Kameoka + Arashiyama Bamboo
What we'll do
Visit Kyoto's famous Arashiyama bamboo grove. After, you will go to Kameoka to experience making bamboo baskets or bamboo chopsticks.
Please come to the area around McDonald's in front of the Hachijo East (Hachijo Higashi) Exit of Kyoto Station.
- Price per person (tax included)
- 55,000 JPY - / person
- Max participants
- Up to 10 people
- Hosted in English
- Things you need to know before the tour
- The tour price does NOT include the cost of your transportation, experience, and lunch.
- The experience will be at a company that produces bamboo fences and other products for old palaces, temples and shrines. If they are too busy with their primary duties to book our production experience, the tour will be cancelled.
1Arashiyama Bamboo Grove
Arashiyama is a pleasant, touristy district in the western outskirts of Kyoto. The area has been a popular destination since the Heian Period (794-1185), when nobles would enjoy its natural setting. Arashiyama is particularly popular during the cherry blossom and fall color seasons. The Bamboo paths that cut through the bamboo groves make for a nice walk. The groves are particularly attractive when there is a light wind and the tall bamboo stalks sway gently back and forth. The bamboo has been used to manufacture various products, such as baskets, cups, boxes and mats at local workshops for centuries.
2Arashiyama local snacks and sweets
Arashiyama offers a variety of local snacks and sweets. Matcha ice cream, mochi, delicious local bakery bread, taiyaki, etc...
I hope you'll try a variety to suit your mood!
3Bamboo workshop ”Nagaoka Meichiku”
Nagaoka Meichiku is located in Kameoka, Kyoto. It is an artisan studio specializing in bamboo products, and particularly in the construction of bamboo fences, long recognized as integral components of the traditional Japanese townscape. Their creations are fashioned individually and by hand, espousing the cultural “wabi-sabi” aesthetic ever out of reach for factory-produced goods. At this workshop, visitors can experience making bamboo baskets or chopsticks. Make your own one-of-a-kind bamboo item!
4Kyoto Restaurant Matsusho (Optional)
This is a proposal. Since you have come all the way to Kameoka, how about a Kameoka lunch using ingredients grown in Kameoka? "Kyoto cuisine that cannot be found anywhere else in Kyoto City." The chef uses ingredients from Kameoka, which is rich in nature, and strives to provide customers with highly cultured cuisine by transforming the seasonal ingredients with free ideas and outstanding techniques. With a comfortable space and delicious food, you are sure to have a good time and enjoy good conversation.
Today is always the most enjoyable day.
Hello, my name is Taku. I have been guiding visitors to Japan as an interpreter guide mainly in the Kansai area since 2015. I do not have any special expertise, but I aim to provide friendly guidance so that you feel as if you are visiting your relatives living in Japan. If you want to enjoy your trip, please contact me.