The Alternative Arashiyama

Off the Beaten Path

Gulay G.

5.00(1) reviews
5 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 6 people

The popular areas of Arashiyama and Sagano which beautifully bring together nature and historic landmarks are more enjoyable with a path less traveled. Starting from Togetsu-kyo Bridge, we will take tour of the hidden spots including Bamboo grove, World Heritage-worthy ancient temples and smaller shrines and temples and Togetsukyo Bridge. Let's discover the area far away from the crowd.


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Meeting Point

Kyoto Station

Togetsukyo Bridge

Sagano Bamboo Grove


The Atago Kaido

Adashino Nenbutsu-ji

Otagi Nenbutsu-ji

Ending Point

Kyoto Station

What to Expect

Otagi Nenbutsu-ji: 1200 unique and whimsical Buddha statues.

Adashino Nenbutsu-ji: You'll find 8000 Buddhist statues here placed in memory of those who died without kin.

The Atago Kaido: Pilgrimage route with traditional shops.

Jojakkoji: The temple offers great overlook views of Arashiyama area.

Sagano Bamboo Grove: Magical, another world.

Togetsukyo Bridge: Iconic image of Arashiyama area.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee, guide's transportation fee

What‘s not included

Personal Expenses

Admission tickets (1500 yen per person for 3 temples total)


Public Transportation Tickets (580 yen per person round trip from Kyoto Station)

Food, Drinks, Snacks (approx. 700-1500 yen per person)

Important Information

I will be happy to answer any questions you might have, drop me a message anytime.

Thank you.


Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time



Alison C.

Mar 14, 2021

So much fun!

I truly enjoyed my Kyoto ghost tour with Gulay. She was very outgoing and knowledgeable and told the tales in an engaging manner. I recommend it to anyone looking for a spooky night in!

$193/ per group

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