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  1. Japan
  2. Kyoto Prefecture
  3. Kyoto
  4. Arashiyama

Arashiyama: Bamboo Grove and Temple Tour

Product ID: 207789
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Join a like-minded local to explore the enchanting Arashiyama, a district in the west of Kyoto that’s famed for beautiful scenery and natural wonders like the Bamboo Grove with stunning views over Kyoto from the mountains.
About this activity
Duration: 6 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English, Japanese
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore the beauty and scenery of the Arashiyama district
  • Explore the famous Bamboo Grove and enjoy the tranquility of the forest paths
  • Admire famous temples including Tenryu-ji and smaller sites like Jojakko-ji
  • Visit the monkeys who live in the foothills of the mountain
  • Enjoy a delicious authentic meal where the locals eat
Full description
For an easy day trip from the heart of Kyoto, there is nowhere more magical than Arashiyama. Discover a district tucked away in the west of the city at the foot of the Arashiyama Mountains. This enchanting area is easy to get to but the tranquility you will find in the stunning Bamboo Grove can feel like another world.

Explore the enchanting forest with a local guide. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the mountainous landscape. Explore the riverbanks around the Togetsukyo Bridge and winding paths through the bamboo to discover temples and shrines hidden amongst leafy forests. Visit the Monkey Park and where you can encounter wild monkeys at close distance and enjoy watching them frolic about.

Visit some of Kyoto’s most important temples and shrines and enjoy a break from the city’s bustling center. Explore the beautifully preserved traditional Saga-Toriimoto Street and see the historic temples and sacred shrines that the area is renowned for including the Tenryu-ji Temple and smaller sites like Gioji, hidden away in a secluded maple forest. Enjoy an authentic meal at a neighborhood eatery that suits your tastes and budget where the locals eat. Get tips and tricks from your guide about other areas of Kyoto to explore.
  • 6-hour tour
  • Personal itinerary
  • Entrance fee to Tenryu-ji, Jojakko-ji, Gio-ji, Otagi Nenbutsuji, and Daikaku-ji
  • Entrance fee to Okochi Sanso Villa and Monkey Park Iwatayama
What’s Not Included
  • Additional entrance fees
  • Transportation fees
  • Bike rental
  • Food or drink
  • Gratuities (optional)

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From £105 £78.75 per person

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Product ID: 207789