Kyoto: Descending Arashiyama (Small Group)

Get away from the crowds and spend a wonderful day in Arashiyama which will undoubtedly stand out in your mind as you think back to your time here in Kyoto. With a small group of 7 members or less you are ensured an authentic and intimate experience.

We begin with a morning stroll through the lush garden of one of Japan’s first Zen temples dating back over 1,000 years. We then head into the foothills and as we peacefully stroll back to town we visit twelve hundred stone Buddhas on a hillside, an Edo period cafe, an ancient burial ground, a temple founded by two former geisha, a working pottery studio, the villa of a silent film actor, a majestic bamboo grove, and the “shrine of love’. All this as we browse shops filled with handmade goods and enjoy a delicious traditional lunch.

Important Note: Each guest is required to bring an additional 5,500 yen (cash) for admission tickets and lunch.
* Duration: 7 hours
* Starts: 京都市, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Get away from the crowds and spend a wonderful day in Arashiyama which will undoubtedly stand out in your mind as you think back to your time here in Kyoto. With a small group of 7 members or less you are ensured an authentic and intimate experience.

We begin with a morning stroll through the lush garden of one of Japan’s first Zen temples dating back over 1,000 years. We then head into the foothills and as we peacefully stroll back to town we visit twelve hundred stone Buddhas on a hillside, an Edo period cafe, an ancient burial ground, a temple founded by two former geisha, a working pottery studio, the villa of a silent film actor, a majestic bamboo grove, and the “shrine of love’. All this as we browse shops filled with handmade goods and enjoy a delicious traditional lunch.

Important Note: Each guest is required to bring an additional 5,500 yen (cash) for admission tickets and lunch.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Togetsukyo Bridge, Sagatenryuji Susukinobabacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8385 Kyoto Prefecture

End the day at this bridge, one of the most iconic images of Kyoto.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Tenryuji Temple, 68 Saga Tenryuji Susukinobabacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8385 Kyoto Prefecture

Visit one of the first Zen temples in Japan, home to a masterpiece Zen garden.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple, 2-5 Saga Toriimotofukatanicho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8439 Kyoto Prefecture

Walk the grounds of this temple with history going back to the Heian period. Your guide will tell you about the 1,200 stone buddha statues that you will spend time with here.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Hiranoya, Japan, 〒616-8437 京都府京都市右京区嵯峨鳥居本仙翁町16

We will enjoy tea and sweets at this cafe which originated in the Edo period.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Adashino Nenbutsu-ji Temple, 17 Saga Toriimotoadashinocho, Ukyo-Ku, Kyoto 616-8436 Kyoto Prefecture

You will see over 8,000 memorial stones gathered from the surrounding mountains and placed together on this site. Walk through a small but very picturesque bamboo grove.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Gio-ji Temple, 32 Kosaka-cho, Sagatoriimoto, Kyoto Kyoto Prefecture

Visit what was once a nunnery founded by two ex-geisha. Walk through the moss garden surrounded by bamboo.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Okochi Sanso Garden, 8-3 Sagaogurayama Tabuchiyamacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8394 Kyoto Prefecture

Spend time on the sprawling estate of a well known silent film actor. The views from this site are some of the best in all of Arashiyama

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Bamboo Forest Trail, Sagatenryuji Tateishicho, Ukyo -ku, Kyoto 616-8375 Kyoto Prefecture

Travel through the well known Sagano Bamboo Grove.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Nonomiya Shrine, Sagano Miyamachi 1, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8393 Kyoto Prefecture

A shrine where locals pray that they will find their true love.

Duration: 15 minutes