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

(83) Reviews
7h $ 258 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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257.60 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Hotel pick-up in Kyoto area.
$ 18.40
Extra person.
$ 32.20
Extra hour.
$ 36.80

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 ( 83 )
Richard Richard United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 days ago

“ Golden indeed ”

We spent a full day in Kyoto with Yoshie and he was an absolutely pleasure...extremely knowledgeable and consideration. We covered more ground this day than any other in our trip and he didn't just walk us to the spots for good picture taking but gave us the full background and significance of each site which was what we were looking for. Yoshie was a great conversationalist and highly sensitive to our needs, preferences and occasional confusion with the language.

Yoshihisa:

Hi Richard, Thank you very much for your heart-warming review for my tour in Kyoto. I am very pleased to learn that you understood the historical and cultural background of each site you visited in the Golden Route tour. It was so nice meeting and talking with you and your family. Be sure to get in touch next time you have another chance of visiting Kansai region, please. With warmest regards, Yoshie

Martin Martin United States ( Family )
Excellent
6 days ago

“ Sight seeing Kyoto in the rain with Yoshi - a wonderful experience. ”

Yoshi, took our family out for a day of sightseeing. It was raining but it did not take anything away for the day we had. Yoshi was well organized and considerate of all our needs. Each ancient site he took us to was unique - some very popular and others off the beaten track. If we had been on our own we would not have found many of these places and would never have been able to see as much in a day. Apart from being an excellent guide with an abundance of historical and local knowledge, he took us to some great restaurants including a great dinner at his favorite restaurant which he has frequented for 35 years. The owner made us a special dish without us asking and served us ice cream at the end even though we did not ask. We were all pleasantly tired at the end of the day. My hi... read more

Yoshihisa:

Hi Martin, Thank you very much for your quick and wonderful review on my tour yesterday. I am very pleased to learn that you and your family enjoyed the Golden Route tour in spite of the rain all day long. I will surely tell Hiro-san, the owner of the restaurant, that your family appreciated his dishes and warm hospitality. I hope you will return home safely with lots of nice memories and souvenirs. Next time you visit Kansai region, be sure to get in touch, please. With best wishes, Yoshie

Paola Paola United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Great day and great tour guide ”

Yoshihisa was super friendly and energetic and was very well informed on all the sites visited. His english is very good and he took the time to answer all of out questions . Overall my family and I greatly enjoyed having him tour us.

Yoshihisa:

Hi Paola, It's a great pleasure to me to have such a nice review for my tour in Osaka. I also had a pleasant time guiding you and your cute kids. I hope you will continue an enjoyable trip in Japan and return home safely. Be sure to get in touch again next time you visit Kansai region, please. With warmest regards. Yoshie

Sandy Sandy United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Kyoto delight. ”

Yoshi was a great tour guide. He was accommodating and very knowledgeable. He answered our questions patiently and tailored our trip with our requests. I would highly recommend him to my friends.

Yoshihisa:

Hi Sandy, Thank you very much for your kind review. I also had a very pleasant time guiding you and your family around Kyoto. I am glad that you were able to visit almost all the sites you had wanted to. Be sure to get in touch next time you have another cahnce of coming to Kansai region. With best wishes, Yoshie

Vincent Vincent United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Great Trip - be prepared to walk ”

Yoshie was great. His knowledge of the area and English skills are a blessing for our trip in Kyoto. Be prepared to walk a lot and fast since there are many places to see in a single day. I would recommend for teenagers and up and not suitable for young children since there’s lot of waking involve.

Yoshihisa:

Hi Vincent, Thank you very much for your kind words of gratitude. I also had a nice time guiding you and your family around Kyoto. I am pleased that your family kept up with my walkiing speed. If you have another chance of visiting Kansai region, be sure to get in touch with me, please. With best wishes, Yoshie

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