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Arashiyama Park Tours

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Arashiyama Park

For classic Kyoto in a nutshell, head to Arashiyama Park. The perennially popular area is rich in temples and a riot of fall colors in November, with pink cherry blossoms in April.

The park area embraces several major sights, including Tenryu-ji Temple, founded in 1339. The main temple of the Rinzai school of Zen Buddhism, Tenryu-ji is a UNESCO World Heritage Site surrounded by tranquil Zen gardens and bamboo forest.

There are many other temples in Arashiyama, including the Gio-ji, Jojakko-ji and Daikaku-ji temples. Another highlight is walking across the Moon Crossing Bridge, with views over to Mt Arashiyama.

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Arashiyama Park is north-west of central Kyoto, by the Oi River. Buses run to Arashiyama from the city center, and the closest train station is JR Saga Arashiyama.

Address: Arashiyama, Kyoto 616-8385, Japan
Hours: Open daily
Admission: Free
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Arashiyama Morning Walking Tour, Bamboo Grove and Tenryuji, Jojakkoji,TogetsukyoNature & Wildlife

Arashiyama Morning Walking Tour, Bamboo Grove and Tenryuji, Jojakkoji,Togetsukyo

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Wander among peaceful bamboo groves and elegant mountain temples of rural Japan as you explore the fascinating areas of Arashiyama and Sagano near Kyoto during this 4-hour walking tour. Meander among the bamboo groves of Sagano before checking out the ancient 14th century Tenryu-Ji Temple and the secluded Jojakko-Ji Temple, hidden among the forest. Finish with a trip across the iconic Togetsukyō Bridge. Your morning walking tour also includes pickup from select hotels in Kyoto, a guide and all entrance fees.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Kyoto Arashiyama Insider Walking TourHalf-day Tours

Kyoto Arashiyama Insider Walking Tour

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-Immerse yourself in solitude in the mesmerizing nature of Arashiyama. Saga-Toriimoto district is a national preservation district where you feel like you are stepping into the past. Our local guide will explain the history and culture of the area. -Visit the world famous, must-visit bamboo grove and Tenryu-ji, a UNESCO world heritage and immerse yourself in it's rich history. Afterwards we will enter through more well-known spots in Saga-Arashiyama, visiting UNESCO world heritage temples and the very famous bamboo grove. -Indulge in an authentically traditional meal, and learn with your palate the rich food culture of Kyoto. After walking and visiting the temple, you must be ready for lunch! let's have beautiful Kyoto-style lunch! Magical Trip is a local tour operator with the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence that offers various types of small-group tours throughout Japan! Check out our Trip Advisor Page for more tours and our reviews!
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  • 4 hours
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Arashiyama Rickshaw Tour and Japanese Foot Spa Combo in KyotoLuxury Tours

Arashiyama Rickshaw Tour and Japanese Foot Spa Combo in Kyoto

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Combine exploration with relaxation in Kyoto thanks this excursion including a city rickshaw tour followed by a luxurious foot spa treatment. Choose between tours of varying durations, starting with a guided rickshaw ride sampling some of Kyoto’s elegant temples, quiet gardens, and serene shrines. Finish the experience with a blissful foot soak and massage treatment.
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Kyoto Arashiyama & Sagano Bamboo Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed GuideHalf-day Tours

Kyoto Arashiyama & Sagano Bamboo Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

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Accompanied by a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual guide, explore the area of Arashiyama and Sagano, where aristocrats once unwound in their villas more than 1,000 years ago. The highlights of this tour include the scenic countryside views from Togetsukyo bridge; Tenryu-ji temple with its beautiful traditional gardens; the enchanting world from within the Bamboo Grove; and Jojakko-ji Temple with its breathtaking green moss. During the tour you will also visit some secret spots unfamiliar to the usual tourists. Enjoy the walk and delicious food while learning about Japanese culture and history. Our guides are looking forward to arranging a tour that’s best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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Visit Arashiyama's bamboo grove in Kyoto Day Trips

