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

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    What to Expect
    Get a taste for the serene environs of rural Japan as you enjoy a laid-back morning walking tour of the temples and forests of the Arashiyama and Sagano areas on the outskirts of Kyoto. Explore beautiful bamboo forests and historic temples set among the sublime natural environment.

    Start your walking tour of Arashiyama and Sagano with a morning pickup from New Miyako Hotel. Following your pickup, proceed by coach to the tour starting point in Sagano, just northwest of central Kyoto, where you’ll meet your guide and start your walk.

    Begin your walking exploration with a 2-mile (3-km) stroll through the lush bamboo grove in Sagano, admiring the fantastic views of nearby mountain peaks and the striking valleys of the Arashiyama area. Proceed next to Tenryu-Ji Temple, which dates to 1339 when it was established by Takauji of the Ashikaga Shogunate as one of the principal temples of the Rinzai Zen School. Make sure to check out the temple’s beautiful landscaped garden, which survives in its original design.

    Head next to the Jojakko-Ji Temple, nestled in the wooded hills on a nearby mountainside. The temple is famous for its role in the Tale of the Heike, a work of Japanese literature that tells the story of Empress Dowager Kenrei-mon-in, who supposedly lived at the site. Originally constructed as a nunnery, this picturesque religious structure has a fascinating history dating to the 6th century. Keep your eyes peeled for the temple’s Jizo statue and hidden pagoda secluded among the area maple trees.

    Finish your walking excursion by crossing the famous Togetsukyo Bridge (Crossing Moon Bridge), admiring the incredible views of the Hozu River below and forest-covered hills beyond. The current bridge is a reproduction of the original, reconstructed in 1934. Your walking trip ends with a return to Kyoto station.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo, 17 Nishikujō Inmachi, Minami-ku, Kyoto, 601-8412, Japan
    Departure Time
    8:40 AM
    Return Details
    Kyoto Station, Higashishiokoji Kamadonocho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8216, Japan
    • English-speaking guide
    • Entry/Admission - Jojakkoji Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Tenryuji Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Togetsukyo Bridge
    • Food and Beverages
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • If the minimum number of participants (2) is not met by 4 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date may be cancelled.
    • This tour uses public transportation with non-reserved seats. Please note that seating is not guaranteed.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • As this is a walking tour, please wear shoes and clothing that are suitable for walking. The total walking distance for this tour is approximately 3 km.
    • The order of activities and arrival times may differ depending on road conditions and congestion at destinations.
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    My wife and I were so excited for this as sightseeing in this area is the highlight of Kyoto. We arrived at the departure point @8:35 am and departure was @8:40 am. The was no one there and we waited for 1 hour but no one showed up to take us. I tried calling the operator and
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    We decided to do the walking tour because we have not been to this area of Kyoto before and thought it would be a good introduction to the area and to honest I am on the fence if it was worth the money. If I am being honest I do not feel like I learnt anything and I felt that I
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    We had a lovely time in Kyoto and one of the highlights was this food tour (a second recommended tour is the: Nishiki Market and Gion District Cultural Walking Food Tour). Our guide Naomi made the experience special with her insights about Kyoto, the places we visited on the
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    As I planned, I tried to do as more trips as I could. So, very early in the morning, after breakfast: 6.30! took the JR to Arashiyama station. 20 min! Looking as a child at the beautiful scenary with all that sakura here and there. A short walk to the Tenryu-ji temple. f you
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    Yumiko was our tour guide and she was extraordinary, humble and patient and understood and spoke English very well. We thoroughly enjoyed all the local delicacies and all the other pit stops that Yumiko took us too. She made our tour so worth while and ensured we saw all the
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 4h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Languages Offered: English
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