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One Day Tour with the Magnificent View in Saga Arashiyama

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Saga Arashiyama is located in the northwest of Kyoto city, which was an ancient capital of Japan.

It is famous for its scenic beauty.

There are many picturesque places such as bamboo groves, mountain ranges, bridges, rivers, historical temples and shrines , scenic trains, and a 'Kimono Forest'.

On this tour we will walk down the mountainside, visit some peaceful temples, see the beautiful bamboo groves and attractive gifts (pottery, cocoon dolls, handmade bamboo products) there.

Kyoto Tour Guide - Atsuko T.
Atsuko T.
4.96 / 5
(51 reviews)
09:30 AM

Meeting Point

9:30

- Hotel or other places

09:30 AM

At your hotel in Kyoto

You can choose any hotel or train station near your accommodation.

If you stay at a hotel in Osaka, we will start the tour earlier.

10:00 AM

Saga Arashiyama station

Walking in a local area

Reaching the bus stop

10:30 AM

Toriimoto area and Adashino Nenbutsu Temple

The Toriimoto area is located at the foot of Mt. Atago, which is the highest sacred mountain in Kyoto city.

Toriimoto literally means the foot of the gate called 'Torii'.

The area was designated as an Important Traditional Cultural Property.

We can find traditional houses, town houses, visit a beautiful temple and see lovely products made in this area when we descend from the first gate.

12:00 PM

Restaurant

There are some local restaurants. You can find your favorite food.


01:00 PM

The Pottery Store

The unique pottery store is located when we descend the mountain.

In the store, there is handmade pottery, from earthenware and ceramics.

The owner makes all of them onsite in the store so each item is unique.

We can enjoy seeing different kinds of pottery, bonsai, miniature potted trees, and a beautiful garden in the shop.

02:00 PM

Bamboo groves

Bamboo groves in Sagano and Arashiyama are very popular at home and abroad.

They have tremendous appeal at all times of the day.

You can enjoy the majestic view of bamboos in a quiet forest with cool air in the morning and the sunshine filtering through the branches of the trees during the daytime.

You can feel the serene beauty there.

02:30 PM

Nonomiya Shrine and bamboo groves

Nonomiya Shrine is located on the bamboo grove path in Sagano.

This shrine enshrines the god for matchmaking.

In ancient times, a princess visited this shrine to purify herself before going to the main shrine in Ise.

The shrine was carefully chosen as a serene and sacred place.

The shrine was also used in the Tale of Genji, which is a Japanese famous tale about romance, so it reminds us of the romantic and beautiful scene.

You can enjoy some attractions in the shrine as well.

After visiting the shrine, we will visit another bamboo grove.

Let's walk this romantic path together.

03:00 PM

Tenryuji Temple

Tenryuji Temple is a Zen Buddhist temple and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

It was built during the Warring State Period and experienced fire damage eight times.

Now we can sit down in the hall and enjoy the great view of the garden and Arashiyama.

This garden is designed beautifully so that the scenery of Arashiyama could be adopted in the garden.

We can relax in the hall and stroll around the garden.

04:00 PM

Togetsu bridge and the riverside

Togetsu bridge is the iconic symbol of Arashiyama.

We will walk along the riverside.

You can enjoy the harmony of mountains, rivers and bridges from the riverside.

You can also enjoy the alluring scenery with beautiful cherry blossom in spring, bright greenery in summer, the flaming colors of leaves in autumn, and a majestic blanket of snow in winter.

Let's enjoy walking in the peaceful riverside and its picturesque scenery .


04:30 PM

Kimono Forest

Arashiyama is famous for bamboo forests but this area is not a bamboo forest !

It is a 'Kimono Forest' !

Kimono fabrics are inside of the poles placed at the tram station. They look like a forest because they are closed together.

We can see 32 different kimono patterns which are made in Kyoto. As well as bamboo forests, we can enjoy the sunshine filtering through the poles during the daytime and the flash of brilliant golden colored poles at night.

Let's walk in the Kimono Forest together !

05:30 PM

Your hotel in Kyoto

At your hotel or other places that you will choose.

If you stay in Osaka, we will finish the tour later.

If the finishing time is too late for you, I will change this itinerary.

I will tailor the tour for you.


Ending Point

17:30

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

Guide fee, hotel pick-up

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What‘s not included

transportation fee for you and guide

admission fee for you and your guide ( Guides don't need admission fees for some temples.)

lunch costs for you and your guide

Tour Important Information

On this tour we'll enjoy tranquil walk, the beautiful nature, the picturesque scenery and historical places. If you want to visit other places, please feel free to let me know. I will arrange the tour according to your request.

Also, if you want to change the meeting time and finishing time, please feel free to ask me.

We'll be able to finish the tour at shopping district in Kyoto or Osaka if you want.

You will be able to enjoy the local food there.

This tour will show you the following;

・The tranquil places on the bamboo grove path

・The picturesque scenery

・ The history of Kyoto

・The correlation between Shinto and Buddhism for Japanese people.

・The traditional and beautiful gardens

・Special foods in Kyoto

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Kyoto Tour Reviews

Wonderful Day in Osaka and Nara!

Thanks to Atsuko we had a perfect day exploring Nara and Osaka with our two kids! She picked a great Sushi Restaurant for lunch and we learned so much about the Japanese history and Culture. 100% recommendations :)

Anke K.

Hello Ms. Anke, Thank you for your kind comment and review for me. It was great that we could visit both Nara and Osaka Castle today. I was worried if we could do this tour or not when I saw the pouring rain this morning. I really enjoyed talking with you and showing my favorite place, Nara. If you have another chance, please visit Nara again. Please say hello to everyone. Enjoy the Universal Studio tomorrow. Thank you. Best regards, Atsuko

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Tamara C.

5 / 5
Jun 25, 2024

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Great introduction to Osaka

Atsuko was informative and very friendly. It was a great way to start our Japan journey and experience Osaka. Atsuko was able to accommodate our dietary needs and helped us with little tips for the rest of our stay in Osaka including restaurant recommendations near our hotel (as well as ways to find our way back to the hotel). I would highly recommend booking with Atsuko for enjoyable tour. Arigatou gozaimasu!

Tamara C.

Hello Ms. Tamara, Thank you for your kind review and comment for me. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour on the 1st day of the trip in Japan. It was fun for me to talk with both of you and show some attractive places to you. Osaka has many attractive places. It was great you enjoyed your stay in Osaka. Thank you for joining my tour. Please say hello to Ayla. Best regards, Atsuko

C

Chaim P.

5 / 5
Jun 21, 2024

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We had a beautiful day with Atsuka. She is very patient and informative. Excellent person

Chaim P.

Hello Mr. Chaim, Thank you for your kind review and comment for me. I really enjoyed this tour with all of you. It was fun to show you my home town, Osaka, and talk with all of you. Thank you. Best regards, Atsuko

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