Kyoto Sagano Insider: Rickshaw and Walking Tour

Enjoy the highlight of Arashiyama, the bamboo forest, at an unique vantage point from the comfortable seat of the traditional rickshaw. Sit back and relax as your guide navigates carefully and safely through the traffic as you pass by other iconic sights of Arashiyama such as the Togetsukyo Bridge, the river side with Mt Arashi, charactaristic neighbourhoods and townhouses. Venture north to a quiet and traditional neighbourhood along a pilgrim path leading up the mountain. Get off the rickshaw to enjoy the preserved, traditional houses and landscape at your own pace. Visit one of those Machiya houses (Archive Hall) from the inside. Your guide will continue to explain the sights to you as you make your way to the comical and unique Otagi-Nenbutsuji Temple. On your way back to the rickshaw, stop at one of the thatched tea house for a cup of matcha or traditional sweets (optional). Back on the rickshaw head to your preferred finishing location.
* Duration: 3 hours 10 minutes
* Starts: Kyoto, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Enjoy the highlight of Arashiyama, the bamboo forest, at an unique vantage point from the comfortable seat of the traditional rickshaw. Sit back and relax as your guide navigates carefully and safely through the traffic as you pass by other iconic sights of Arashiyama such as the Togetsukyo Bridge, the river side with Mt Arashi, charactaristic neighbourhoods and townhouses. Venture north to a quiet and traditional neighbourhood along a pilgrim path leading up the mountain. Get off the rickshaw to enjoy the preserved, traditional houses and landscape at your own pace. Visit one of those Machiya houses (Archive Hall) from the inside. Your guide will continue to explain the sights to you as you make your way to the comical and unique Otagi-Nenbutsuji Temple. On your way back to the rickshaw, stop at one of the thatched tea house for a cup of matcha or traditional sweets (optional). Back on the rickshaw head to your preferred finishing location.

Itinerary
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Pass By: Togetsukyo Bridge, Sagatenryuji Susukinobabacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8385 Kyoto Prefecture

Possible starting and finishing location of the tour.
One of Arashiyama’s iconic sights

Stop At: Kyoto City Sagatoriimotocho Nami Preservation Hall, 8 Sagatoriimoto Sennocho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8437 Kyoto Prefecture

visit inside a traditional Kyoto-style Machiya house

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Bamboo Forest Street, Sagaogurayama Tabuchiyamacho, Ukyo-Ku, Kyoto 616-8394 Kyoto Prefecture

The rickshaw will pass through the bamboo forest and stop for pictures.

Getting off the rickshaw to walk inside the part of the bamboo forest which is inaccessible by rickshaw is optional! Please let us know!

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

enter and visit this unique temple with the quirky hand made figurines.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Rakushisha, 20 Sagaogurayama Hinomyojincho, Ukyo-Ku, Kyoto 616-8391 Kyoto Prefecture

old traditional cottage with straw-thatched roof. Former home of one of Japan’s famous Haiku poets

Pass By: Nonomiya Shrine, Sagano Miyamachi 1, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8393 Kyoto Prefecture

Shinto shrine nestled in the bamboo grove

Pass By: Arashiyama, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-0007 Kyoto Prefecture

typical Kyoto Arashiyama-style townhouses, neighbourhoods and side streets

Pass By: Saga Toriimoto Preserved Street, Japan, 〒616-8439 京都府京都市右京区嵯峨鳥居本

preserved district. old pilgrim path lined with traditional wooden town houses you won’t find in the downtown area of Kyoto