Kyoto Arashiyama & Golden Pavilion One day Fulfilling Tour

In this tour, you will enjoy Japanese nature including animals and landscape at the foot of Mt. Arashiyama which is located on the west side of Kyoto and famous for its scenic beauty. Once this district was open only to the nobles. Located not so far from central Kyoto, this natural environment has been very well maintained up to the present day. That’s why you can interact with wild monkeys very closely.
In the afternoon, you will visit the Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji Temple), one of the most famous Zen temples in Japan that you won’t forget for the rest of your life.
* Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
* Starts: Kyoto, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Historical & Heritage Tours




In this tour, you will enjoy Japanese nature including animals and landscape at the foot of Mt. Arashiyama which is located on the west side of Kyoto and famous for its scenic beauty. Once this district was open only to the nobles. Located not so far from central Kyoto, this natural environment has been very well maintained up to the present day. That’s why you can interact with wild monkeys very closely.
In the afternoon, you will visit the Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji Temple), one of the most famous Zen temples in Japan that you won’t forget for the rest of your life.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Monkey Park Iwatayama, 8 Genrokuyamacho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 616-0022 Kyoto Prefecture

A 15 minute walk from Saga Arashiyama Station, you will reach a paradise of wild Japanese macaques after climbing a slightly steep mountain path. There are about wild but friendly 120 monkeys including cute baby monkeys living in this area. You can watch them play very closely and feed them from an enclosed resting area.
In addition, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the whole Kyoto city from an altitude of about 190 meters.
Admission: Adult 550 yen. Children (Aged 4 to 15) 250 yen.(as of Aug,2019)

Duration: 1 hour

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

Arashiyama is one of the most famous resorts in Japan and was once off-limits to all except the aristocrats. They enjoyed boating, watching the scenery and the moon reflected in the river and composed Japanese tanka poems about them. The elegantly curved bridge has been praised by the nobles including the Emperor for its beauty.
Your heart will be healed by this scenery full of nature.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Kameyama Park, Kameyama 519-0159 Mie Prefecture

This park rich in nature is set on the other side of Arashiyama.
From the park’s observatory you can enjoy the spectacular view of steep cliffs and the river flowing at the bottom of the valley.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bamboo Forest Street, Sagaogurayama Tabuchiyamacho, Ukyo-Ku, Kyoto 616-8394 Kyoto Prefecture

We will take a walk through the world-famous Bamboo Grove with its incredible beauty and serenity. The sky-high green bamboo pillars softly rustling in the wind are an awe-inspiring sight.

Duration: 20 minutes

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

This venerated temple was built by the shogun in 1339 to appease the late Emperor’s spirit and is registered as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.
Its garden is one of the most famous Japanese gardens featuring a
magnifient landscape with Arashiyama as its background.
Admission fee is 500 yen.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kinkakuji Temple, 1 Kinkakujicho, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8361 Kyoto Prefecture

Kinkaku-ji Temple is very well known as one of Japan’s leading tourist attractions and some may notice that the admission ticket appears in one scene in the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody”.
The reflection of the Golden Pavilion in the pond with beautifully trimmed pine trees and precious rocks around it is truly something
reminiscent of Buddha’s Pure land.
Admission fee is 400 yen.

Duration: 50 minutes