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Arashiyama: Bamboo Grove and Temple Tour

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Arashiyama: Bamboo Grove and Temple Tour

From US$ 139.67 per person

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

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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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
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Be matched to a knowledgeable local guide based on your interests and personality
  • 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
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. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Book an early time slot if you wish to escape the crowds.
Includes
  • 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
  • Additional entrance fees
  • Transportation fees
  • Bike rental
  • Food or drink
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 7 reviews

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The bamboo grove was spectacular. Pictures were amazing but seeing it person is sooo much ch better. The mountain climb to the tea garden and beyond was an unexpected lovely surprise. The views are breathtaking. The temples and shrines are a thing of beauty as well. Monkey park was thoroughly enjoyable. From the beautiful hike to reaching the top and enjoying the monkeys. Marvelous!!

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September 26, 2019

A little stressed at the beginning because we didn't know where the meeting point was because I only looked at my emails the night before while Connor was waiting for an answer from us In short, he was able to manage We left in bus and train then we went at our own pace C an excursion that makes a lot of walking in nature In any case, we enjoyed it a lot as much as Connor did everything he can to make our day pleasant

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August 1, 2019

That was a great full day of fun!

Taibi was great. My son didn’t make it because he had to do some homework and he missed out. Taibi was helpful and was informative. He took a lot of photographs of me in many settings which was perfect for future memories. We started out at the Monkey park and then to the Bamboo grove and he had me taste many new things on the way. At lunch we went to a small restaurant Ton Ton and had a fabulous meal. Then we walked around Nishi market and Gion and then he set me up with a bus at the end of the day that dropped me off 250 feet from my Hotel. I had a fabulous full day of exploring Kyoto! Taibi did a wonderful job helping me understand and experience Kyoto. Thank you!!!!

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March 10, 2019

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