What To Expect
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.
You may also add an optional yakatabune lunch cruise after your walking tour! Hop aboard the yakatabune, a classic low barge style boat. Take delight in a scrumptious lunch of traditional Japanese dishes as you sail in cool breeze along the river.
08:40 Assemble at New Miyako Hotel.
Kyoto Station Board a local train to Saga-Arashiyama Station.
Tenryuji Temple Visit this World-Heritage recognized site.
Sagano Bamboo Grove Stroll through a natural bamboo grove.
Jojakkoji Temple See a fine example of Japanese tradition.
Togetsukyo Bridge Each of the four seasons presents a different face at this scenic outlook.
Yakatabune lunch cruise (if option is selected) Take a delightful 60-minute lunch cruise.*
Saga-Arashiyama Station Board a local train to Kyoto Station
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Pick ups are available from selected Kyoto hotels.
This tour has a 2 passenger minimum requirement for operation and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. You will be notified if the tour will be canceled 4 days prior to the tour date.
Children 5 years old and below are free of charge, provided they sit on an adult's lap. If they need a seat, they will be charged (child rates). For guests who selected with Yakatabune Lunch Cruise option, children aged 4 and 5 will have to pay JPY 1000 when boarding the boat.
This is a walking tour, please make sure you wear comfortable shoes.
The order of the tour itinerary is subject to change.
*Tour will end upon arrival at the boat deck for tours including yakatabune lunch cruise. Train tickets between Saga - Arashiyama and Kyoto will be distributed before the cruise.
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