Private tour

Kyoto: Arashiyama Guided Animal Walking Tour

Kyoto: Arashiyama Guided Animal Walking Tour

From US$ 105.29 per person

Explore Arashiyama's famous Bamboo Forest and a variety of cute animals such as the Japanese monkey. Touch and even feed the animals before visiting the river and tourist spots.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Japanese, English
Private group


  • Touch and Interact with cute animals
  • Take beautiful photos on a path in a bamboo grove
  • Relax at a Japanese style cafe along a river
Full description
Arashiyama is famous for its shrines and temples but if you climb the mountain, you'll find the facility where more than 100 monkeys live. Join them in their world and pet and feed them safely. You will also visit famous tourist spots including Bamboo Forest Path which has one of the most photogenic spots in Arashiyama. Another highlight is Togetsukyo Bridge, an iconic bridge over the Katsura river. Relax here and take in the mountainous views.  Next, it's the animal time. Visit Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama. This is the park where wild monkeys come and visit from the mountain behind the park. You can pet, feed, and take photos of them. As the park is in the mountain, you can enjoy the changing greenery by the seasons. Then you're on to the cafe located along a river where you can munch on rice dumplings, fish, beer, and so on. Lastly, you can spend some time looking at the bamboo works at a traditional shop. Enjoy the elaborate work of the professional craftsmen who will also create their works in front of you.
  • Private guided tour
  • Local guide
  • Walking tour
  • Food and drinks
  • Any entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transfer to/from the meeting point
  • Public/private transfer fee during the tour (transport can be arranged at additional cost)
  • It's recommended to bring around JPY 2000 to cover entrance fees, transportation fees, activity fees, etc.
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

• Meet in front of the Bus Ticket Center near the central gate (Karasuma gate) of Kyoto Station, JR Line

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Cash
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • This experience will take place rain or shine
  • All bookings are private
  • You will walk for about 20 minutes at Arahiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama
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Product ID: 394691