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The door to the Underworld, Enma-Do Temple Tour (Tea Ceremony, Wooden grave post, Historical Experience)

The door to the Underworld, Enma-Do Temple Tour (Tea Ceremony, Wooden grave post, Historical Experience)

Duration:2 hours total
Includes:Drinks
Languages:Offered in Chinese (Simplified), English and Japanese

About your host

Welcome, everyone to Enma-do! As the official tour guide to Enma-do, I would like to extend my hand to show the deep history and connections between this temple and the under-workings of Kyoto’s past to those wanting to understand a little more how this city came to be. Enma-do is rich in stories and history untold to even the locals of Kyoto that are waiting to be cracked open. Please, take…
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What we’ll do

The order of this tour starts from: 1. Meeting up at Nijo Station (二条駅) 2. An introduction to the temple, Enma-do. 3. Paying a memorial service 4. Partaking in the traditional tea ceremony 5. End of Tour When getting to the temple, please take the bus from Nijo Station to 乾隆校前 (Kenryukou-mae) and it should take no more than two minutes to arrive. Taking photos of Lord Enma is strictly forbidden,…

What I’ll provide

Drinks
We prepare a genuine green tea in a traditional tearoom with tatami floor.

What to bring

Just bring yourself. The price includes the Green tea and Wooden grave post cost.

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Where we'll be

Built in the Heian Period of Japan (794-1185), Enma-do was a temple to lead the dead past the Gates of Hell and into the Court of Lord Enma, who would ultimately decide the fate of the bodiless souls. Lord Enma, accompanied by his two advisors, is often depicted as a wrathful god with no bounds of mercy for any being. With his association with death, many in the past used to conduct funerals in the nearby Mount Funaoka to appease this god.

Upcoming availability

Mon, 10th Jun    From 13:00 to 15:00.
$48 per person
3 of 6 spots left

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 7 and up can attend.
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history walk
The door to the Underworld, Enma-Do Temple Tour (Tea Ceremony, Wooden grave post, Historical Experience)
3 reviews
₹3,269 per person
3 reviews
₹3,269 per person