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Arashiyama Bamboo Grove to Takao One-day Hiking

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On this tour we will first visit Arashiyama area, one of the Kyoto's most famous tourist destinations, and Takao area which is famous for Jingo-ji temple and the World Heritage temple Kosan-ji. After walking through the Arashiyama Tenryuji Temple and its Bamboo Grove, We will walk on a trekking route along the beautiful mountain stream called "Kin-un-kei" gorge. After walking on the mountain path, the final highlight, World Heritage Kosan-ji Temple awaits you.

Kyoto Tour Guide - Koichi W.
Koichi W.
4.94 / 5
(51 reviews)
12:00 AM

Meeting Point

JR Kyoto Station or at your hotel

09:00 AM

Your hotel

Pick you up at your hotel

09:40 AM

Arasiyama area

We walk around Tenryu-ji Zen garden, one of the world heritage sites. The moment you get out of the temple, you probably happen to realize that you are in the midst of Arasiyama Bamboo Grove.

-Togetsu-kyo Bridge

-Tenryu-ji Temple (Sogenchi Garden)

-Bamboo Grove

11:30 AM

Kiyotaki Bus Stop

We will start the trekking from this bus stop to Tobga-no-o Kosan-ji Temple.

-Kin-rei-kyo Bridge

-Dojiribashi Bridge

-Koizumibashi Bridge

(We Have "Bento" boxed lunch beside the river, If you like coffee or tea, I would like to prepare it for you.)

-Kiyotakibashi Bridge

02:30 PM

Takao area

We will visit the World HeritageSite of Kosan-ji Temple. If yiou have time, let's visit Jingoji Temple too, famous for beautiful maple trees.

-Kosan-ji Temple

-(Jingo-ji Temple)

04:10 PM

Togano-o Bus stop

05:00 PM

At your hotel or downtown in Kyoto

Ending Point

At your hotel or downtown in Kyoto

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Personal Expenses,Souvenirs,Public Transportation Tickets, Food, Drinks, Snacks

Tour Important Information

-It is recommended that you have IC transportation card such as Icoca, Suica Pasmo and others.

-In case of rain, we will travel from Arashiyama to Takao and Kosan-ji by using public transportation.

-Please prepare a light meal and drink for lunch

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I usually use public transportation systems such as trains, buses, taxi, and so on.

I like outdoor activities. If you would like to do hiking, cycling etc., please feel free to ask me in advance.

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Kyoto Tour Reviews

Hike in a magical forest

We had an incredible experience hiking with Koichi in the mountains. The hike is interspersed by visiting shrines, ringing ancient bell and catching sight of beautiful sights. Koichi is a knowledgeable and attentive guide. He took his time to show us places not included in our itinerary. He noticed that our children got hungry toward the end of the trip and bought them snacks and drinks. He went above and beyond to make our tour pleasant and informative. We hope to see him again on our next trip to Japan. Thank you, Koichi for a wonderful day!

Svetlana L.

Thank you so much for such a great review and comment. I am very happy to have met such a wonderful family like yours. It was a short but pleasant time. I look forward to seeing you again in Kyoto and in my home town, Shiga too. Let's have a drink (fresh sake and beer?) together next time. Koichi

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Oz C.

5 / 5
May 30, 2024

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Highlight of our Tokyo tour

Spent a wonderful couple of days with Koichi. He was beyond wonderful. Attentive to every detail engaging, informative and kind. Opened our eyes to Japanese culture and food. Could not think of a better experience. Highly highly recommended.

Oz C.

Hi! Oz san, Thank you for giving me such a wonderful comment. I appreciate the oppotunity to be with you and your wonderful family. Please come back to Japan and Kyoto again at your leisure. Next time, I would be happy if you could come to my home town Shiga, where Lake Biwa is located. I hope to see you again in the near future. Koichi

Day in Osaka

Koichi is very charismatic and enthusiastic Guide. He changed our itinerary to accommodate our wishes. We had a wonderful day together.

Svetlana I.

Hi! Lana san, Thank you for using my guiding srvice this time and giving me such a nice review. Arigato very much!! I hope to see you and your lovely friends in th near future. Please enjoy the rest of your journey!! Koichi

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