Sagano Bamboo Grove and Arashiyama Walking Tour with Yakatabune Cruise

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Take short train ride from Kyoto and bathe yourself in the rural atmosphere of Saga-Arashiyama. Take a morning walk through the Sagano Bamboo Grove, visit well-known Zen temples and enjoy an optional 60-minute yakatabune lunch cruise.

Description

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.

Itinerary

  • 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

  • 12:30 - 13:00 Tour disbands at Kyoto Station.

Please note

  • 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.

  • If the boat can not be boarded due to weather conditions, lunch will be served at a restaurant. Partial refund will be provided in this instance.

Includes

  • Train fare

  • English-speaking guide
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Sagano Bamboo Tour without Lunch

Duration: 4 - 4:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Lunch / Train fare / English-speaking guide

Schedule

  • 08:40

    Meet at New Miyako Hotel

  • Kyoto Station

    Gather at New Miyako Hotel and travel on foot to Kyoto Station. Board a local train headed for Saga-Arashiyama.

  • Tenryuji Temple (30 minutes)

    The head temple of Zen Buddhism in Kyoto, the famous Japanese garden uses the beautiful landscapes of Arashiyama as a backdrop, and has been registered as a Special Place of Scenic Beauty.

  • Sagano Bamboo Grove

    Stroll through the beautiful bamboo groves, where the green bamboo reaches for the sky.

  • Jojakkoji Temple (30 minutes)

    A charming temple known for its stunning natural scenery, Jojakkoji overlooks the town of Sagano and the city of Kyoto.

  • Togetsukyo Bridge (30 minutes)

    A bridge over the Oi River, with great views of the surrounding scenery, which reflects on the river itself. This is a spectacular location for viewing cherry blossoms or colored autumn leaves.

  • Saga-Arashiyama Train Station

    Board the return train to Kyoto.

  • 12:30-13:00

    Tour ends at Kyoto Train Station

Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free
Sagano Bamboo Tour with Lunch

Available: Daily
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Train fare / English-speaking guide

Schedule

  • 08:40

    Meet at New Miyako Hotel

  • Kyoto Station

    Gather at New Miyako Hotel and travel on foot to Kyoto Station. Board a local train headed for Saga-Arashiyama.

  • Tenryuji Temple (30 minutes)

    The head temple of Zen Buddhism in Kyoto, the famous Japanese garden uses the beautiful landscapes of Arashiyama as a backdrop, and has been registered as a Special Place of Scenic Beauty.

  • Sagano Bamboo Grove

    Stroll through the beautiful bamboo groves, where the green bamboo reaches for the sky.

  • Jojakkoji Temple (30 minutes)

    A charming temple known for its stunning natural scenery, Jojakkoji overlooks the town of Sagano and the city of Kyoto.

  • Togetsukyo Bridge (30 minutes)

    This bridge over the Oi River offers great views of the surrounding scenery, which reflects on the river itself. This is a spectacular location for viewing cherry blossoms or colored autumn leaves.

  • 12:00

    Yakatabune River Cruise and Lunch (60 minutes)

    Enjoy a Japanese-style lunch on a yakatabune, a traditional leisure cruise ship. Watch the natural scenery pass by, and take a moment to relax.

  • End

    Tour disbands at the Yakatabune Pier

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  • (For Check-In) New Miyako Hotel (17, Nishikujo-Inmachi Minami-ku, Kyoto 601-8412, Japan) Time: 08:40:00

  • (For Check-Out) Kyoto Train Station Time: 12:30:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) New Miyako Hotel (17, Nishikujo-Inmachi Minami-ku, Kyoto 601-8412, Japan) Time: 08:40:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Kyoto Train Station Time: 12:30:00

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Notes

Restriction(s)
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  • Children (ages 0-5 years) will be able to participate for free under the following conditions. Tour: An individual seat will not be provided. Please have them sit on the lap of their parent or guardian. If there are seats available, they are welcome to use it, however they will not be getting a priority in seating. If you would like a seat for a child (ages 0-5 years), please book them as a child.

  • If less than 2 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.

Additional Note(s)
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  • If the boat cannot be boarded due to high water levels or other operational concerns, lunch will be served at a restaurant instead. In this case JPY 2,000 per person will be refunded.

  • A boarding fee of JPY 1,000 is required for children aged 4 to 5 years for the yakatabune cruise.

  • Public transportation will be used and seating will not be guaranteed.

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Reviews

Weather was terrible, raining all the way through, but no mention in the first few days before the trip the trip that would suggea...t the condition. We could've dressed more appropriately. Tour guide was very nice, but she should've stayed in the boat with us. Food was average, nothing special...and we didnt even know what we we were eating! more

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made between 8 business days (18:00:00 local time) to 2 business days (18:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made between 2 business days (18:00:00 local time) to 1 business days (18:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 40% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made between 1 business days (18:00:00 local time) to business days (18:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made after 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge a charge of 100% of the total amount.

Change Policy

Please contact Veltra immediately if you make any changes to your booking once it is confirmed, as:

・Any changes made between 18:00 local time, 8 business days to 18:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.
・Any changes made between 18:00 local time, 2 business days to 18:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 40% of the total amount.
・Any changes made between 18:00 local time, 1 business days to 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
・Any changes made after 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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