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Kyoto Arashiyama Bamboo forest tour

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6hs $ 214 up to 6 people

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

214 USD

total price for 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.



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

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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

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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.

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.

Organized by TripleLights

TripleLights/Travelience Inc. is a tour company, established Feb 2013.
Our motto is “More Knowledge, More Fun” as we believe deep cultural understanding will make your travel special. Our guides know a lot about the culture, history and gourmet of Tokyo. We know your time is short and precious, and we’re sure our inexpensive and informative tours will make it a time-effective and memorable experience.
Let’s go out with us!!

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )


8 hours ago |   by William

“ Excellent guide! ”

We spent eight hours touring with Yoshie and it was the best day we spent in Kyoto. He speaks English very well and was extremely knowledgeable about all of the places we visited. It was a real pleasure spending the day with him.

Very Good
16 hours ago |   by Kathleen

“ A memorable day in Kyoto and Nara ”

Our tour with Mitsuyuki was everything that we hoped it would be. He arrived promptly and had remembered what we hadn't seen yet. He was an excellent driver and we found that he easily understood us, even our jokes! In a short period of time we were able to see many spots of interest without having to find them, find parking, and he had a very relaxed personable "lecturing" style. We had a very interesting day and we would highly recommend his tour, especially if you want to see Nara and don't have much time. Thank you Mitsuyuki!

21 hours ago |   by Patricia

“ Amazing day with Seiko ”

We had the good fortune of meeting Seiko during our recent trip to Kyoto. There are 3 of us and we wanted to visit various sights we didn't get to see the day prior from a bike tour. Despite the distant location of each sight and the limited time, Seiko was very helpful and accommodating when putting together our itinerary for us. She even made some terrific suggestions (Sake tasting) and we had a blast spending the day with her. Her English was excellent and she was by far the best tour guide during our 11 day trip inJapan. She offered a lot of history and information at each place we visited. I only wish we could spend more time with her that day. We will definitely have her guide us again when we return to Kyoto and Osaka. Thank you Seiko!!!

1 day ago |   by Brian

“ Excellent 2 Day Tour of Kyoto with Hideo ”

Hideo is very well educated about Kyoto and very efficient in his travels around the city. I would not hesitate to have him custom tailor an itinerary and have him help with navigation and information. He is super friendly and professional! He arranged a private driver for us as well. Thank you, Hideo!

2 days ago |   by Ephraim

“ We got our money's worth and then some. ”

From the very start, Toshiyo was very flexible with the meeting time due to certain circumstances we had with the shinkansen. From the get go, she made adjustments to our itinerary for the day, due to the massive volume of other tourists at Kyoto at the time. This goes to show that she really did put a lot of thought into the tour that she gave us. We managed to visit all of the places I really wanted to go to even though our tour was adjusted in some way. At every place we visited she gave interesting trivia and other facts for that certain place. She was pleasent to be around with, and is a prime example of how hospitable the japanese can be.

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