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Kyoto Food & Drink Tour in Arashiyama & Sagano

Product ID: 66059
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On this tour, you will visit a beautiful bridge called the Togetsukyo, bamboo grove and Tenryu-ji temple with beautiful traditional gardens. Then head for the Sagano area. While walking, you'll stop by many stores and try various types of local food.
About this activity
Duration 3.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
English
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 8 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the bamboo grove, a very scenic spot
  • See Togetsukyo bridge and the world heritage, Tenryuji temple's garden
  • Enjoy many types of Kyoto food while walking
Full description
You will start the tour from the JR Saga Arashiyama station. The Arashiyama district, located west of the Kyoto city center, has long been a scenic leisure spot. Many ancient aristocrats had their villas here a thousand years ago and enjoyed making literature and poetry. Today, the area is one of the most popular tourist sites in Kyoto.  

At first you will move to the Togetsukyo bridge which, as the area’s landmark, dates back to 9th century and provides a good photo taking spot for visitors today. It is a very beautiful and traditional bridge. While walking, you will try croquette, Yuba soup, wet rice crackers and Leek pancake. Then visit Tenryu-ji temple which was built in 1339 by the Shogun Ashikaga in memory of the Emperor Go-Daigo and was a complex of more than 100 buildings. They were mostly destroyed by fires and civil wars over the years, but the traditional garden remains in its original form, designed by the monk Muso. You can enjoy walking in the landscaped garden.

From there, you will reach the bamboo grove that is native only to Japan and is a great photo opportunity. Here, you will enjoy walking in the bamboo grove, and then, head for Okochi Sanso Villa. You can enjoy great views in the Japanese garden with matcha tea and small sweets.
After this half day tour, you might as well call yourself an Arashiyama local.
Includes
  • English guide
  • Food on menu
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick up

When you get there

Meeting point

At the ticket gate of the JR Saga Arashiyama station, which is on the 2nd floor (http://blog.japanwondertravel.com/Arashiyama-map.pdf). Please do not down the stairs.

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Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
• It is recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes because you will walk approximately 3.5 KM on this tour
• Please note that this is a group tour
• Please advise when booking if you have an appointment or other plans after the tour because there could be a delay when the tour ends