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Fri, Aug 09


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.



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.


  • 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。


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  • 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.

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  • Reservation (0-6 years old)

    At least one adult guest needs to accompany children

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