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Maybe you have seen a picture of a Bamboo grove in Japan once in your life. This is the highlight of Arashiyama, an area where ancient aristocrats had their villas more than 1,000 years ago. On this tour, mainly you will visit a beautiful bridge called the Togetsukyo and the Tenryu-ji temple with beautiful traditional gardens, Bamboo grove, Sagano area, Jojakko-ji Temple with breathtakingly green mos. On the way, you also visit some secret spots where tourists don't know. While enjoying the walk and delicious food, you also learn some Japanese culture and history. Let's explore Arashiyama and Sagano local area with the local guide & delicious food!!
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Nonomiya ShrineFrom meetup point (JR Saga Arashiyama Station), we will head to Sagano area and Jojakko-ji Temple at first.On the way, we have a special local croquette and soy milk donuts.Then, go through the small bamboo forest and Nonomiya Shrine (Shrine of Love).After Nonomiya Shrine, the road will be very quiet and the scenery will be quite peaceful.Enjoy the local atomosphere of Sagano Area.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Jojakkoji Temple, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, KinkiIn Sagano area, we will find an old black gate.That is entrance of Jojakko-ji Temple which is famous for the Maple and Mos.Here, you will feel a sense of authentic Japanese beauty.Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Mikami Shrine, Ukyo, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, KinkiBetween Jojakko-ji Temple and Bamboo Forest, you will see a small shrine on your right hand.The place is shrine of one part of our body.You will know the uniqueness of Japanese worship.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Arashiyama Bamboo GroveHave a slow walking into the Bamboo Forest.If you like, you can take a picture there.If you like, the guide tell you the story about Bamboo.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Tenryuji Temple, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, KinkiAfter Bamboo Grove, there is World-Heritage-Site Zen Temple, Tenryu-ji.Exploring the grande, and enjoy the seasonal flowers.The specialty of this Zen Garden is its pond garden wiz surrounding mountain.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Arashiyama Kimono Forest, Ukyo, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, KinkiAfter you leave Tenryu-ji, we will head to Kimono Forest which is a collection of gorgeous cylinder-shaped pillars looks like traditional Japanese textile, Kimono.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Togetsukyo Bridge, Ukyo, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, KinkiSince you have a long walking around Sagano area, your stomach has a space now.Let's have a local Kyoto food, leak pancake (Kyoto style Okonomiyaki) and special fish cake.And then, head to the most Iconic Bridge of Japan, Togetsu Bridge.The view of the combination of this bridge & background woods are very scenic.Enjoy the scenery like ancient aristocrats.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Hōrinji TempleIf we have a time, let's visit the very local but beautiful temple.Name is Horin-ji. Since it is not known by the tourists, it's very quiet. Normally, there are only local and monks.From the terrace of this temple, you can overview the entire Kyoto city.If you are lucky, you can see the local ceremony "ju-san-mairi."In that ceremony, children aged 13 years old celebrate their age wiz formal dressing.You will be impressed by their special Kimono which young ladies wear.At the end of the tour, you will have a traditional Matcha & small rice cake wiz sweet red bean paste.This tour ends around this place.Since the end point is very close to, if you like, you can also visit the Monkey Park by yourself.Also, if you have a question about your travel plan in Japan, feel free to ask your guide.We will help you like your local friend!!Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Monkey Park Iwatayama, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, KinkiAfter the tour, if you want to visit Arashiyama Monkey park, we can take you to the entrance of Monkey park.Pass By: Japan Wonder Travel Kyoto officeThe whole town is your restaurant!!” Eating at one of the restaurants on the Michelin guide is nice. But don’t you want to try something else? Just imagine if the entire town was a one big restaurant. What we provide is an awesome time to visit the places in town, enjoy different types of food, and come in touch with the culture, history, and the local people.
- Professional and friendly local guide
- Food tastings
- Entrance fee for Tenryu-ji Temple & Jojakko-ji Temple
- Entry/Admission - Jojakkoji Temple
- Entry/Admission - Tenryuji Temple
What's not included
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Extra food and drink
- Other personal expenses
- Small group ensures personal service
- Lunch included
- Led by a local guide