Visit Arashiyama's bamboo grove in Kyoto

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Visit the enchanting district of Arashiyama, renowned for its thick bamboo groves, resident monkeys, and well-preserved sacred shrines. On this personalized excursion, you’ll join a local guide to explore the stunning region, which lies at the foothills of the Arashiyama Mountains. Tours include admission tickets to four local temples as well as Okochi Sanso Villa, a traditional Japanese home and garden inscribed as national cultural properties.
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  • 6 hours
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Kyoto Cultural Forest, Shrine and Temple Tour with OptionsDay Trips

Kyoto Cultural Forest, Shrine and Temple Tour with Options

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This guided tour helps you discover lots of Kyoto’s dispersed temples, shrines, and cultural attractions in one day. Save time researching and planning your trip, by having the itinerary organized for you. Travel in an air-conditioned coach for a hassle-free day. Highlights include Kiyomizu-Dera Temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Sagano Bamboo Forest, and Tenryuji Temple.
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  • 9 to 11 hours
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Kyoto Rickshaw TourLuxury Tours

Kyoto Rickshaw Tour

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Hop aboard a traditional rickshaw with a private guide for a journey through the atmospheric streets of beautiful Kyoto. Depending on the ride length you select, be peddled through the serene shrines of west Kyoto’s Arashiyama neighborhood, discovering its picturesque Bamboo Grove, or admiring the wooden structures and ancient alleys of the Higashiyama district.
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  • 30 minutes to 3 hours
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  • 30 minutes to 3 hours
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Kyoto Early Bird TourHalf-day Tours

Kyoto Early Bird Tour

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Kyoto is one of Japan’s most popular travel destinations and with over 50 million annual visitors, it can get busy. This tour makes an early start so you can avoid the crowds and cram much more into your day. Stroll around the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove before the tour groups arrive, visit Kinkaku-ji temple (Golden Pavilion) right as it opens, and walk through the torii gates of Fushimi Inari (Shrine) before the midday heat.
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  • 5 hours 15 minutes
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Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto and Nara from OsakaDay Trips

Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto and Nara from Osaka

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Take a deep dive into traditional Japanese culture and history during this full-day trip to Kyoto and Nara from the center of Kyoto or Osaka. Enjoy the atmosphere of Kyoto’s Arashiyama district and admire the beautiful grounds of the Kinkaku-ji temple. Then head to Nara and see the wild deer of Nara Park. Multiple pickup points and lunch upgrade options are available.
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Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto, Nara and Kobe from OsakaDay Trips

Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto, Nara and Kobe from Osaka

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Spend a day exploring historic neighborhoods, visiting temples, and shopping on a full-day tour from Osaka to Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe. Explore the Arashiyama district, tour the Kinkaku-ji Temple and Nara Park, and take in the stores at Kobe MOSAIC. This tour includes Kinkaku-ji entrance fee, as well as pickup from Kyoto Station, Umeda, Nippombashi or Namba. Opt for a buffet or shabu shabu lunch and/or a Kobe steak or an all-you-can-eat shabu shabu dinner.
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Arashiyama Walking Tour with Yakatabune Lunch Cruise,Bamboo Grove,Tenryuji Nature & Wildlife

Arashiyama Walking Tour with Yakatabune Lunch Cruise,Bamboo Grove,Tenryuji

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Explore the enchanting Arashiyama district of Kyoto by foot and boat on this half-day tour. Like much of Kyoto, Arashiyama is temple central, and the best way to learn about its sights is from a guide. Do just that and explore the gardens of UNESCO-listed Tenryū-ji Temple; visit the tree walk at Sagano Bamboo Grove; admire the temples of Jojakko-ji; and learn about Togetsukyo Bridge, which straddles the Oi River. Finish with a lunch cruise with views of Mt Arashiyama. The tour includes round-trip train transport from our Kyoto meeting point.
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Explore Arashiyama Bamboo Forest area with Kyoto Professional PhotographerLuxury Tours

