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

by KASHIMA
(39) Reviews
10h $ 372 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 in 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
What‘s not included
Pick up fee for a guide: yen2000,
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) per person,
Mt.Iwata Monkey park: Yen 550 (Adult) Yen 250 (Child)) per person
Lunch fee for your family and a 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 in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 39 )
Debbie Debbie United States ( Friends )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ One day in Kyoto ”

Our tour was very nice and Kashima was a wonderful guide. He was thoughtful and gave very detailed information.

KASHIMA:

Debbie san, Thank you very much for your great and utmost review for me and selecting me as a guide of Kyoto tour for you and your friends of 14 number of ladies. I am very much pleased that under very hot whether condition on the day in May, all ladies could enjoyed the Kyoto tour such as Arashiyama / Tenryuji temple, Bamboo forest, Moon crossing bridge, Ryoanji rock garden, Golden pavilion and Gion. I could explain all of your group about several historical stories such as the Temples related with Top Samurai worriers in Muromachi era , Zen Buddhism sect characteristic and so-on thanks to all your group strong cuoriosity. I am looking forward to meeting with you again in near future. Thanks, Kashima

Lisa Lisa United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Mr. Awesome! ”

Kashima was so very helpful. He assisted us with tickets for the bullet train and navigation from Tokyo to Kyoto. He was very knowledgable and truly amazing!

KASHIMA:

Lisa san, Thank you very much for your great review for me and selecting me as a guide of 2 days Tokyo & Kyoto tour for your friends of two young lady and gentleman. We visited lots of spots such as Asakusa/Sensoji temple, Meiji shrine, Harajuku/Takeshita.st, Omotesando, Shibuya crossing, Akihabara in Tokyo and Arashiyama/Tenryuji temple, Bamboo forest, Moon crossing bridge, Mt.Iwata Monkey park and crape tasting in down town in Kyoto. I am very much pleased that they could enjoy the tour, specially historical background related with temples and Monkey park. I am looking forward to receiving another guide request to me from you in the future. Thanks, Kashima

Mei Lan Mei Singapore ( Friends )
Very Good
3 weeks ago

“ Nikko 1 day tour ”

Thank you for the wonderful day, Kashima san.

KASHIMA:

Mei san, Thank you very much for your great review for me and selecting me as a guide for you precious Nikko tour. We visited several spots in Nikko such as sightseeing of Sake brewery, Toshogu shrine, Chuzenji lake and Kegon waterfall. Speciall, your group requested me to visit Japanese Sake brewery sightseeing. I took you to Watanabe Sahei Japanese Sake brewery where the president explained to us inside Sake brewery building with no charge in detail about how Sake is made and the difference of each grade Sake with five different Sake tasting. I am very much pleased that you all could enjoyed and asked lots of questions about the Sake. I hope that you can introduce the experience you had in your country and I am looking forward to meeting with you again in the future. Thanks, Kashima

Frank Frank Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
4 weeks ago

“ Knows his stuff ”

Kashima is a fantastic guide. He has a lovely and gentle personality and knows about Japan and it’s history. Highly recommended! We had a great time today and we look forward to our second day together. Thank you Kashima!

KASHIMA:

Frank san, Thank you very much for your great and utmost review for me. I am very much pleased that I could make open mind comunication with you, your wife and your friends each other just after we met in the morning and could exchange many kinds of topics with enjoying. We had two days tour of Kyoto and Osaka sucha as Kiyomizu temple, Philosophy path, Ginkakuji temple, Sanjusangendo temple, Fushimi shrine, Gion, Arashiyama/Tenryuji temple, Bamboo forest, Moon crossing bridge, Osaka castle and Dotonbori food street. I was impressed that you deeply serched each Japanese tour spots before coming to Japan and selected the best spots which are all fantastic. I could explain you about several historical non-fiction story such as the comparison between Golden pavillion by Yoshimitsu and Silve... read more

Lindsay Lindsay Australia ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ So much knowledge ”

Our tour with Kashima was excellent. He was extremely well prepared with printed facts on so many areas of interest, and was able to inform us of a lot of background information that might otherwise have been missed. He was also very accommodating with our food requests and found a wonderful Okonumiaki resturant in Dotonbory street, a stunning area of countless food venues. I can thoroughly recommend Kashima as a guid and great value for your money invested

KASHIMA:

Lindsay san, Thank you very much for your great and utmost review for me. I am very much pleased that you selected me as a tour guide for your precious tour in Osaka. I was impressed that you, your wife and your friends have strong curiosity about Japanese culture, history , sports, both old-fashioned & modernized atmosphere with various architecture and various Japanese common information. We visited Osaka castle where one of the most important Japanese history background exists, Dotonbori food street where lots of flashy signboards at each food restaurants are inviting you by "drinking and eating luxuriously until you will be financially broken." And Umeda Sky building which used to be registered as one of top 20 excellent architecture by a famous England book maker. It was good that yo... read more

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