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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.
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Japanese

Pickup included

You will be met at any location in the centre Kyoto or Arashiyama. The host will reach out to you beforehand to confirm your requested location. If you are staying in the centre of Kyoto or Arashiyama, the host will meet you at your hotel (please specify the name and address of the hotel).
Wheelchair accessible

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  • Explore one of the most naturally beautiful locations in Japan with a helpful host to guide you
  • Visit Monkey Park Iwatayama and the Okochi Sanso Villa
  • Walk through Arashiyama’s most famous areas, including the Bamboo Grove and Tenryū-ji Temple
  • Take part in local pastimes, like rowing across the river or hiking up the mountains for a panoramic view
  • Enjoy a private and fully personalized experience adapted to your preferences
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.

Your itinerary will be fully personalized according to your preferences. Once you’ve booked, someone from the local partner's team will be in touch, so just let them know if you have any special requirements. Book an early time slot if you wish to escape the crowds.
  • 6-hour private and personalized walking experience
  • Local host
  • Tickets to 4 of the following 5 temples: Tenryu-ji, Jojakko-ji, Gio-ji, Otagi Nenbutsuji, Daikaku-ji
  • Tickets to Okochi Sanso Villa
  • Tickets to Monkey Park Iwatayama
What’s Not Included
  • Additional entrance fees
  • Transportation fees
  • Bike rental
  • Food or drink
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Important information
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• Your local host will contact you to arrange a meeting time and location and to get to know you and create a personal itinerary

From US$ 140.36 per person

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Product ID: 207789