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  •   Arashiyama:bamboo grove, Tenryuji temple, Jojakkoji temple, Hogonin temple(spring and autumn only), Nisonin temple, Gioji temple, Seiryoji temple, Rakushisha poetry cottage, Nonomiya shrine, Togetsukyo Bridge
  •   Recommendations and informations after the tour are included.


City Kyoto
Meeting Point At JR Kyoto station (ground floor, in front of the central gate under the arcade)
Ending Point At a station convenient for your next visit
Departure 09:30 AM
Duration 5h
Languages English (License) , German (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 6


71.20 USD

total price

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

What to Expect

A cycling tour in Arashiyama area located in the west part of Kyoto city with old and beautiful temples and refreshing bamboo forest. A suitable area for cycling, bacause of flat roads and a lot of spots dotted within about 1km of the central station.

What‘s included

guide fee,

What‘s not included

transportation fee/¥240 per person from Kyoto station to Saga Arashiyama station, as for the way back, it depends on your next destination.
rental bicycle fee(you and guide)/¥1,000,
admission fee(see; FAQ)

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you recommend after this tour?

How about taking "Sagano Romantic Train"? (traditional trolley train) You can enjoy the panoramic view along the Hozu river from March to December. It's such a great way to feel part of nature.
(one-way fare: ¥620 per person, about 25 minutes)

Is this tour called off if it rains?

No, but if cycling is impossible, the tour will be changed to a walking tour and some farther destinations will be omitted.

When is the best season for cycling in this area?

Actually, every season! But especially from spring to autumn. Arashiyama is well known for its quite beautiful cherry blossoms, young green leaves and autumn colors. The scene in winter with snow also attracts a lot of people.

What are admissions?

Tenryuji Temple : ¥800
Jojakkoji Temple :¥400
Hogonin Temple:¥500
Nisonin Temple :¥500
Gioji Temple:¥300
Seiryoji Temple :¥400(main hall)
Rakushisya poetry cottage :¥250
Monkey Park : ¥550
Nonomiya Shrine :free
Bamboo Grove :free
Togetsukyo bridge :free

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email
After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you!

Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
You’ll be able to see the guide’s e-mail address and phone number. You can contact your guide directly before the tour starts, and enjoy your tour on the day!
Yes, by using our secure online payment system, your payment information is encrypted and you are secured against fraud and unauthorized transaction.

Your credit card or PayPal account will be charged upon booking. However, if the guide does not accept your booking, the amount will be credited back to the account from which the charge was drawn.
No, our prices are 100% booking fee free – meaning the price you see is the amount you pay.
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2 months ago , ( Solo ) , From: United States

“ Keiko is wonderful! ”

Keiko did a super job preparing for my custom tour of Kyoto. Her English is extremely good and she was very kind, thoughtful and informative throughout. I can recommend her without reservation. What a great guide. I won't ever forget my wonderful time in Kyoto, thanks to her!

Dear Adam, Thank you for your thoughtful message. I enjoyed a new type of tour with you. The time was limited but nothing would please me more than that you got a lot of ideas about Kyoto through my tour! I hope to meet you someday again. Thank you very much and I am supporting you! Best regards, Keiko

3 months ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ Wonderful tour ”

Knowledgeable and kind. Keiko brought us to many beautiful areas of Arashiyama. This was an excellent experience and would recommend to our friends! Many thanks Keiko!

Dear Erin, I am very happy to hear from you. It was not so nice weather, but you were very lucky to have seen the autumn colors which encapsulate the beauty of Arashiyama. Of course, each season has its own beauty so if you have a chance, please visit Arashiyama again in other seasons! Thank you again for joining my tour. I hope I can see you again sometime soon. Best regards, Keiko

3 months ago , ( Family ) , From: Bulgaria

“ A Great Tour! ”

Keiko is very knowledgeable and the tour was extremely well-organized, interesting and very informative. We enjoyed the day and I will definitely recommend her for anyone visiting Kyoto!

Dear Emanuela, Thank you for your message and coming all the way from Bulgaria. I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour in Kyoto. I hope you had a great time at Japanese tea ceremony, too, which was one of your main purposes of the tour. We talked a lot about "wabi sabi" feeling, please remember it on occasions and the day in Kyoto. Thank you again and please send my regards to your family. Best regards, Keiko

3 months ago , ( Family ) , From: Singapore

“ Wonderful day trip ! ”

We had a wonderful day trip in Kyoto with Keiko. She is knowledgable, well-Organised and very thoughtful of her class client's needs. Right from the time we contacted her first, she was guiding us over the triplelight message board on how to plan for the trip. She fully understood her constraints (with a 3 yr old child) and planned the day accordingly. She accommodated the slight delay in the start of the day and made sure we finished our entire itinerary on time. Her knowledge of the city and English communication is very good. Highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a guided tour in Kyoto.

Dear Dattatreya, thank you for your message. I am very glad to hear from you. When I first received your message, I strongly wanted to be your help because I really know it is not easy to travel around with a small child(But your daughter was a good girl!). Nothing would please me more than that you enjoyed my tour and made a lot of memories in Kyoto. Please send my regards to your family. Thank you again, and I look forward to seeing you sometime soon! Arigatou!! Best regards, Keiko

3 months ago , ( Family ) , From: Philippines

“ Keiko was excellent! ”

Keiko was so kind to adjust to the changes we requested for the tour. She communicated with us consistently and we are very thankful that we got to meet her. We loved our Arashiyama Tour with her and it was such a lovely day spent in Kyoto with all the best tourist spots checked from our itinerary with perfectly calculated timing. My Mom and I are glad to gain a friend in Keiko and we will surely be booking her again when we come back... Arigatou Gozaimasu, Keiko and TripleLights!

Dear Maria, thank you very much for your favorable message. I am very very glad to hear that you and your mother enjoyed Arashiyama in a limited time. I wanted to show you the area more, but I also had a really good time with you! Thank you again for joining my tour. See you soon, I am always waiting for your next visit to Kyoto with plenty of time! Arigatou!! Best regards, Keiko

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