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Trekking & Walking Tour in Fresh Green from Takao down to Arashiyama

(70) Reviews
7h $ 252 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • Jingo-ji Temple and trekking along the Kiyotaki River
  • Gioh-ji Temple and Jojako-ji Temple famous for fresh green and autumn foliage of maple leaves
  • Bamboo Forest and Nonomiya Shrine

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252.00 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Hotel pick-up in Kyoto area.
$ 18.00
Extra person.
$ 31.50
Extra hour.
$ 36.00

Overview

This tour is designed for those who are interested in trekking along the Kiyotaki River in fresh green and visiting lesser-known temples of scenic and historic interest on the way from Takao down to Arashiyama. The fresh leaves of maple, cherry and other trees amuse your eyes and the murmur of the stream and the chirping of birds delight your ears.

What to Expect

Jingo-ji Temple, which houses Yakushi Nyorai ( Healing Buddha ), a Buddhist statue ( national treasure ) and other excellent statues, is famous for young leaves of maple trees. You can take in a magnificent view of the mountains and the valley from the temple precinct.
Gioh ji Temple, the name of which was taken from Gioh, a dancer and prostitute in late Heian period ( the 12th century ), who had to lead a sorrowful life with her twin sister, is located in a very serene surroundings. The moss-covered garden is a must-see along with an old thatched-roofed temple house.
Jojako-ji Temple stands on the slope of Mt. Ogura, where Fujiwara no Teika, a renowned waka poet, compiled the One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets in the 13th century. You can take in views of a velvet-like moss-covered slope and a beautiful bamboo grove.
Nonomiya Shrine is located in the middle of the famous Bamboo Forest. The shrine is famous for bringing you a good fortune of match-making and business success.

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Yoshihisa Licensed Guide
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Highlights

  • Jingo-ji Temple and trekking along the Kiyotaki River
  • Gioh-ji Temple and Jojako-ji Temple famous for fresh green and autumn foliage of maple leaves
  • Bamboo Forest and Nonomiya Shrine

Important

This is a limited time tour from April 22 till May 24 in 2019.

It is desirable to carry overseas travel insurance because the guide is not liable for any damage or loss incurred during the tour. It is also requested to bring enough Japanese yen with you because some restaurants and taxis do not accept credit cards.

This is a limited time tour from April 22nd till May 24th in 2019.
Trekking shoes are desirable and sneakers are also possible. A folding umbrella is needed.
Bring with you a bottle of water or tea and a boxed lunch, available at Kyoto Station or a convenience store near your hotel.
In case of rain, trekking along the Kiyotaki River is cancelled. Instead, two or three temple visit is added.

What‘s included
guide fee
What‘s not included
transportation fee ( you and guide ) ( 760 yen per person ) and entrance fee for the three temples ( 1400 yen per person )
Depart From
Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Ohtsu and Kobe
Meeting Point
JR Kyoto Station
Ending Point
JR Kyoto Station
Duration
7 hours
Starting time
08:30 AM
Number of people
up to 5 people   Flexible

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 ( 70 )
Wai Yee Wai United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 day ago

“ My Favorite Golden Route: Kyoto One-day Tour ”

My friend and I had a wonderful time traveling with Yoshi. He is happy, funny, high energy, polite, friendly, and patient and knowledgeable. He enjoyed his job and so as we enjoyed his company. We highly recommend him.

Yoshihisa:

Hi Wai, I really appreciate your wonderful comment on my job in Kyoto and Nara. I also had a nice time, guiding you and Susan around. I hope you will visit Kansai region again in the near future, especially cherry-blossom or autumn foliage season. I wish two of you the best luck! Yoshie

Debbie Debbie United States ( Family )
Excellent
5 days ago

“ Yoshie’s the man if you want to see & understand Osaka! ”

Yoshie was friendly, knowledgeable, & kind

Yoshihisa:

Hi, Debbie, Thank you very much for your kind comment on my tour in Osaka. I am very glad that your family all enjoyed the tour in Osaka, including the dinner and the sake drinking. I hope you will contact me next time you visit Kansai region. With the best wishes. Yoshie

Phyllis Phyllis Singapore ( Couple )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Omiwa trip ”

I am very grateful that Yoshie-san agreed to be our guide to Mount Miwa otherwise this trip to climb the scared mountain would not have been possible. Yoshie-san has been helpful and accommodating to my request even before we met and he had put together a five hours trip to Mount Miwa for us. Yoshie-san is friendly and easy to talk to. His manner was calm and relaxed. Most of all he was intuitive to our wants and wishes, he was able to sense what experience we would like to take away from this trip without much asking from us. Besides the planned mountain climbing we also had sake tasting, and a very delicious dinner. Thank you Yoshie-san!

Yoshihisa:

Hi Phyllis-san, I really appreciate your kind words of gratitude for the trip to Mt. Miwa, a sacred mountain. It was a precious experience to me, too. It was a bit tiring but a lot of fun, walking up and down the steep slopes surrounded by tall trees and the stream. I hope you will continue a pleasant trip and make a new discovery about the culture and scenery during your stay in Kyoto. Be sure to get in touch next time you visit Kyoto. With warmest regards, Yoshie

Romeo Romeo United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Kyoto one day tour ”

Tour was excellent. We were able to finish all tours described with plenty of time to get back to our cruise ship. Tour was very informative and yoshi was very professional and accommodating. The ramen lunch was so good on the restaurant where he brought us. I will definitely contact him again when i visit Kyoto area in the future.

Yoshihisa:

Hi Romeo. Thank you very much for your nice review for the Kyoto tour. I was also glad that we were able to finish the tour in a limited time. I had a wonderful time guiding your group around, listening to me attentively. I hope to see you and your friends again in the near future. With best wishes, Yoshie

Natalia Natalia United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Superb day in Kyoto ”

Yoshi is a wonderful representative for his country. He speaks fluent English. He is passionate about Japanese culture, traditions and history. He is poetic, and has a lively sense of humor. We were impressed by his knowledge of history, and his enthusiasm for his work. He was inexhaustible as a guide and a story teller. We’re most fortunate to have found him. Many, many thanks, Yoshi.

Yoshihisa:

Hi Natalia, It is a great honor to have such a wonderful review for my tour in Kyoto. I am really pleased to learn that you have enjoyed the tour to the full. I hope the memory of our good encounter will long linger on like the sound of a temple bell. ( Ichigo Ichie ) Next time you have another chance of visiting Kansai region, be sure to get in touch, please. With warmest regards, Yoshie

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