Morning chants at Higashi Honganji Temple
Feeling spiritual? Enjoy the morning Buddhist chants at Higashi Honganji temple. Afterwards, you’ll have delicious ramen for breakfast and unwind with a refreshing bath inside Kyoto Tower.
Higashi Honganji Temple → Ramen Breakfast → Bath
We’ll walk from Kyoto Station to Higashi Honganji Temple in the morning. Every morning at 7:00am, the temple hosts their morning service, which includes the melodic chants of the Shin Buddhist monks. The temple complex is home to several structures, including 2 large wooden halls, beautifully maintained gateways, and a picturesque Japanese garden.
After touring Higashi Honganji’s complex, we’ll find some ramen for breakfast. There are many variations of ramen across Japan (& the world!), so we’ll help narrow down your choices to some of the shops which best capture the flavors of Kyoto.
What is Kyoto’s flavor?
As Kyoto city is inland and is known for vegetables. Over the years, Kyoto people have also perfected preservation techniques for their vegetables. This is why you’ll find many tsukemono (pickle) stores throughout Kyoto. Kyoto also produces very fine meats, but unlike waterfront cities, Kyoto isn’t known for fish and sushi.
We’ll end our tour at a Japanese public bath, a popular pastime of many Japanese people. There is a public bath conveniently located at Kyoto Tower, in front of Kyoto Station. You’ll be able to wash yourself and then relax in the large bathing area while planning for your next adventure!
Please note that public baths are separated by sex.
Included in the cost:
- Entrance fees for facility
- Guide fee
Minimum number of people: 2
Tour fee: 10,000 yen per person (about $92USD); Children: elementary and junior high school student · 5,000 yen; Infants · free