Tofuku-ji

Get off Kyoto’s well-worn tourist track and visit Tofukuji Temple renowned for its Zen moss and rock gardens designed by a famous Japanese garden architect.

Zenbu Zen Tour 2017 (II)

Zenbu Zen Tour 2017 (II)

BOOKINGS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THIS TOUR! But never fear – our next available tour is in May 2017 Find out about the wonderful ZENBU HARU SPRING TOUR here!   ZENBU ZEN  (II) (bookings now closed!) The popular and intimate 12 Day ZENBU ZEN Tour  focuses on superbly serene and fascinating Kyoto – Japan’s cultural epicentre. […]

Kyoto Meanderings. No.7

Yes dear Travellers, it has been a while since we’ve been visually meandering in Kyoto – (search: meanderings 1-6 for more). I started wandering seriously with my camera in Kyoto about 6 years ago, snapping away at things that drew me in – and occasionally I share some records of my walks here to give people just […]

Zenbu Wa-Mono Tour 2017

Zenbu Wa-Mono Tour 2017

Zenbu Tours is offering two very special Luxury Cuisine & Culture Tours for early 2017   Hey Folks, it seems that most of our lovely clients who are interested in this tour are keen for it to happen in 2018 rather than 2017 so we’ll be postponing this tour until then – if you would like […]

Zenbu Zen Tour 2017

  Zenbu Tours is offering three very special Luxury Cuisine & Culture Tours for 2017 Zenbu Zen (below),  ZENBU ZEN II ,  and our new ZENBU HARU SPRING TOUR!       ZENBU ZEN (2 spots left!)    First up is the popular and intimate 12 Day ZENBU ZEN Tour  which focuses on superbly serene and fascinating […]

Rokkaku-Do

If you find yourself deep in the heart of Kyoto’s CBD/shopping district and feel the need for a breath of cultural air  – make a B-line directly to Rokkaku-do (on Rokkaku dori –  just east of Karasuma and south of Sanjo).  The temple is situated on the very spot believed to be the birthplace of Ikebana and […]

ZENBU TOURS 2017… coming soon

ZENBU TOURS 2017… coming soon

Newsflash! Dates just announced – go HERE for details! Greetings All ! I’m  just back from a wonderful time in Japan hosting several successful winter tours including a a couple of fun private day tours with grown up family groups. It’s always a pleasure for me to meet new people but it’s also a very lovely […]

Sayonara Zenbu Zen 2016..

Sayonara Zenbu Zen 2016..

I’m feeling like a farmer sans his or her favourite sheep. My lovely group and I have just finished an incredible 15 days together on the Zenbu Zen (plus) tour 2016. Alone for the first time in many months  I’m enjoying the quiet of a friend’s apartment overlooking Kyoto’s handsome rooftops and humble mountain safety-rim but […]