Kyoto: 4-Hour Arashiyama Walking Tour

Activity provider: MagicalTrip

Kyoto: 4-Hour Arashiyama Walking Tour

Activity provider: MagicalTrip

From US$ 60.79 per person

Travel beyond the famous bamboo forest and explore the Arashiyama district with a local guide.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Japanese
Small group
Limited to 7 participants


  • Explore a lesser-known side of Arashiyama with a local guide
  • Visit Tenryu-Ji temple and its majestic garden
  • Enjoy an authentic, exclusive Kyoto-style lunch with a special view of the Togetsukyo bridge
Full description
Start the tour from the JR Saga-Arashiyama station North Exit. Skip the regular and crowded route which leads directly to the bamboo forest, and make your way to the lesser-known Saga-Toriimoto area.  Visit the local gift shops and beautiful local temples and shrines. Learn about the local stories and legends of the area from your guide. Enjoy the beauty of the bamboo forest and learn about its significance for the locals.  Next, visit Tenryu-Ji temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous its beautiful Sogenchi pond and garden which was once owned by local aristocrats. Walk towards Arashiyama's iconic Togetsukyo bridge. Then, enjoy a traditional lunch with typical Kyoto cuisine. Enjoy the views over the Togetsukyo bridge from the restaurant while you are eating.
  • Entrance fees for all temples visited
  • Authentic Kyoto-style lunch
  • 4-hour tour with a local guide
  • Tour photos
  • Additional food and drinks (can be purchased separately)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Please come to the North Exit of JR Saga-Arashiyama. A guide will be holding a orange signboard saying "Magical Trip Tour"

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour is suitable for all ages
  • As you will enter Buddhist and Shintoist facilities, please make sure to wear respectful clothing
  • The restaurant offers vegetarian, vegan, halal, and gluten-free options

Product ID: 341101