Kyoto: Descending Arashiyama (Private)

Join the immersive ‘Kyoto: Descending Arashiyama (Private)’ tour and experience the tranquil allure of Arashiyama like never before. From the swaying bamboo groves to the hidden gems of Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple, every step promises a new revelation. With a seasoned guide by your side, the journey delves into the soul of this historic district, offering a glimpse into its past and present. Get ready to uncover the secrets of Arashiyama, where each corner holds a story waiting to be unveiled.

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Good To Know

Kyoto: Descending Arashiyama (Private) - Good To Know

  • Private tour in Arashiyama with professional guide.
  • Explore Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple, Edo cafe, pottery studio, and Bamboo Grove.
  • Convenient meeting at Randen Arashiyama Station Center.
  • Inclusions: admission, lunch, and personalized experience.
  • Cancellation policy: full refund 24 hours ahead, weather-dependent flexibility.

Background Overview

Kyoto: Descending Arashiyama (Private) - Background Overview

Set out on a captivating journey through the enchanting Arashiyama, renowned for its bamboo groves, temples, and serene natural beauty.

Arashiyama, situated in Kyoto, Japan, offers a delightful escape into a world of tranquility and ancient traditions. The area is known for its mesmerizing Sagano Bamboo Grove, where the rustling bamboo creates a soothing soundtrack for visitors.

Along With the natural wonders, Arashiyama is home to historic temples like the Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple, showcasing intricate sculptures and a sense of spiritual serenity.

Strolling through this picturesque landscape, one can’t help but feel transported to a different time, where simplicity and elegance intertwine seamlessly amidst the lush greenery.

Tour Highlights

Kyoto: Descending Arashiyama (Private) - Tour Highlights

Discover the enchanting highlights of the private tour through Arashiyama, where a professional guide will lead guests to explore captivating sites like the Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple and the tranquil Sagano Bamboo Grove.

At the Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple, marvel at the 1,200 stone statues embodying various facial expressions. Enjoy a serene walk through the Sagano Bamboo Grove, surrounded by towering bamboo stalks swaying gently in the wind.

The tour also includes a visit to an Edo-period cafe, a pottery studio, and a Zen temple dating back over 1,000 years.

Enjoy the rich history and natural beauty of Arashiyama, guided by an expert who ensures a seamless and memorable experience.


The private tour of Arashiyama includes the services of a professional guide to enhance guests’ exploration experience. This knowledgeable guide will lead visitors through the stunning bamboo groves, temples, and nature spots that make Arashiyama so famous.

Along with guidance, the tour also covers admission tickets, priced at 5,000 yen per guest. To ensure guests have a memorable experience, a delightful lunch is included in the itinerary.

With the assistance of the guide, visitors can fully enjoy the beauty and history of Arashiyama without the worry of getting lost. This personalized touch adds a special element to the tour, making it a truly enriching and enjoyable experience for all participants.

Meeting and Pickup Details

Kyoto: Descending Arashiyama (Private) - Meeting and Pickup Details

For the meeting and pickup details of the private tour of Arashiyama, guests are required to assemble at Randen Arashiyama Station Center, located at 20-2 Tsukurimichi-cho in Japan, where they’ll meet the guide in front of the station.

The adventure kicks off promptly at 09:00 AM. Directions to the meeting point are available upon request.

Remember, the activity concludes right back at the starting point, making it convenient for travelers. The meeting spot offers an ideal starting location for a day filled with exploration and discovery.

It’s the perfect rendezvous point to begin the journey through the wonders of Arashiyama. Get ready to learn about the beauty and history of this enchanting destination.


Kyoto: Descending Arashiyama (Private) - Itinerary

Set out on a captivating journey through Arashiyama’s enchanting sights and historical treasures with a private tour that promises an immersive experience guided by a knowledgeable local expert.

