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Kiyomizu-Gojo Station

Explore the Boundary Between the Two Worlds of the Dead and the Alive

learn traditional Japanese customs in summer (called "Obon") with some humorous ghost stories.

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Explore the Boundary Between the Two Worlds of the Dead and the Alive
Explore the Boundary Between the Two Worlds of the Dead and the Alive

Time & Location

Aug 09, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Kiyomizu-Gojo Station, 8 Chome Miyagawasuji, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0801, Japan

About The Event

Summer in Japan is sticky hot but there is one way to cool down — stories about ghosts. Traditionally Japanese people believe there is a distinct and separate world for the dead, however, our ancestors can come back to our lives once in the middle of summer. In Kyoto we can see several places which are believed to be an entrance to the other world of the dead. Through this tour, we will visit one such area; learn traditional Japanese customs in summer; and tell some humorous ghost stories.

「あの世とこの世の境界線を訪ねて」

夏はお化けの出る季節。夏の暑い夜、背筋の凍るような体験をしたことがあるかもしれません。それもそのはず、「お盆」の次期にはあの世とこの世が近くなるのです。どこか懐かしい怪談を交えてあの世にどこよりも近いエリアを探索してみませんか。

The itinerary: Meet at Kiyomizu-gojo Station. We will explore several small temples around this area, which have numerous legends. (Rokuharamitsuji Temple, Saihukuji Temple, Rokudo-chinnohji Temple)

  • This is a walking tour in Enligh.
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • Entrance fee is included.
  • Your guide is holding a flag and waiting for you at the meeting point. The meeting point is just in front of the ticket gate.

当日の予定:清水五条駅で集合し、あの世にまつわる伝説の残る、周辺のお寺を散策します。(六波羅蜜寺、西福寺、六道珍皇寺)

  • 英語のウォーキングツアーです。
  • 歩きやすい靴でお越しください。
  • 拝観料観料込み。
  • 清水五条駅改札前でガイドが旗を持ってお待ちしています。

Tickets

  • Reservation (adults)

    ¥2,500
  • Reservation (students)

    A student identification is necessary if you are 16 years old or over. Please show your identification to the guide on the day. We might charge you 1,000 yen If you cannot show it.

    ¥1,600
  • Reservation (0-6 years old)

    At least one adult guest needs to accompany children

    ¥0

Total

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