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Kyoto Arashiyama & Sagano Bamboo Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide provided by Japan Guide Agency

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

Kyoto Arashiyama & Sagano Bamboo Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide
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About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Japanese, English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Japanese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 92136P85
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Licensed Local Guide
Exclusions
  • Other personal expenses
  • Lunch - Lunch (for yourself and your guide)
  • Entrance fee (for yourself)
  • Transportation fee (for yourself and your guide)
  • Entry/Admission - Arashiyama
  • Entry/Admission - Kyoto
  • Entry/Admission - Shugakuin Imperial Villa
  • Entry/Admission - Katsura Imperial Villa
  • Entry/Admission - Kurama-dera
  • Entry/Admission - Yoshimine-dera
  • Entry/Admission - Daikaku-ji Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Daikakuji Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Okochi Sanso Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Monkey Park Iwatayama
  • Entry/Admission - Tenryuji Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Katsura Imperial Villa
  • Entry/Admission - Jojakkoji Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Nisonin
  • Entry/Admission - Gioji Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Adashino Nenbutsu-ji Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Kibune River
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • This special tour will be conducted with a public transportation and cruising taxi as stated in the tour information, NOT including private vehicle. Your guide will be at the meeting point on foot. If you need a private vehicle, please feel free to ask us and we will estimate an additional cost for you.
  • Ports:
  • Osaka Port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Licensed Local Guide
Exclusions
  • Other personal expenses
  • Lunch - Lunch (for yourself and your guide)
  • Entrance fee (for yourself)
  • Transportation fee (for yourself and your guide)
  • Entry/Admission - Arashiyama
  • Entry/Admission - Kyoto
  • Entry/Admission - Shugakuin Imperial Villa
  • Entry/Admission - Katsura Imperial Villa
  • Entry/Admission - Kurama-dera
  • Entry/Admission - Yoshimine-dera
  • Entry/Admission - Daikaku-ji Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Daikakuji Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Okochi Sanso Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Monkey Park Iwatayama
  • Entry/Admission - Tenryuji Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Katsura Imperial Villa
  • Entry/Admission - Jojakkoji Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Nisonin
  • Entry/Admission - Gioji Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Adashino Nenbutsu-ji Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Kibune River
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • This special tour will be conducted with a public transportation and cruising taxi as stated in the tour information, NOT including private vehicle. Your guide will be at the meeting point on foot. If you need a private vehicle, please feel free to ask us and we will estimate an additional cost for you.
  • Ports:
  • Osaka Port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Arashiyama
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Togetsukyo Bridge
    See details
  • 3
    Bamboo Forest Street
    See details
  • 4
    Kokedera Suzumusidera
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 5
    Shugakuin Imperial Villa
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 6
    Katsura Imperial Villa
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 7
    Kurama-dera
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 8
    Yoshimine-dera
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 9
    Daikaku-ji Temple
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 10
    Daikakuji Temple
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
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My_K
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Learn japanese culture and have fun in Arashiyama
Sep 2020 • Solo
My trip to Kyoto was very spontaneous. I didn’t have much time to plan, so I decided to book a tour guide who made a special plan for Arashiyama. My guide was Taku. He was very knowledgeable about Kyoto (Also Japans history and culture in general). We went to the bamboo forest, visited a famous temple and garden, saw an amazing bridge and lastly fed monkeys. It was very fun talking to Taku, he shared many personal stories, so it felt like I was going on a trip with a friend. Also he was very knowledgeable about the Geisha culture, which was very impressive. Thank you Taku for the wonderful day!
Written 26 September 2020
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Excursion59019521579
I'm really grateful that I had an opportunately to guide such a wonderful guest like you. You were super friendly and cooperative throughout those two days in Nara and Arashiyama. It is your personality and positive attitude that made our tour enjoyable and fruitful. Thank you again and hope you`ll have great experiences and results at your work place! Taku
Written 28 September 2020
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Annikamarie09
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Interesting, entertaining and tailored tour
Mar 2020
Our group of 5 loved this tour and would highly recommend. From the moment we met our guide Taku to the completion of our tour every detail was customised for us (flexible and tailored to our interests). Our guide was entertaining and able to really read our group - giving us just the perfect amount of info and freedom to explore. His english was great and he even gave some brilliant restaurant recommendations at the completion. He did specifically well given that there were altered opening arrangements due to COVID19.
Written 22 April 2020
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Excursion59019521579
We appreciate for choosing our experience and taking your time to leave us such a kind review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with our guide. We are constantly striving to further improve our service and hope to see you again soon. Sincerely yours, Japan Guide Agency
Written 2 June 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

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1/2 Day tour
Ms. Noriko was kind, polite and knowledgeable. She arrived early for our tour and made great suggestions on what wo
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lenahY1489UZ
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Fun Day
It was a very nice tour and fun day. Noriko was very informative and fun to be around. She is super kind and caring
JBuitron20
JBuitron20
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Wonderful experience!
My wife and I toured the Imperial Palace garden today with Kenji. He was very knowledgeable and answered all of our
tinaf284
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Newbies exploring Tokyo
Our guide Nobu was knowledgeable and had a good sense of humor. For our first visit to Tokyo it was so nice to hav
O7652PDmichelleo
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Excellent Experience
I booked a tour during the state of emergency and was concerned that places would not be open. Our guide Nobu assu
Cwshaman
Cwshaman
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Best balanced tour for a family with different interests
The flexibility to chose locations that suited our wants and abilities was great. Hiro San was very quick to put to
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Tour of Nezu Shrine
Had a pleasant tour of older Tokyo near Nezu Shrine. Our guide (Hiroyuki-san) spoke good English and shared much o
dkerr373
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Amazing experience...so well worth going! I went in November 2016
I did a 14 day cruise to Nagasaki through Princess cruises and saw the most spectacular places we visited all the w
lulupor
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Wonderful Nara
My guide Taku was very informative on the history, religion and culture of Japan, whatever you ask him, you will ge
JandK2019
JandK2019
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Delightful tour of Hiroshima & Miyajima
My husband and I had a wonderful day with our guide Keiko Tanaka! Despite the closures of Peace Memorial museum, Hi
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My stay in Nagasaki, ( half tour at the city)
The guide staff were kind and experienced I let them decide where to go and visit, I didn’t feel worried, taking a
justreanne
justreanne
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amazing!! so much knowledge!
Very sweet man with a ton of great information about the area! took a lot of pictures and showed us so many cool sp
599simonm
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Informative and interesting
Had a great tour as organized by Seiko san of war related cultural sites of Okinawa - explanation was clear and inf
Apryl P
Apryl P
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A+ Aomori Experience
I recently had a free weekend so decided to visit Aomori City. I have been before, but only for a day at a time and
kronnaphat
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Can feel the spirit of the guide
Point of recommendation Yokoyama Kenji San was very helpful. We could reply on him to bring us to the unseen place.
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