Visit a beautiful resort area of ancient court nobles in western Kyoto and enjoy the harmonious combination of beautiful natural settings of mountains, rivers, ponds, bamboo groves with former aristocrat mansions.
This is an all-inclusive private walk with a friendly guide.
The tour takes you to the world of Japanese literature, a popular resort area of the court nobles from the Heian period (10th-12th century).
Starting from the large-scale elegant imperial monastery with gorgeous wall paintings, this walk focuses on the north-eastern side of Arashiyama, rich in history and nature, the epitome of Japanese aesthetics.
Enjoy the tranquility of the peaceful Japanese gardens and rural landscape, a joyful variety of beautiful natural settings of mountains, rivers, ponds, bamboo groves, greenery and blossoms!
Our Kyoto Premium Walks aim to show you the best of Kyoto by following slightly off-the beaten-paths.
This tour promises you:
(1)a relaxing and pleasant time in viewing Japanese gardens
(2)a refreshing tea break of a bowl of weak-powdered green tea with a Japanese sweet or delicious Japanese gelato during the tour
(3)the excellent care of a highly professional and friendly guide
(4)a well-planned course to see the best of Kyoto
Approx. 3.5 hours and the walking distance is about 4 km (2.5mi.).
PLACES TO VISIT
Daikakuji Temple, Seiryoji Temple, Tenryuji Temple, and some hidden gems on the way, and more!
PICK UP TIME
Recommended pick-up time is 9:30. But it is fairly flexible for your convenience (until 1:00p.m.).
Please contact us.
PICK UP PLACE
is your hotel (provided your hotel is located in the central part of Kyoto City) or the place of your own selection.
*In case the transportation fee to the starting point of the tour costs more than 500 yen per person (250 yen per child aged 6 to 11), you may be required to pay for the difference. Please contact us for further details.
The tour ends at the Togetsukyo Bridge, the picturesque landmark of the area near Randen Arashiyama Station, convenient for shopping and dining. Zen-style vegetarian lunch is available upon request.
Please contact us for further details.
All-Inclusive Tour Fee (per party in Japanese yen)
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for 5+ persons
Child (6-11 of age) +2,000
Free for children under 5 with parents.
Please pay for children’s drink at the café.
Note: The tour price includes the guide fee, transportation fee from the pick-up place to the starting point of the tour, taxi fare to Daikaku-ji Temple from JR Saga Arashiyama Station, temple admission fee, and a cup of maccha green tea with a Japanese sweet or special Japanese gelato.
The tour fee excludes the lunch and personal expenses.
No insurance. No responsibility for accidents. Please make sure you are covered with your own travel insurance.
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
After you submit your reservation detail, we will send you an e-mail invoice with a link to Paypal payment site. You can pay as a guest user of Paypal.
With your payment, your reservation is confirmed.
Japanese style confectionery
You’ll have a refreshing tea break of a bowl of weak-powdered green tea with a Japanese sweet or delicious Japanese gelato during the tour.