lunch and dinner on day 1
Breakfast on day 2
Return transport to Kyoto station
Live tour commentary provided in English
Meals not listed as Inclusions
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Know Before You Book
Children aged 3 and younger are complimentary.
Children aged 17 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.
You must present a valid photo ID or passport on the day of the activity.
Hot spring baths are separate for men and women; swimming costumes are not permitted in the hot spring baths.
Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
What you can expect
On this private tour see Sanzen-in temple and visit one of the most important monasteries in Japanese history, Enryaku-ji. These spectacular sites are sure to make your 2-day tour from Kyoto a memorable excursion.
Day 1Meet your private guide at Kyoto Central Post Office and hop on a comfortable bus to Ohara, nestled in the mountains of northern Kyoto. After check-in at your hotel, head to Sanzen-in temple and take in beautiful sights of the huge temple and the abundance of shops as you approach the entrance of Sanzen-in.
See the displays of 3 Buddhist deities and a spectacular view of Sanzen-in from the famous Shinden hall before strolling outside to the moss garden. Follow the trail towards Otonashi waterfall for a scenic mountain view before returning to your hotel. Unwind and soak in the natural hot springs bath—a public bath with separate facilities for men and women. To follow local etiquette, swimming costumes are not permitted. Wrap up your day with a delicious Japanese dinner.
Day 2After breakfast, join your guide for a bus journey to Demachiyanagi station. From here, take a cable car up to Mount Hieizan and visit Enryaku-ji, one of the most important monasteries in Japanese history. Explore Enryaku-ji's attractions concentrated in 3 areas − To-do (east), Sai-to (west) and Yokawa (central) − before you check out of your hotel and return to Kyoto station.