Join the journey into the heart of Japanese temple culture with a unique twist – crafting your goshuincho while exploring ancient temples. As participants delve into the art of stamp book creation and temple visits, they uncover the intricate traditions and spiritual significance held within each stamp collected. This experience not only offers a glimpse into Japan’s rich heritage but also provides a hands-on opportunity to partake in a time-honored practice. Get ready to immerse yourself in a cultural adventure that promises to leave you with a newfound appreciation for the country’s customs and history.

Key Takeaways

Goshuincho Making and Temple Tour - Key Takeaways

  • Make and use a traditional goshuincho stamp book
  • Visit select temples for stamp collection
  • Learn goshuincho history and significance
  • Cultural exchange with local guide
  • Includes beverages, transportation, and professional guidance


Goshuincho Making and Temple Tour - Overview

Embark on a captivating journey into Japanese temple culture and traditions through the delightful activity of making a goshuincho and exploring various temples.

This experience provides an opportunity to immerse oneself in the rich history and significance of Japanese temples, suitable for all skill levels without prior experience required.

Lasting around 3 hours, the activity includes coffee or tea, transportation, and a professional guide.

Participants will engage in the art of creating a goshuincho, learn its importance, and visit select temples to collect stamps.

The adventure promises a cultural exchange with a local guide and the chance to purchase additional souvenirs.

It’s a unique way to delve into the spiritual world of Japan.

What’s Included

Goshuincho Making and Temple Tour - Whats Included

The package includes a goshuincho, stamps from the temples visited, coffee or tea, transportation to the meeting point, and a professional local guide.

  • Goshuincho: A traditional temple stamp book.
  • Stamps: Collected from the temples visited.
  • Beverages: Enjoy coffee or tea during the experience.

Participants can look forward to receiving a goshuincho to start their collection, getting unique temple stamps, sipping on a warm beverage, being transported to the meeting point hassle-free, and having a knowledgeable local guide leading the way through this cultural adventure. It’s a well-rounded package that ensures a memorable and enriching experience for all involved.

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting and pickup for the Goshuincho Making and Temple Tour will take place at Chikujō Sō in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto.

Situated at 15-chōme-756-2 Honmachi, it’s just an 8-minute stroll from Tobakaido station.

Participants will rendezvous with the guide in front of the cafe at 10:00 am.

The tour concludes back at the starting point.

This central location ensures easy access and convenience for travelers.

After the meeting, guests will delve into the art of goshuincho making and temple exploration, guided by a knowledgeable local expert.

It’s a fantastic opportunity to immerse oneself in Japanese culture and traditions.

What To Expect

Discovering the history and significance of goshuincho is just the beginning of what participants can expect during the Goshuincho Making and Temple Tour.

Receive guidance on how to properly make and use the goshuincho.

Visit select temples to collect stamps.

Engage in cultural exchange with local guide.

Throughout the tour, participants won’t only gain insights into the traditional practice of collecting temple stamps but also have the chance to immerse themselves in the rich culture and heritage that surrounds these practices. It’s an engaging and educational experience that promises to leave a lasting impression on all who take part.

Additional Info

Goshuincho Making and Temple Tour - Additional Info

Confirmation of your booking for the Goshuincho Making and Temple Tour will be provided within 48 hours, pending availability.

While this activity isn’t wheelchair accessible, it’s conveniently located near public transportation, making it accessible to most travelers.

The tour is designed for private groups only, ensuring an intimate experience for your party. Operated by Honey J Corporation, the tour offers a personalized touch and insider knowledge.

It’s a great opportunity to delve into Japanese temple culture with ease. Whether you’re a novice or well-versed in temple traditions, this tour promises an enriching experience.

Don’t miss out on this chance to create lasting memories and deepen your understanding of Japanese customs.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel the Goshuincho Making and Temple Tour, you can receive a full refund by notifying at least 24 hours before the start time.

  • Refund available for cancellations made 24 hours in advance
  • No refund if canceled less than 24 hours before start time
  • Changes within 24 hours of start time can’t be accommodated

The cancellation policy ensures that participants have the flexibility to adjust their plans if needed, while also respecting the commitment required for last-minute changes. By giving advance notice, individuals can secure a full refund, allowing for a stress-free experience when unforeseen circumstances arise.


Have questions about the Goshuincho Making and Temple Tour?

If you need more information or have specific inquiries about the experience, the Viator Help Center is a great resource to find answers. Simply enter the product code 269686P16 to access details about this activity.

Whether you’re curious about the duration, what’s included, or any other aspect of the tour, the Viator Help Center can provide you with the information you need to make your decision.

Additionally, since the price can vary depending on the group size, you might’ve questions about how this will affect your booking. Feel free to reach out for clarification on any uncertainties you may have before embarking on this exciting adventure.


For the Goshuincho Making and Temple Tour, participants should head to the meeting point located at Chikujō Sō, 15-chōme-756-2 Honmachi, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto.

Getting there’s easy; just follow these directions:

  • Take a leisurely 8-minute walk from Tobakaido station to reach the meeting point.
  • Look for the guide in front of the cafe at the designated start time of 10:00 am.

The activity will end back at the meeting point, completing the tour.

These simple directions ensure a smooth beginning and end to the goshuincho making and temple tour, allowing participants to focus on enjoying the cultural experience without any worries.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Bring My Own Goshuincho or Do I Have to Use the One Provided?

You can bring your own goshuincho or use the one provided. The activity offers flexibility for participants to choose based on personal preference. Both options ensure a memorable experience of temple culture and traditions.

Are There Any Specific Dress Code Requirements for Visiting the Temples?

There are no specific dress code requirements for visiting the temples. Visitors are encouraged to wear respectful attire, such as covering shoulders and knees, but there are no strict guidelines. Comfortable footwear is recommended.

Is There a Limit to the Number of Stamps We Can Collect at Each Temple?

There’s no limit to the number of stamps you can collect at each temple. Feel free to gather as many as you like to fill your goshuincho and commemorate your temple tour experience!

Will There Be Opportunities to Interact With Monks or Temple Staff?

Opportunities to interact with monks or temple staff may be part of the experience. Engaging in cultural exchange and learning about Japanese temple customs could involve interactions with knowledgeable individuals during the visit.

Are There Any Restrictions on Taking Photos Inside the Temples During the Tour?

During the tour, visitors may take photos inside the temples, capturing the serene beauty and intricate details. Remember to be respectful of the sacred space and follow any guidelines provided by the temple staff.


Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to create your own goshuincho and explore Japanese temples in a new light.

With transportation, a guide, and coffee/tea included, this 3-hour experience is perfect for anyone interested in immersing themselves in Japanese culture.

Book now and get ready for a memorable journey filled with tradition, history, and beautiful temple stamps!

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