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Kyoto Arashiyama one day tour of fantastic scenic, historical, culture and entertainment spots

by KASHIMA
(8) Reviews
10h $ 315 Price up to 8 people

Highlights

  • Tenryuji-temple to see Japanese traditional architecture, paintings, garden and so-on
  • Bamboo forest to feel subtle and profound world even after 1000 years passed from Heian Era (end of 8th centyry ~ end of 12th century)
  • Arashiyama park road down from Bamboo forest to Togetsu-kyo bridge
  • Togetsukyo-bridge to see various beautiful sceneries according to the change of each seasons
  • To enjoy and see macaques living in the top of Mt.Iwata and the overview of Kyoto city from there.
  • To enjoy Arashiyama town strolling, shopping and most consumed local sweets tasting.
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Overview

This tour include Arashiyama one of the time-honored travel destinations located on the western outskirs of Kyoto, offering a breathtaking panorama of serene Mt.Arashiyama, Togetsukyo and featuring wide variety of tourist attractions ranging from Tenryu-ji Temple, spectacular bamboo groves ,Mt. Iwata Monkey Park to Arashiyama town strolling, shopping and most consumed local sweets tasting.

What to Expect

1. Tenryu-ji temple is a top-ranked among the Five Great Zen Temples of Kyoto which is one of the 17 World Cultual Heritage-listed monuments in Kyoto and famous for strolling-style garden. This temple was originally constructed in 1339 by Ashikaga Takauji who is one of the Shogunate of Muromachi era (1336~1573).
You can see Japanese traditional architecture, paintings, garden and so-on.

2. Bamboo forest is one of the most impressive spots for many tourists coming to Japan. Bamboo is the symbol of vitality because it grow up very quickly. Bamboo crafts is used in the tea ceremony and flower arrangement. After leaving Tenryuji out from one of the gate, the bamboo forest called “Chikurin” come into your eyes immediately. This bamboo forest continues to the end of the road by around 400 meters.
This area used to be the villa of the aristocracy in Heian era (end of 8th centyry ~ end of 12th century) and you can feel subtle and profound world even after 1000 years passed.

3. Arashiyama park road down from Bamboo forest to Togetsu-kyo bridge: You can see Kyoto Arashiyama area view and nature atmosphere while going down.

4. Togetdsu-kyo bridge literally means “Crossing the moon”. This bridge was at first constructed by an ancient priest in around 840. By seeing this bridge, you can see various beautiful sceneries according to the change of each seasons. Mt.Arashiyama of west side of the bridge is registered as the place of scenic beauty and natural monument in Japan. You can enjoy cherry blossoms in April, fresh green in summer, graceful autumn leaves in fall and clean white snow landscape in winter.
Current bridge was completed in 1934 with 155meter length and 11meter width. There are so many sceneries of this bridge found in the past many movies and TV dramas.

5. Mt.Iwata Monkey park is located near in the west side of Togetsu-kyo Bridge. There are around 120 number of Japanese macaques living in the wild.
After you enter the entrance of the monkey park with paying admission fee, you can enjoy light trekking onto the Mt.Arashiyama mountain road for about 20 minutes with enjoying the mountain scenery and reach the top of the mountain. The Japanese macaques are characteristic of red face and behind and the height is around 50cm ~ 60cm. They are well accustomed with us and receive special foods from us with very humorous faces. From the top of the mountain, you can see overview of Kyoto city.

6. Arashiyama town atmosphere is very much attracting with strolling, shopping and most consumed local sweets tasting.

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Highlights

  • Tenryuji-temple to see Japanese traditional architecture, paintings, garden and so-on
  • Bamboo forest to feel subtle and profound world even after 1000 years passed from Heian Era (end of 8th centyry ~ end of 12th century)
  • Arashiyama park road down from Bamboo forest to Togetsu-kyo bridge
  • Togetsukyo-bridge to see various beautiful sceneries according to the change of each seasons
  • To enjoy and see macaques living in the top of Mt.Iwata and the overview of Kyoto city from there.
  • To enjoy Arashiyama town strolling, shopping and most consumed local sweets tasting.

Important

I am now living in Gunma prefecture located around 100km north from Tokyo.
Therefore, if you reserve Kansai area such as Kyoto, Nara, Kobe and Osaka, please request me at least one week advance. We can exchange the idea of the tour.

1) For fairly long walking of sight -seeing, please put on the shoes to walk with ease.
2) Please prepare the cash to spend any train riding, lunch and souvenir..

What‘s included
Guide fee and pick up fee at your hotel
What‘s not included
•Transportation fee of all tour routes for your family( One day bus ticket of yen 500 per person )
•Entrance fee of all the tour spots for your family ( Tenryuji Yen 800 (Adult) Yen 600 (Child) /Mt.Iwata Monkey park: Yen 550 (Adult) Yen 250 (Child))
•Lunch fee for your family and a guide. (If you invite me for a dinner please take care the fee for the guide. )
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Kyoto
Ending Point
At your hotel in Kyoto
Duration
10 hours
Starting time
08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 8 people

Frequently Asked Questions

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 on the meeting date , there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel 1 day prior to the meeting date , there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date , there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 8 )
SUPRABHAT SUPRABHAT Japan ( Business )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ 3 wonderful days in Japan ”

1 day at Hakone 1 day at Kamakura 1 day at Tokyo came to Japan with business partners and families. had great time with Mr.Kashima. thank you very much for the guide and all kinds of cordinations. He took great care of us with ages varies from 20's to 80's....

