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Kyoto Autumn Leaves Tour

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    Stop At: Nagaoka Tenmangu, 2-15-13 Tenjin, Nagaokakyo 617-0824 Kyoto Prefecture

    On the western edge of Kyoto, Nagaoka Tenmangu Shrine is one of the best kept secrets of Kyoto. With visitors yet to discover this beautiful shrine, have a leisurely stroll around the "Garden of Fall Foliage".

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Komyo-ji Temple, 584 Uraderamachidori Takoyakushi Agaru Uraderacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8041 Kyoto Prefecture

    Known for its beautiful red colored maple trees that surround the approach leading to the Main Hall and Amida Hall.

    Duration: 50 minutes

    Stop At: Tofuku-ji Temple, 15-778 Hommachi, Higashiyama, Kyoto 605-0981 Kyoto Prefecture

    One of the more famous autumn leaves viewing spots. The Tsutenkyo Bridge is the most popular part of the temple which boasts wonderful views of the maple trees on either side of the valley.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Nanzen-ji Temple, 86 Nanzenji Fukuchicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8435 Kyoto Prefecture

    Nanzenji Temple is a spacious temple complex known for the odd sight of an aqueduct passing through its grounds.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Philosopher's Path (Tetsugaku no michi), Shishigatani Honenin Nishimachi, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, 606-8427, Japan

    A pretty stone path along a canal lined with trees in all their autumn glory. The leaves reflect off the water's surface and those that have fallen on the path create a colorful 'carpet'. Since Nanzenji Temple and The Philosopher's Path are connected, you will spend a combined time of an hour at both spots.

    Duration: 30 minutes

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

    One of the most popular districts of Kyoto. In mid to late November, the surrounding mountains and trees around the area burst into reds, yellows and golds so beautiful that Arashiyama is known nationwide as a prime viewing spot. Enjoy the leaves from two different angles: via the streets as you explore on foot for half an hour and then via the river on a boat cruise for another 30 minutes.

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1: Namba Ocat Building, 1 Chome-4 Minatomachi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0017, Japan
    2: Nishiumeda Bus Zantei Parking Lot, 3-chōme-2-2-14 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0001, Japan
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Transportation by coach
    • Bento lunchbox
    • English-speaking tour conductor/staff
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Lunch
    • Entry/Admission - Nagaoka Tenmangu
    • Entry/Admission - Komyo-ji Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Tofuku-ji Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Nanzen-ji Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Arashiyama
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Infants (0-2 years old) are free of charge with no tour inclusions.
    • Child (3-5 years old) price includes a bus seat but no lunchbox or seat on the Arashiyama boat cruise.
    • Delays, shortenings of the tour or omissions made to the itinerary due to traffic, weather or other circumstances that are beyond the control of the tour operator are not subject to a refund
    • If the tour operator has to cancel the tour because of a typhoon, heavy snow or other circumstances beyond their control, this will be decided by 3pm the day before tour departure; you will be informed by e-mail and suggested a new departure date or receive a full refund
    • Due to traffic conditions, the order of the itinerary may change
    • This tour is a mix of foreign and Japanese tourists.
    • The best time to view autumn leaves varies depending on the weather and temperature of the season. Once the tour is confirmed to operate, it will go ahead regardless of the autumn leaves conditions. The itinerary is subject to partial changes.
    • During the autumn leaves viewing season, roads and sightseeing spots become heavily congested and arrival to each place will be delayed. In some cases you may have a shorter visiting time.
    • Please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes as there will be quite a lot of walking involved. Warm clothing is also recommended as mornings and evenings are particularly chilly.
    • A bento lunchbox is included, but please bring your own drinks.
    • Arrival at Nagaoka Tenmangu Shrine is at 08:30, before the shrine's office opens. You may therefore not be able to receive a Goshuin stamp (temple seal that proves you visited.)
    • Should the Arashiyama boat cruise get cancelled, the group fare will be refunded (JPY850/adult and JPY400/child) and the time spent exploring Arashiyama on fot will be extended.
    • This tour will pick up travellers from various meeting points. There may be a chance that the bus is running late but please wait at your meeting point as the bus will eventually come.
    • The tour end point might be slightly different from the starting point. Please ask the tour conductor on the day.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 42 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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    • Duration: 11h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Languages Offered: English
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