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Kyoto Arashiyama & Sagano Walking Food Tour

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    Stop At: Nonomiya Shrine, 1 Saganomiyanomotocho, Ukyō-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 616-8393, Japan

    From 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 minutes

    Stop At: Jojakkoji Temple, 3 Saga Ogurayamaoguracho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8397 Kyoto Prefecture

    In 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 minutes

    Stop At: Mikami Shrine, 10-2 Ogurayamataguchiyama-Cho, Ukyo, Kyoto 616-8394 Kyoto Prefecture

    Between 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.
    After that, have 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: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Tenryuji Temple, 68 Saga Tenryuji Susukinobabacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8385 Kyoto Prefecture

    After 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 minutes

    Stop At: Arashiyama Kimono Forest, Sagatenryuji Tsukurimichicho, Ukyo, Kyoto 616-8384 Kyoto Prefecture

    After 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 minutes

    Stop At: Togetsukyo Bridge, Sagatenryuji Susukinobabacho, Ukyo, Kyoto 616-8385 Kyoto Prefecture

    Since 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 minutes

    Stop At: Hōrinji Temple, Arashiyama Kokuzoyamacho, Nishikyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-0006, Japan

    If 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 minutes

    Pass By: Monkey Park Iwatayama, 8 Genrokuyamacho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 616-0022 Kyoto Prefecture

    After the tour, if you want to visit Arashiyama Monkey park, we can take you to the entrance of Monkey park.

    Stop At: Arashiyama, Togetsukyo, Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8383 Kyoto Prefecture

    We walk and eat around this area

    Duration: 3 hours
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Yasuna was a wonderful tour guide- and the tour involved a lot of extra bits that I wasn’t expecting. We got to visit some gorgeous temples, and despite the really hot sun- we had a wonderful time. The food we got to try was all...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank timdalco
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Truly a wonderful experience. My wife and I arrived at the train station a little bit early, but our guide was already waiting for us. After brief introductions, we set off for adventure. We felt spoiled, as we were the only ones in the group...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank TravelinDuke
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Overall the tour was pleasant. Tour guide was very caring and has a good command of English. Only issue encountered was the meeting place given by the company was different, hence caused unnecessary waiting time. Change of venue should be informed promptly.

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Lissachye
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Tour guide was friendly and very informative. The food was great. It was an amazing experience and loved walking through the bamboo forest

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Sarah C
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    I simply enjoyed the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest. Since I was the lone tourist being showed around by Sirako, it became an exclusive tour and I liked the independence of having a guide show me around Kyoto. Thank you, Sirako, for your company and expertise. I...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank GhenTravelbug
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