|Meeting Point||at your hotel|
|Ending Point||at your hotel|
|Departure||09:00 AM ( recommended ) Flexible|
|Tour Type||Private Tour ( only for you )|
|Number of people||1 ~ 30|
I would like to take you to Arashiyama Sagano such as bamboo forest, Nonomiya Shrine, Tenryuji Temple, Nison-in, Gionji and the like. I'm sure you can enjoy the landscape from Arashiyama to Sagano, one of the finest spots in Kyoto. In particular the view form Togetsukyo Bridge crossing over Katsura River is very impressive.
Arashiyama is 382 meters above sea level and is populary known for cherry blossoms in spring and beautifully changing colors of autumn leaves in autumn.
You can enjoy walking through bamboo forests about 500 meters. They give us a sense of coolness, especially on May and June they grow lushly. When you walk through bamboo forest, you find Nonomiya Shrine. The shrine is populary known for a black shrine gate and a fortune turtle stone.
Tenryuji Temple is one of the 17 buildings designated as a World Cultural Heritage site. India ink painting called "Dragon glaring in eight directions" is on the ceiling in the Hatto Hall. No matter where you are, the dragon is staring at you. The sougenchi garden is a borrowed landscape garden as well as the first stroll-style garden in Japan.
If you climb up to Iwata Mountain about 20 minutes, you can go to Arashiyama Monkey Park. About 130 wild Japanese momkeys are playing in natural forms and you can command a panoranic view of Kyoto from observatory on Iwata Mountain.
Sagano is very quite and clam on the north side of Arashiyama. The Nison-in was built in the 9th century. The Branches of maple trees form a beautiful tunnel on the both sides of a gently sloping slope. Gioji Temple creates a quiet air. In spring cherry blossoms a bloom, in summer moss entirely grows in the garden, in autumn you can see beautifully changing colors of autumn leaves and in winter the garden is covered with snow all around.
Local typical sweets are sakura-mochi or rice cake with bean paste wrapped in a salted cherry leaf.
Why don't you visit Arashiyama and Sagano ?
|extra person.||4.50 USD|
|extra hour.||9.00 USD|
Hideo is a great guide. His English is good and he knows the site and sites well. He also moves quickly so you get to see a lot. Using trains and buses you also get a feel for the city. We walked about 10 mines during the day but with the stops etc. it did not feel difficult. I was very pleased with Hideo.
We love Mr Hideo so much. We are family of 12 and he was able to managed us very well with his prepared tour itinerary. He picked us up from our apartment and guide us all the way through the scenic spots using local trains. Highly recommended! Thank you so much Mr Hideo :)
We had two separate tours with Hideo. One for a full day to Osaka and another to Hiroshima. Hideo is very thorough in his planning and well-organized. He plans everything in detail but at the same time is very flexible according to our interests. He gave us good advice and ideas while proposing the itinerary. He is punctual and knows the cities well. He is also humble and patient and very hardworking. Thank you Hideo for bringing us around!
Hideo is a pleasant man, very knowledgeable as you would expect of a private tour guide, and ultimately made our Kyoto stay every memorable. We had a great time visiting the must see places as we only spent 3 days 2 nights there, so we decided to make the most of the with Hideo. We'll be back to Japan again and we'll be sure to book with Hideo once more!
We spent 5 enjoyable days with Hideo in Osaka and Kyoto. He was well organised, puntual, patient and flexible with our plans. He was particularly kind to assist us in any way we required, and was a pleasure to get to know during our stay in these two cities. A big thank you, again!
Kyoto was the ancient capital of Japan from 794 over one thousand years.
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