The Bamboo Forest & Japanese Zen Experience & Gourmet Japanese Lunch

This is a private VIP tour and gives you an insider preview to the exquisite area of Arashiyama.
You will visit the world famous Bamboo Forest, stroll through the quiet neighborhoods of Saga Arashiyama, followed by exclusive access into one of the most intriguing temples in the area. Exclusive access means you will enter a temple that is typically inaccessible to both tourists and locals and it will be only you and your guide. Your temple visit will include a tea ceremony and a Zen meditation session with an actual Zen Buddhist priest. Your certified guide will be there to bridge the gap and allow you to ask in depth questions about the meaning behind Buddhism, Zen, and Kyoto itself.
Your tour continues and takes you to a scenic path and a centuries old restaurant. Here you can reflect on the day and sit down to the sound of water and nature as you indulge on Kyoto cuisine at it’s finest.
This once in a lifetime experience is sure to be your highlight of not just Kyoto but Japan.
* Duration: 4 to 5 hours
* Starts: Kyoto, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




This is a private VIP tour and gives you an insider preview to the exquisite area of Arashiyama.
You will visit the world famous Bamboo Forest, stroll through the quiet neighborhoods of Saga Arashiyama, followed by exclusive access into one of the most intriguing temples in the area. Exclusive access means you will enter a temple that is typically inaccessible to both tourists and locals and it will be only you and your guide. Your temple visit will include a tea ceremony and a Zen meditation session with an actual Zen Buddhist priest. Your certified guide will be there to bridge the gap and allow you to ask in depth questions about the meaning behind Buddhism, Zen, and Kyoto itself.
Your tour continues and takes you to a scenic path and a centuries old restaurant. Here you can reflect on the day and sit down to the sound of water and nature as you indulge on Kyoto cuisine at it’s finest.
This once in a lifetime experience is sure to be your highlight of not just Kyoto but Japan.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

Enter bamboo

Duration: 30 minutes