Explore Arashiyama Bamboo Forest area with Kyoto Professional Photographer

Arashiyama is considered as the second-most important spot for sight-seeing and great backdrops for a photoshoot. Filled with shrines and bamboo trees, the Arashiyama area is especially famous for its Bamboo Grove where you can easily walk upriver to the Kameyama-koen Park and even to the Tenryu-ji Temple.
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Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Bus TourDay Trips

Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Bus Tour

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Sightsee through Kansai’s most scenic areas, seeing iconic landmarks in Nara and Kyoto in one day, without the hassle of changing trains or getting lost. With pickup times in either Osaka or Kyoto, board a convenient tour bus to visit the 1000 vermilion gates of Fushimi-Inari Shrine, scenic Nara Park, beautiful Arashiyama, and more.
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  • 9 hours
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Private Kyoto Arashiyama Custom Half-Day Tour by Chartered VehicleHalf-day Tours

Private Kyoto Arashiyama Custom Half-Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle

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Experience a more natural, idyllic, side of Japan during this 4-hour private excursion to the Arashiyama area in western Kyoto. Climb aboard your chartered limo, van or bus for an exploration of Arashiyama attractions like the historic Tenryu Temple, picturesque Togetsukyo Bridge and the tranquil Sagano Bamboo Groves. Best of all this trip is easily customized, allowing you to pick the attractions and itinerary that best meet your interests. A driver, round-trip transport from central Kyoto and private vehicle are included.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

Sagano Romantic Train & Arashiyama, Kiyomizudera, Fushimi Inari Taisha Day TourDay Trips

Sagano Romantic Train & Arashiyama, Kiyomizudera, Fushimi Inari Taisha Day Tour

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Osaka is a convenient base from which to explore the rest of Japan. Explore two UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kyoto with ease on a hassle-free day trip from Osaka, the ideal choice for first-time visitors with limited time. You’ll experience a romantic train ride to Sagano, home to Arashiyama Park, and tick off the vivid Fushimi Inari Shrine without the hassle of traveling between landmarks alone.
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  • 9 hours
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Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto from OsakaDay Trips

Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto from Osaka

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Enrich yourself with the fascinating history of Kyoto’s numerous UNESCO-listed temples and shrines during this day trip from Osaka. Explore the seemingly endless ‘torii’ gates at Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine, visit Kiyomizu-dera temple, and explore Kinkaku-ji temple. Customize your trip by adding on a deluxe or standard Japanese style lunch, and select from four pickup points.
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  • 8 hours
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12-Hour Sightseeing Trip from Osaka to Kyoto, Nara, and KobeDay Trips

12-Hour Sightseeing Trip from Osaka to Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe

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A guided sightseeing trip to Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe makes it easy to see the highlights of each location, like the Kyoto Arashiyama, Nara Park, and Kobe Mosaic. Board a comfortable bus for this day trip from Osaka to make the most of a day away from the city. Opt for an upgrade to a buffet or set lunch and shabu-shabu dinner.
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  • 12 hours
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Private 3-hour Kyoto Arashiyama Rickshaw TourHalf-day Tours

Private 3-hour Kyoto Arashiyama Rickshaw Tour

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Maximise your time in Kyoto on a private half-day tour, ideal for first-time visitors with limited time in Japan. Departing the city center, you’ll explore the rural Arashiyama district by rickshaw and choose between two personalized tour options. Visit highlights of Arashiyama Park, including Togetsukyo Bridge, Jojakkoji Temple, and Tenryu-ji Temple, and learn about the region’s rich history. Choose from several departure times throughout the day.
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  • 3 hours
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Private 1 Day Kyoto Tour Including Arashiyama Bamboo Grove and Golden PavillionFull-day Tours

