1. Kyoto: Arashiyama Bamboo, Temple, Matcha, Monkeys, & secrets
Get to know the Arashiyama neighborhood of Kyoto on a guided tour around its top sights. Visit highlights like Bamboo Grove, Arashiyama Park, and the Okochi Sanso Garden. Get a taste of Japanese cuisine, explore a Buddhist temple, and enjoy free time in the district's famous shopping street. Choose between a group or private tour. Meet your guide at Saga-Arashiyama Station and head to your first stop, the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove. Explore the amazing urban forest and reach the top of Arashiyama Park for panoramic views of the area. Continue to the private Okochi Sanso Garden. Relax in the serene surroundings and savor matcha tea and a Japanese sweet treat from the traditional tea house. Explore the Tenryuji Temple and admire the koi fish in the pond. Take in views of the Katsura River and the wooden Togetsukyo Bridge. Next, hike up the hill to reach the monkey park. Walk around the enclosures and admire the macaque monkeys up close. Finally, stroll along the Arashiyama shopping street with tips from your guide about the best shops to visit.