KASHIMA:

Thank you very much for your warm and kind comments to me. I am very much pleased that you and your family and your business partner took a lot of effort to visit each tour spot under very hot whether condition and enjoyed a lot there even such a tough condition. 1st day of Kamakura tour, Tsuruoka-Hachiman Shrine, Kenchoji & Enkakuji of Zen temple, Great Buddha, Hase temple and Yuigahama sea side view watching. 2nd day of Hakone tour, you enjoyed Ropeway to see Hakone mountain and large cruise riding on lake-Ashi. Also, you visited Owakudani, Hakone Shrine and Goda park. Fortunately, in Hakone Shrine near Seaside Torii gate which is the best photo spot in Hakone, Annually Shinto ceremony had been held when we visited and you could experience a dignified ceremony and a young Shinto priest water skiing on the lake. 3rd day of Tokyo tour, you visited Asakusa and took riding on Tokyo cruise to Odaiba where you enjoyed various type of shopping and saw Liberty of freedom near Odaiba seaside. I heard from the people joined this tour that your country has same kind of religious ceremony and they Sincerely prayed their hope to Japan Shinto god according to the formal procedure. Thank you for understanding Japanese culture. I am looking forward to meeting with you again for your next trip to Japan. Thanks, Kashima

Raydreonia Raydreonia United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Everything was great ”

Everything was great

KASHIMA:

Raydoreonia san, Thank you very much for your great comments for me. I am very much pleased that you spent your precious time to come to Tokyo from your Staying hotel in Kyoto and selected me as a guide for your Tokyo half day tour with your returning back to Kyoto after the tour. We enjoyed the tour mainly for your cute young daughter shopping in Harajyuku and Omotesando. I am so impressive and pleased that you daughter enjoyed the shopping very much. Also we could have a very funny conversation each other. I am looking forward to meeting you and your family again for your next trip in Japan. Thanks, Kashima

Steve Steve United States ( Solo )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Kashima san made this a special day! ”

Kashima san and I toured Kamakura and from beginning to the end he was the perfect guide. He was prepared for a great day - even printing out a notebook for me providing history and details about our sites which was very appreciated. He was also very fun with great since of humor —excellent company for a single tourist. Thank you for making this such a memorable day!

KASHIMA:

Steve san, Thank you very much for your kind and great comments for me. And I am very much appreciated that you took a little risk to go Kamakura tour under the condition of typhoon approaching to Kanto erea on the day. Fortunately, without heavy rain and wind condition, we could visit the target spots of Tsuruoka Hachiman shrine, Great Buddha, Hase temple, Hokokuji temple and good lunch on Komachi street. I think that you already got well knowledge of Shinto and Buddhism such as Nyorai, Kannon, Jizou, Zen Buddhism ,Samurai spirit and the difference between Shinto and Buddhism thanks to your strong curiosity. I am looking forward to receiving your next guide request again for you and your family. Thanks, Kashima

Allen Allen United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ All around guide ”

We like Hideo San We see him again today

KASHIMA:

Allen san, Thank you very much for sending a grateful message and selecting me as a guide for your 5days tour with your family on Tokyo and Tokyo surroundings. I am very pleased to notice that this tour is mainly for you two cute granddaughters. On the first day of Tokyo tour, your kids enjoyed very much for Tsukiji, Ginza with lunch and Harajytuku, specially by roaming around Takeshita-street seeing various exhibits in the shops ,shopping and food tasting. I am surprised that you requested me to change an original itinerary to visit again to Takeshita-street and Harajyuku KAWAII monster café on the 4th day tour in Tokyo. I learned how young girls like those. On the second day of Kyoto one day tour, I appreciate that you and your family endured the Shinkansen time schedule trouble caused by a landslide due to heavy rain occurred near Kobe. However, I am pleased that you all enjoyed Shiraminejingu-shrine with rabbits as messengers, Nishiki-market to do sightseeing and shopping, Gion street and Fushimi inari shrine by using a Van service. Today, we will visit Kamakura and I hope you all will enjoy again. Thnks, Kashima

Rania Rania United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ The best guide ever hired! ”

About Nikko----- Kashima took us to places that other guide won’t take us to. Such as doing Koyoto in one day or Nikko in one day. Kashima made it happen. We couldn’t stop talking about these places he took us too because of how much fun we had. And he made it easy. He had everything set up ahead of time everything right on time we felt stress free enjoying our time and creating memories. And not to mention his sense of humor he kept us laughing the whole time. He’s kind, caring full of energy. What a blast! We can’t wait to go back to Japan and hire Kashima again. The best of the best! Believe me u won’t regret it. About Kyoto----- You are very welcome Kashima u made my grad daughter so happy where she wants to go back to Japan and hire u again so u can take us to more fun places. I can’t thank u enough.

KASHIMA:

Rania san, Thank you' very much for your review for me and I feel honored very much. Thanks to your positive request of tour spots such as Akechidaira Ropeway, monkey gundan show, Edo wonderland in Nikko and red face monkey park in Kyoto, which I believe came from your very cute grand daughter, I could manage to support you for the excellent tour. I am very pleased and can not forget that your granddaughter excited too much for the each spots, specially Ropeway and playing with monkeys. Thanks to the tour with you, I have learned a lot for me to execute how to coordinate a tour better. I am looking forward to meeting you and your granddaughter again as your guide in Japan in near future. Thanks, Kashima

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