Arashiyama in Kyoto
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What we'll do
Spend a full, leisurely day in the Arashiyama district in the west of Kyoto. The area has a rich history and offers beautiful scenic views of mountains, rivers and temples.
Things you need to know before the tour
Things you need:
Transport expenses to and from Arashiyama, admission fees and meals/drinks are not included in the tour fee, and will depend on the number of travelers and your individual choices.
The starting time and itinerary can be customized according to your preferences. The guide is booked for up to 8 hours. Extensions are possible at extra cost.
This Buddhist temple is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It offers a stunning Japanese garden as well as intricate decorations within its buildings. The admission fee is not included in the tour fee.Show spot information
Scenic view of the river
Inside Kameyama Park you will find an observation platform with a scenic view of the Katsura river that passes through Arashiyama.
Togetsukyo Bridge is the symbol of Arashiyama. You can find many Japanese restaurants nearby. The guide will recommend the best restaurant based on your preferences and dietary needs (meals/drinks not included).
Hiking up Arashiyama
Based on your interest, you can either visit the monkey park on the mountain or a remote Buddhist temple. Both of these involve some hiking and the admission fee is not included. If you do not want to hike, your guide can show you some interesting Japanese shops instead.
Relaxing at a hot spring or cafe
After your hike or shopping tour, you can relax in one of the hot springs in the area or alternatively visit a nice Japanese cafe to relax. Your guide will know the best place to go based on your preferences. Admission fees or drinks not included in the tour fee.
End of the tour
Your guide will send you off to your hotel or a station of your choice. Transport expenses not included in the tour fee.