Sagano Bamboo Grove & Arashiyama Walking Tour

Sagano Bamboo Grove & Arashiyama Walking Tour

Bathe yourself in the rural atmosphere of Saga-Arashiyama, a short train ride from Kyoto.

With Mt. Arashiyama as the backdrop, take a morning walk through the Sagano Bamboo Grove, visiting Zen temples along the way. One of them, Tenryuji, is considered Kyoto's best Zen temple. Marvel at Togetsu Bridge, Saga-Arashiyama's landmark, and visit the many shops and cafes in the area. This tour is especially good during cherry blossom season and in the autumn.

Price : [No Lunch] From JPY8,900
[With Lunch Cruise] From JPY13,900
Duration : approx. 4 hours
Departs :New Miyako Hotel - 08:35 (Wed and Sat)
Visits : [Kyoto] Tenryu-ji Temple / Sagano Bamboo Grove / Togetsu-kyo Bridge
Includes : ✔ English Speaking Guide ✔ All transportation ✔ All admission fee

Tour Itinerary :

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1 JR Kyoto Station

To Saga-Arashiyama Station by JR local line.

Remarks : The tour uses public transportation and seating may not be available.

Kyoto - Kyoto Station
2 JR Saga-Arashiyama Station Kyoto - JR Saga-Arashiyama Station
3 Tenryu-ji Temple (30 min)

Tenryu-ji Temple is a world heritage zen temple located in Saga-Arashiyama, the famous sightseeing town in Kyoto. The Japanese garden benefits from the beautiful landscapes of Arashiyama, and has been registered in Special Places of Scenic Beauty.

Kyoto - Tenryu-ji Temple
4 Sagano Bamboo Grove

The temple overlooks the town of Sagano and the city of Kyoto. It is famous for the beautiful colored leaves covering the entire mountain.

Kyoto - Sagano Bamboo Grove
5 Togetsu-kyo Bridge (30 min)

Togetsu-kyo Bridge is a famous bridge in Arashiyama, from which you can find the beautiful sceneries of cherry blossoms or colored leaves.

Kyoto - Togetsu-kyo Bridge
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6 JR Saga-Arashiyama Station

To Kyoto Station by JR local line.

Remarks : The tour uses public transportation and seating may not be available.

Kyoto - JR Saga-Arashiyama Station
7 JR Kyoto Station

To Saga-Arashiyama Station by JR local line.

Remarks : The tour uses public transportation and seating may not be available.

Kyoto - Kyoto Station
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6 Yakatabune Boat Boarding Pier Japanese-style lunch (60 min)

A guide will accompany the tour until arriving at the Yakatabune Boat Boarding Pier.

Remarks : If the boat cannot be boarded due to high water levels or other operational concerns on the lunch-included tour, lunch will be served at a restaurant instead. In this case JPY 2,000 per person will be refunded.

Arashiyama - Yakatabne Boat
7 Tour disbands upon disembarking the boat.

Please return your accommodation by your own means after the tour.

Remarks : Participants will receive a JR train ticket for travel from Arashiyama to Kyoto.

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Travel Condition :

Pickup service : Convenient pick-up service provided from major hotels in Kyoto. (see hotel list)
Departs : New Miyako Hotel (08:35)
Disband : Disband at Kyoto Station, the tour concludes upon arrival. (12:30)
Duration : approx. 4 hours. Guide : English Speaking Guide
Participants : 2 - 20 Meal : Not included.
Remark :
  • This tour uses public transportation with non-reserved seats. You may not be able to secure seats to occupy.
  • This is a walking tour, so please wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
  • The order of the itinerary is subject to change.
  • If the minimum number of participants is not met by 5 days before a scheduled date, the tour on that date may be cancelled.

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