Kyoto Arashiyama & Sagano Walking Food Tour

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  • Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    09:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Saga-Arashiyama Station, 11-1 Sagatenryūji Kurumamichichō, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-8373, Japan
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This Day Experience takes you to an intriguing, fun and informative adventure with tasting unique street foods around Kyoto Arashiyama area known for Bamboo Forests & seasonal beauty of nature.
You'll explore both the iconic spots and quaint off-the-beaten-path with a local friendly guide who will give you tips about local culture, history, and folklore as you can enjoy Kyoto much more with them. Let's enjoy one step deeper and get into the local.

Not only bamboo forest, there are a lot to see & enjoy around Arashiyama where aristocracies had villa with enjoying the seasonal beauty of nature more than 1,000 years ago.
Let's explore Arashiyama with local friendly guide and imagine how ancient people loved this area.

After walking a lot, let's try many different types of foods, for example, croquette, Negiyaki like a local Kyoto style pizza, and so on! Your guide will give you tasty street foods.

Highlights

  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Lunch included
  • Led by a local guide

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Nonomiya shrine

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, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki

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, Ukyo, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki

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.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Arashiyama bamboo grove

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: 20 minutes

Stop At: Tenryuji Temple, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki

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, Ukyo, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki

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, Ukyo, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki

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: Hrinji Temple

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, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki

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

Pass By: Japan Wonder Travel Kyoto office

The whole town is your restaurant!! Eating at one of the restaurants on the Michelin guide is nice. But dont you want to try something else? Just imagine if the entire town was a one big restaurant. What we provide is an awesome time to visit the places in town, enjoy different types of food, and come in touch with the culture, history, and the local people.

Inclusions

Professional and friendly local guide

(Lunch) Croquette, Negiyaki, Sweet Potato, Sweets

Entrance fee for Tenryu-ji Temple & Jojakko-ji Temple

Entry/Admission - Okochi Sanso Garden

Entry/Admission - Tenryuji Temple

Exclusions

Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Extra food and drink

Other personal expenses

Transportation fee to meeting point

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A moderate amount of walking (App. 3.5 km) and stairs are included

A maximum of 8 people per booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Regular temperature checks for travelers.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 20-Nov-2022

    Yasuna was an excellent guide! Amazing tour of beautiful areas in Arashiyama with fun and interesting food to try!

  • 27-Jun-2021

    Excellent walking tour around the Saga-Arashiyama area. Lots of nature and great food. Guide was very kind and knowledgeable, he even gave us tips on what to do in Kyoto after the tour. Definitely recommend!

  • 27-Jun-2021

    Very good walking tour around the Saga-Arashiyama area. Very beautiful area with lots of nature, history, and great food. Our guide was very knowledgeable and kind, he gave us nice tips and recommendations regarding what to see in Kyoto and such. Definitely recommend!

  • 23-Jan-2020

    We had an incredible time with Yuri! Amazing food selection and a very well thought out route of paths less travelled by tourists! We went to places we never would have imagined! And Yuri was a very good guide that spoke very good english and was happy to switch between Japanese and English for us! And was a very good photographer for us to remember the day! Would recommend for anyone in Kyoto! THANKYOU YURI! ❤🎉

  • 09-Jan-2020

    Well planned out and interesting. My kids 15 and 11 years were kept engaged. Guide was flexible and accommodated our requests.

  • 13-Dec-2019

    The itinerary was good and the guide was very friendly and accommodating member needs. The reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is because all of us felt a bit awkward with our guide not participating in food tasting. Since this is a rather intimate tour in a small group setting, the guide should also participate in food tasting to make the tasting setting and tour environment natural and pleasant.

  • 04-Dec-2019

    My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour with our local guide, Naomi. She was wonderful and took very good care of us. We had picked this tour in particular because there are tons of temples and shrines in Kyoto and we wanted a good historical and cultural guide so that we didn't just walk around blindly. Naomi was extremely knowledgeable and took us to all the best spots for photos and gave us a good understanding of the area and its historical/cultural significance. We were in Kyoto during peak leaf-peeping week and it was pretty crowded at some of the stops, but Naomi is an expert navigator. Naomi was very kind and even shared some lovely photos of her family with us, and we got to see pictures of her beautiful heirloom kimonos. We followed up on some of her recommendations for after the tour--where to eat and a walk through Hogon-in Temple, and they were wonderful places! I had totally forgotten that this was a food tour, and that aspect didn't disappoint, either. We had some delicious snacks (and big portions)! I highly recommend this tour and if you get Naomi, consider yourself very lucky!!

  • 03-Dec-2019

    Great tour, love walking around learning about the culture and getting to try food! Would highly recommend!

  • 27-Nov-2019

    My family joined this tour during the peak of autumn session, and the scenery is amazing! Mika our guide took us on a wonderful food tour, trekking through bamboo groves, Jojakko-ji and Tenryuji. We enjoyed her insights on the Japanese culture, and her hospitality to go the extra mile for my kids to try different food options. This is our 3rd visit to Kyoto/Arashiyama, but we truly get to know more about this place throigh this tour.

  • 18-Nov-2019

    Met by the guide at the train station. Guide was very friendly and fun.She also shared her family life so the tour was very personable. The bamboo forest was beautiful and we found some very quiet and peaceful places to rest. The food samples were delicious! This tour gave us wonderful memories of our trip to Japan.

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