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Kyoto Arashiyama Bamboo forest tour

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6hs $ 223 Price up to 6 people

Experience 6hs tours in Kyoto with a private guide! Each tour can be customized just for you.

223 USD

Price up to 6 people.
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

What to Expect

This tour covers Arashiyama area, the west side of Kyoto. Enjoying the natural beauty is the main attraction here. Stroll along the calm and mysterious bamboo grove, try the delicious specialities like tofu and soba noodles, and enjoy the fascinating view from the Togetsu-kyo bridge.


Organized by TripleLights

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Tenryu-ji Temple once contained all of the Arashiyama area. It has a garden whose view hasn’t changed in 700 years and an ink painting 9 meters in diameter titled “Unryu-zu” that is a splendid World Heritage asset.

Tougetsukyo Bridge which evokes Arashiyama’s elegance. The trolley trains and the cruise down Hozu River where you can physically sense nature throughout the 4 seasons. This is the place where you can feel Kyoto’s grace unified with nature

Denjiro Okochi, famed for his roles in period dramas, created the garden and villa for Okochi Sanso. You can fully enjoy the beautiful Japanese garden boasting an area of about 6000 tsubo (19835 sq. m.) and a view of Arashiyama that cannot be seen elsewhere

Jojakko-ji Temple was built on Mt. Ogura between 1596 and 1614. Without any walls for the temple, it has been constructed so that it seems to melt into the mountain environment. The pagoda rises to a height of 12m so that visitors can get a panoramic view of the Sagano area.

A north-south bridge spanning the Katsura River with the lush greenery of Arashiyama in the background, changing throughout the seasons. Extending 155m, it has a wooden handrail. Togetsu-kyo Bridge, along with the sandbar in the river, Nakanoshima, provides a place of rest.

A monkey park in the popular Kyoto tourist area?! Let’s introduce a hidden place where you won’t just be charmed by wild monkeys but will also enjoy hiking.


City Kyoto

Meeting Point Keifuku (Randen) Arashiyama Station
Flexible ( Coordinate with Guide )

Ending Point Keifuku (Randen) Arashiyama Station
Flexible ( Coordinate with Guide )

Duration 6 hours

Starting time Flexible

Number of people up to 6 people

What‘s included
  • Guide fee

What‘s not included
  • Hotel Meetup
  • Your transportation fee
  • Guide transportation fee
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Entrance fee

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you want to customize this tour?

You can change the places you want to visit during the booking process. In the first step, you can add or remove places and also write any special requests that you have for the tour.
Our guides will take care of you and help you to plan the perfect trip.

Transportation (Public or Private)

Most of our guides use public transportation such as train, subway, bus, etc., which is cheaper than taking a taxi or hiring a private car. If you are a big group or if you prefer to use taxi or a private car, our guides will help you to find the best option that fits your needs.
Please note that the transportation cost is NOT included in the tour fee, only the guide fee is included.

Big Groups

If your group is more than 6 people, we recommend you to contact our guides directly first, to see if they can manage your group. See all Guides in Tokyo

Can I make changes after I book?

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

Starting and ending points of the tour.

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.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.


1 day ago |   by Frank

“ We absolutely loved having Masaki as our tour guide in Kyoto! ”

He invited us to be patient and take our time understanding what we were seeing! As Americans we tend to rush into our day (even on vacation) and try to cover as much as possible we can. This experience was different, looking back, we got a lot more out of our tour and time with him than expected! He was also very flexible with his time and what we wanted to do while in Kyoto!

2 days ago |   by Sung

“ Wonderful Tour ”

Thanks to Mr. Mitsuyuki, our family had a wonderful and memorable time at Kyoto. He was very knowledgeable with historical and cultural background of each site we visited. Excellent English proficiency and best driver as well.

2 days ago |   by Madelyn

“ Kyoto Tour ”

I love Toshiyo, she has been a great and patient tour guide.:-)

5 days ago |   by Chanthiman

“ Wonderful Nara & Kyoto in 1 day ”

Mitsuyuki has made the first day in Japan a lot easier and very convenient. Everything is cutomizable and exceed our expectation. He is reliable and responsive. We had a wonderful sightseeing in Kyoto and Nara. Thank you very much!!!

1 week ago |   by Rachel

“ Tour of Historic Kyoto ”

Toshiyo is wonderful!! A very intelligent and considerate person who truly made our trip to Kyoto so special and insightful! She met us at our hotel in the morning and we did an all day tour with her that involved 4 different temples/shrines. She provided fantastic knowledge about each site throughout the tour and helped navigate the city so we could really see as much as possible in the amount of time we had without losing out on quality. We would highly recommend her and the TripleLights company!

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