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Kyoto: Arashiyama & Bamboo Forest Tour


The Arashiyama area located in the west of Kyoto is an area of rich nature, beautiful gardens and quiet temples. This tour will visit a Zen Buddhist temple and a mysterious bamboo grove, in addition to the Hozu River and the Watarigatsu Bridge, which was known as a place for aristocrats to enjoy boating in the past.


We will gather at the open-air plaza on the rooftop of Kyoto Station Building and tour the following three locations.

Watarigetsukyo Bridge is a 155-meter-long bridge over the Oigawa River, and its parapet is made of hinoki cypress. It is very popular because it offers a panoramic view of the mountains and valley with cherry blossoms in spring and maple trees in autumn.

Tenryu-ji Temple: Registered as a World Heritage site, Tenryu-ji Temple means "dragon ascending to heaven," and there is a large ceiling painting depicting this scene in the form of a cloud dragon. In the 14th century, the shogunate designated the top five temples as Gozan (five mountains) according to a rating system, and Tenryu-ji Temple is the first of these five temples. The garden at Tenryu-ji was designed by Muso Kokushi, and is one of the most famous Zen gardens in Japan.

Bamboo Forest Trail: The bamboo grove stretches for 400 meters and has a mysterious beauty. You may want to enjoy the quiet atmosphere in the morning.

If you have time, you can enjoy matcha green tea at Okochi Sanso and take in the beautiful view of the valley and the city of Kyoto at Kameyama Park Observation Deck.


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Meeting Place:
The meeting place for this tour is JR Kyoto Station's Rooftop Sky Garden.

The tour route is as follows:
JR Kyoto Station Rooftop Sky Garden - Tenryuji Temple - Arashiyama Bamboo Forest - Okochi Sanso Villa - Kameyama Park - Togetukyo Bridge - Arashiyama Station

The tour ends at Arashiyama Station on the Hankyu Line.


JR Kyoto Station Rooftop Sky Garden - Tenryuji Temple - Arashiyama Bamboo Forest - Okochi Sanso Villa - Kameyama Park - Togetukyo Bridge - Arashiyama Station


In the event of cancellation, the following fees will apply:
(1) 3-14 days prior to the program: 20% of the program fee
(2) 2 days prior to the program: 50% of the program fee
(3) One day before the program or on the day*: 100% of the program fee

*In the case of a no-show, a separate remittance fee will also be charged.
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PROGRAM FEE(Excl. consumption tax)

Fee per Person
(1) 8:15~
(2) 13:15~
210 mins

Tenryuji Temple, Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, Okochi Sanso Villa, Kameyama Park, Togetsukyo Bridge

2 persons
・Guided tours by nationally licensed tour guides

・Admission and entrance fees (Okochi Villa and Tenryuji Temple)
・ Food & drink, shopping expenses, etc.
・ Transportation to the meeting place
・ Transportation from the tour end place

※ If you wish to be picked up from your hotel, an additional 3,300 yen (tax included) will be added to the fee.
◆ This is a shared program. Multiple groups may take this program at once.
◆ Please follow the instructions of the guide during the program.
We will not be responsible for any accidents that may occur due to disobedience of the guide's instructions.
◆ Walking tours may be subject to change due to facility closures or weather conditions.
In such cases, we will guide you to alternative locations.
◆ The program duration stated is only approximate.
Please note that the duration of the experience may vary depending on the situation and the number of guests.
◆ For walking tours, you are requested to meet our guide at a designated meeting place.
If you are late, please contact us at 03-6432-0195 during business hours (weekdays from 9:00 to 18:00).
We may also provide you with an additional telephone number to contact in advance of the program.
◆ If you require special assistance during the program due to any of the following: religious reasons, physical conditions, illness, allergies, or the age of children, please be sure to indicate this in the remarks section of the reservation form at the time of application.
Please note that we cannot guarantee any arrangements or changes to the program without prior inquiry.
◆ The minimum number of participants for this program is 2.
◆ This program is typically held in English. However, languages other than English can also be supported.
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◆ Our business hours are from 9:00 to 18:00 on weekdays.
Please note that inquiries received outside of business hours will be handled on the next business day.
The application deadline for this program is 10:00 a.m. (Japan Standard Time) five business days prior to the tour date.
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◆ Please note that we cannot guarantee arrangements for programs purchased after the application deadline without prior inquiry.




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