Arashiyama used to be a resort of aristocracies having a 1200 years history and birth place of Japanese anthology of one hundred poets.
This tour goes from JR Saga-Arashiyama station to Hankyu Arashiyama Station in 6 hours.
Between them, there are many sight seeing spots like World Heritage Tenryuu temple, Bamboo trail, modern Japanese garden
Okochi Mountain Villa.
JR Saga-Arashiyama station
Tenryuu temple (World Heritage)
Okochi Mountain Villa (Modern Japanese garden)
Hankyu Arashiyama Station
You can enjoy traditional(Tenryuu-temple) and modern(Okochi Mountain Villa) Japanese garden.
You can fell cool sensation in Bamboo trail where aristochracies of 1200 years ago might walk.
-Transportation fee between guide house and your hotel in Kyoto
-Hotel pick-up fee in Kyoto
-Public transportation fee in Kyoto
Tenryuu-ji temple 800yen
-Public transportation fee to Kyoto from outside of Kyoto (If your hotel is out of Kyoto city)
This tour starts at JR Saga-Arashiyama station, ends at Hankyu Arashiyama station.
You need admission fee in Tenryuu-temple and Okochi Mountain Villa.
If you want to go optional Hozu river boat ride, you need ticket fee about 10000yen for each and 4 hours additionally. Please ask me.
Yoshiharu is a good tour Guide. He was at our hotel on time and was willing to do anything to make our tour good. He still a little new right now and everything didn't go as planned. Most of the time it was our group fault because some people in our group wanted go to a place that Yoshiharu has never been before and never told him about it before hand but Yoshiharu did his best to find the places and get us there. The only thing I can think of that might improve the tour is in the subway. I think yoshiharu might figure out the total Subway ride fare before hand so we could just pay one time instead of every single time we went to the subway. Overall Yoshiharu is a Good Guide and will get you to see the sights you want to. I would use him again next Time I visit Japan.
Thank you for your evaluation. I was very surprised to get there and could not have expected there. And I am sorry for having troubles when we bought tickets to get subway. We should have buy 1 day pass for subway but the pass is more expensive than buying tickets one by one, so we did.(Next time we will but 1 day pass) Next time you come to Japan, I will be ready for more interesting tour according to your interests. Thank you.
Yoshi is a new tour guide. He is doing its best to make the tour interesting.
Very friendly and helpful
Dear Peter and Derek Thank you for your evaluation. It is undeserved for me as a beginner's guide. If you come to Japan again, I want to guide you in Kyoto or Nara which has more than one thousand years long history. Yours sincerely, Yoshiharu
Great tour of main sightseeings in Kyoto, great guide, recommended.