The itinerary includes a visit to the Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple, an Edo-period cafe, a pottery studio, and the famous Sagano Bamboo Grove. The tour ensures you won’t get lost while exploring these remarkable locations and offers the chance to visit a Zen temple that has stood for over 1,000 years.

The professional guide service, admission tickets priced at 5,000 yen per guest, and a delicious lunch are all included. Starting at 09:00 AM at Randen Arashiyama Station Center, the activity concludes back at the meeting point.

Get set for an unforgettable adventure in Arashiyama!

Additional Information

Kyoto: Descending Arashiyama (Private) - Additional Information

Discover essential details to enhance your experience on this private tour of Arashiyama. For a smooth and enjoyable journey, here are some additional information to note:

Additional Information Details
Confirmation Time Within 48 hours
Accessibility Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller Friendly Yes, stroller accessible
Fitness Level Required Moderate physical fitness needed
Tour Type Private tour/activity

Cancellation Policy

Kyoto: Descending Arashiyama (Private) - Cancellation Policy

The cancellation policy for this private tour of Arashiyama ensures a full refund if canceled at least 24 hours in advance. This gives travelers the flexibility to adjust their plans without financial consequences, provided they do so within the specified timeframe.

It’s important to note that cancellations made less than 24 hours before the tour won’t be eligible for a refund. Plus, changes to the reservation can’t be accepted within 24 hours of the scheduled start time. Weather-dependent cancellations may also apply to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all participants.

Understanding and adhering to the cancellation policy is key to a smooth and stress-free booking experience for anyone looking to explore the wonders of Arashiyama.

Traveler Reviews

Kyoto: Descending Arashiyama (Private) - Traveler Reviews

Travelers have consistently rated their experiences on the private tour of Arashiyama with a remarkable overall rating of 5.0 based on reviews by Viator travelers. The tour has received glowing feedback for its knowledgeable guides, immersive cultural experiences, and stunning locations visited. Here is a snapshot of some of the reviews:

Reviewer Comment
Sarah W. "An unforgettable journey through Kyoto’s beauty."
Mark T. "Highly recommended for a personalized experience."
Emma L. "The guide’s insights made the tour exceptional."
Alex C. "A must-do for anyone visiting Kyoto for the first time."

These reviews provide a glimpse into the exceptional quality of the private tour of Arashiyama, ensuring a memorable and enriching experience for all participants.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Transportation to the Meeting Point Included in the Tour?

Transportation to the meeting point is not included in the tour. Visitors are responsible for reaching Randen Arashiyama Station Center independently. The activity commences at 09:00 AM, and guests should plan their arrival accordingly.

Are Tips for the Guide Included in the Tour Price?

Tips for the guide are not included in the tour price. Travelers may wish to offer a gratuity as a gesture of appreciation for the service provided. It’s a thoughtful way to show gratitude for a memorable experience.

Can Dietary Restrictions Be Accommodated for Lunch?

Dietary restrictions can be accommodated for lunch on the tour. Guests should inform the guide in advance to ensure a suitable meal option. The private tour offers a personalized experience with flexibility to cater to individual needs and preferences.

Are There Any Additional Costs or Entrance Fees During the Tour?

During the tour, there are no additional costs or entrance fees to worry about. The price of 5,000 yen per guest covers admission tickets and lunch. Guests can relax and enjoy the experience without unexpected expenses.

Is There Free Time for Shopping or Exploring on Our Own During the Tour?

During the tour, there is limited free time for shopping or exploring independently. The small-group experience focuses on guided activities, including visits to temples, a cafe, and the bamboo grove. Guests are encouraged to stick with the group for the best experience.

The Sum Up

Experience the magic of Kyoto’s Arashiyama on this private tour, where you’ll:

  • Wander through bamboo groves
  • Admire stone sculptures
  • Explore traditional cafes and temples

With a knowledgeable guide by your side, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the rich history and culture of this enchanting area.

Don’t miss out on this unforgettable opportunity to learn about the beauty of Arashiyama.