Private 1 Day Kyoto Tour Including Arashiyama Bamboo Grove and Golden Pavillion

This tour is to explore a castle, temples, Japanese gardens, and near natural landscape in Kyoto. You can learn more about the fresh information of each spot from your guide; ・Nijyo-jo Castle (World Heritage): only castle still left in Kyoto, where you can see gorgeous paintings on the wall & doors. This place also marks the event that the last Shogun returned the governing power to the Emperor, which is called Meiji Restoration. ・Kinkaku-ji Temple (World Heritage): It is known as the Golden Pavilion. Besides the pavilion, you can see the Japanese garden, Mirror pond, tea house, and worship hall. ・Arashiyama district: one of the most pleasant, scenic district in the north-western Kyoto with Tenryu-ji Temple, renowned as an original Japanese-style garden (World Heritage), and Togetsu-kyo (moon crossing bridge) Bridge over the picturesque Katsura river, including Bamboo Groves. Monkey park is popular in recent years.
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  • 8 hours
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Kyoto: Descending Arashiyama (Small Group)Full-day Tours

Kyoto: Descending Arashiyama (Small Group)

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Get away from the crowds and spend a wonderful day in Arashiyama which will undoubtedly stand out in your mind as you think back to your time here in Kyoto. With a small group of 7 members or less you are ensured an authentic and intimate experience. We begin with a morning stroll through the lush garden of one of Japan’s first Zen temples dating back over 1,000 years. We then head into the foothills and as we peacefully stroll back to town we visit twelve hundred stone Buddhas on a hillside, an Edo period cafe, an ancient burial ground, a temple founded by two former geisha, a working pottery studio, the villa of a silent film actor, a majestic bamboo grove, and the "shrine of love'. All this as we browse shops filled with handmade goods and enjoy a delicious traditional lunch. Important Note: Each guest is required to bring an additional 5,500 yen (cash) for admission tickets and lunch.
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  • 7 hours
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Half Day KYOTO Custom Tour with Private Car and Driver Half-day Tours

Half Day KYOTO Custom Tour with Private Car and Driver

Private VIP Tour in KYOTO allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private car and driver who can speak English for approximately 5 hours. Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information. <<< You customize your own Half Day Trip in KYOTO>>> STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests. STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary. STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary. ***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling on the van. Please feel free to reach our team and driver for recommendation at any time. ***1 FREE pocket wi-fi to be used on board. ***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
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KYOTO by Land Rover Discovery Sport 2018 Customize Your ItineraryBus Tours

KYOTO by Land Rover Discovery Sport 2018 Customize Your Itinerary

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Private VIP Tour in KYOTO allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private Land Rover Discovery 2018 and English speaking driver for approximately 8 hours. Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information. STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests. STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary. STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary. ***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling on the car. Please feel free to reach our team and driver for recommendation at any time. ***Extra 1 ~ 2 hours will be given for free only in case of heavy traffic jam and unexpected delay(s). ***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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Private Highlights of Kyoto TourFull-day Tours

Private Highlights of Kyoto Tour

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Immerse yourself in the cultural and architectural splendor of Kyoto on this private tour, ideal for first-time visitors. Choose from two different routes, both of which cover major Kyoto attractions including Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu Temple, and explore the city with a personal guide. On the northwest-bound route, you’ll visit the Golden Pavilion, Nishiki Food Market, and the bamboo groves of Arashiyama Park. Alternatively, the southeast course covers the Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kiyomizu Temple, and the Gion area. Receive undivided attention from your guide on this private tour. 
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Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto and Nara from Osaka (with Halal Lunch)Day Trips

Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto and Nara from Osaka (with Halal Lunch)

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Enjoy a day learning about Japan’s culture and historic sites on this day trip to Kyoto and Nara. You won’t have to worry about understanding Japan’s public transport system, as a bus will take you between dispersed sites. Tour stops included Arashiyama district, Sagano Bamboo Forest, Kinkaku-ji temple and Nara Park. You’ll be accompanied by a guide, and will be treated to a delicious halal lunch too.
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What are Arashiyama Park hours of operation?
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Arashiyama Park hours of operation: Open daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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