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Overview

This tour is designed for those who like trekking along the Kiyotaki River in autumn foliage and like visiting lesser-known temples of scenic and historic interest with moss-covered gardens located in a serene environment.

Highlights

  •   Jingo-ji Temple
  •   Trekking along the Kiyotaki River
  •   Gioh-ji and Johjako-ji Temples
  •   The Bamboo Forest and Nonomiya Shrine

Information

City Kyoto
Depart From Kyoto , Nara, Osaka
Meeting Point JR Kyoto Station
Ending Point JR Kyoto Station
Departure 08:30 AM
Duration 8h
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 2 ~ 5

This is a limited time tour from November 4th till December 2nd, 2016.

Booking
8h
When?

People

211.20 USD

total price

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

hotel pick-up in Kyoto area. 17.60 USD

What to Expect

The most fascinating point of this trekking tour is that you can see, hear and feel the natural wonder along the Kiyotaki River, especially in late autumn. The colored leaves of maple, Japanese lacquer and other trees amuse your eyes and the murmur of the stream delights your ears.
Jingo-ji Temple, which houses Yakushi Nyorai ( Medicine Buddha ), a Buddhist statue (national treasure) and other excellent statues, is famous for red leaves of maple trees. You can take in a magnificent view of the mountains and valley from the temple precinct.
The next temple to visit is Gioh-ji in Arashiyama, the name of which was taken from Gioh, a dancer and prostitute, who had to live in the temple and lead a sorrowful life with Gijo, her twin sister in the latter half of Heian period ( late 12th century ). The temple with a beautiful moss-covered garden is located in a very serene environment.
The third temple is Johjako-ji Temple, which I suppose is the most beautiful temple for autumn foliage in Arashiyama. It is said that "the One Hundred Poems by the One Hundred Poets" was compiled by Fujiwara no Teika, a famous waka poet, in the early 13th century on the temple site. You can also enjoy seeing a green velvet-like moss on a hillside of the temple.
You will lastly visit Nonomiya Shrine in the Bamboo Forest known as a shrine of match-making and business success. Last but not least, Gioh-ji Temple and Nonomiya Shrine were a part of the locations of a renowned novel, "Koto ( the ancient capital )" written by Kawabata Yasunari, a Nobel laureate.  


What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee ( you and guide ) and entrance fee for the three temples (¥1,300 )

Important

This is a limited time tour from November 4th till December 2nd. It is desirable to wear warm clothes and trekking shoes. Sneakers are possible. Please get a bottle of water or tea and an obento ( a boxed lunch ) at a convenience store near your hotel or Kyoto Station. You will take a bus twice from Kyoto Station to Takao and from Kiyotaki to an entrance to Arashiyama. The route along the Kiyotaki River is a part of Kyoto Trail Hiking Course. Most of the route along the Kiyotaki River is a safe path and warning will be given at slippery places. Responsibility cannot be taken for any injury during the tour. It is recommended that you have overseas travel insurance. In case of rain, trekking along the Kiyotaki River is canceled and two other temples are added in Arashiyama Area instead.

Extras (optional)

hotel pick-up in Kyoto area. 17.60 USD

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Reviews

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Lorraine
1 day ago , ( Couple ) , From: Singapore

“ Excellent guiding ”

Mr Yoshihisa is humble,kind and enthusiastic. We have special request for this tour, he did a good job. We have enjoyable and fun time with him. Highly recommend for his excellent guiding.

Yoshihisa:
Hi, Lorraine. Thank you for your nice review. The tour was very unique to me but I made a lot of discovery about Buddhism items thanks to you and your husband. Next time you come to Japan, I think I will be more prepared for time schdule. Looking forward to seeing you and your children someday soon. Yoshihisa

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Lynn
1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: Australia

“ A day of deer, temples and owls.. ”

Yoshie is a fantastic ambassador for Nara. He planned an itinerary that took into consideration the activities that my family of five wished to do but also covered visits to Kofuku-ji Temple, Todai-ji Temple and Kasuga Grand Shrine. He has a wealth of knowledge of the history of Nara and made sure we understood what we were looking at. We had a wonderful day visiting these places of interest as well as feeding the deer in Nara Park. Yoshie is very patient as my adult children were fascinated by the deer and stopped regularly to feed or photograph them. So much so that after our delicious lunch I suggested that they stay with the deer and my husband and I continue the tour to the Grand Shrine. When I booked the tour initially I requested that we include a visit to the Wata-wata owl cafe. Yoshie contacted the cafe on our behalf regarding reservations and cost. He also provided us with detailed and invaluable transport instructions from our hotel in Kyoto to Nara station. During lunch I admired the bottle our sake was served in. Yoshie spoke to the owner and arranged for us to take it with us. Yoshie is also very flexible. He realised on the day that my husband was interested in sake and suggested a visit to a sake brewery. This worked out perfectly as my husband much preferred this to the owl cafe so he went with Yoshie and we visited the owls which we loved. I have no hesitation in recommending Yoshie as a guide. He is a gentleman, has a great sense of humour and imparts his knowledge freely. He made our day in Nara enjoyable and one which we will remember.

Yoshihisa:
Hi, Lynn. I really appreciate your kind message. I also had a wonderful time with you and your family in Nara. I'm pleased that each of you had his or her own purpose for a visit to Nara and enjoyed themselves. Greg became a good friend of mine as i saw him drinking cold sake at the restaurant for lunch. We had a splented time at the sake brewery, tasting different types of sake fresh from barrels. I hope you will safely continue the rest of your trip in Japan and bring home lots of nice memories and souvenirs. Next time you come to Japan, be sure to get in touch with me, please. Yoshie

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Cathy
2 months ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ We had the best time with Yoshie! ”

Yoshie was a wonderful tour guide. He helped me to preplan and flex our 3 day tour through email to meet the needs of my 23 year old daughter who wanted to see and learn about everything as well as my 83 year old mother. We saw so many temples and took beautiful pictures for great memories. We had a great time with many many laughs in the deer park feeding the deer! He also took us to great places to eat and a sake tasting. We went to bed every night talking about how much fun we had each day! At the end of our stay he even helped us get to the correct train track to continue our journey to Hakone! We have made a new friend in Yoshie. My family is very grateful for his hospitality. Arigato gozaimasu Yoshie San! Cathy, Casey, Yasuko and Jack

Yoshihisa:
Thank you very much for your kind message. I am so glad to hear you all have enjoyed the tour with me in Kyoto and Nara for the past three days. My good memory with you will long linger on like a temple bell. I was really impressed at your careful consideration to your family. I hope you will have a nice trip in Hakone and have a good opportunity to see Mt. Fuji. Thank you for everything again. Yoshie

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Kasey
5 months ago , From: United States

"Yoshie" was an excellent tour guide. He is very engaging and very personal. He added so much to our trip !!! His english is very good. He was very patient and understanding and connected with all the ages (16-56 yrs old) in our group. He went above and beyond to make our day very special and fit everything in we wanted to see. It was a very hot day and he was AMAZING helping us deal with the heat. We will look him up next time we are in Japan.

Yoshihisa:
Hi, Kasey. I really appreciate your kind words of gratitude, I am very pleased to learn that you enjoyed every minute of your tour in Kyoto with me. I also had an excellent time with Pat, MP and you. I hope the good encounter with you all will linger on like the sound of a temple bell. Looking forward to seeing you at my house someday soon.

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