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Kyoto: Full-Day Best UNESCO and Historical Sites Bus Tour

1. Kyoto: Full-Day Best UNESCO and Historical Sites Bus Tour

Discover Kyoto's must-see landmarks and World Heritages on the deluxe coach in 1day! In this tour we will take you to most famous places in ancient Kyoto such as Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Sanju-san-gen-do Temple, Arashiyama, Sagano Bamboo Forest, Tenryuji Temple, Golden Temple, and Fushimi Inari Shrine. Departing from Kyoto at 8am. A comfortable air-conditioned coach will stop first at the Kiyomizudera Temple. Enjoying the wealthy nature from the significant terrace where you can admire panoramic views of the city below. Kiyomizudera Temple is one of the can't-miss points of interest in Kyoto. The old historic temple, reportedly opened in the year 778, is a designated world heritage site. Then we will visit Sanju-san-gen-do Temple, the Temple is also known as the temple of 33 spaces (Sanjusan means "33" in Japanese ), though its official name is Rengo-In. Its hall is Japan's longest wooden structure and consists of 35 columns that divide the building into 33 parts. Let's Say Konnichiwa to one thousand and one Kannon statue at Sanju-san-gen-do Temple, then the coach will take you to the Sagano Arashiyama area. After Explore east side of Kyoto, we will visit the other side, Sagano Arashiyama. Enjoy a Japanese buffet made with seasonal ingredients while gazing at Arashiyama's Togetsukyo Bridge.The Togetsukyo Bridge is Arashiyama's well known, central landmark. Many small shops, restaurants and other attractions are found nearby *Muslim-friendly meals, Allergy-friendly meals, lactose-free meals, gluten-free meals and vegan-friendly meals etc. are not available. Please book the tour without lunch After lunch don’t forget to explore green tunnels, Sagano Bamboo Forest. The 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. You can find Tenryu-ji Temple after passing through the bamboo grove. Feel the beauty of the Japanese garden throughout the four seasons at Tenryu-ji Temple, which is also registered as a World Heritage Site. Then the bus head to Kinkaku-ji(The Golden Temple) Rokuon-ji Temple, known locally as the "Golden Temple" and adore the gorgeousness and return to Kyoto with satisfaction. Finally, head to the most iconic place, Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine. Going under thousands of Torii Red gate tunnels will be a memorable experience. You will finish the tour at Kyoto Station. The tour includes commentary from both our frendly tour guide and a Multilingual audio guide from English, French, Italian, Spanish, Thai, Indonesian, and Ukrainian. The coach is always antibacterial coating and regularly ventilation, a comfy airconditioned bus with free wifi.

Kyoto: Arashiyama Bamboo, Temple, Matcha, Monkeys, & secrets

2. 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.

Kyoto: Arashiyama Customized Rickshaw Tour & Bamboo Forest

3. Kyoto: Arashiyama Customized Rickshaw Tour & Bamboo Forest

Your guide and chariot await at Kyoto’s iconic Togetsu-kyo bridge in Arashiyama, a nationally designated historic site and place of scenic beauty on Kyoto’s western fringe. Be amazed by the district’s main attraction, a towering grove of thick bamboo stalks with a pedestrian and rickshaw path cutting through it. Seeing its beauty, you’ll understand why the Japanese have a fond appreciation for nature. Admire the scenery, which is a blend of serene nature, tended gardens, and dazzling shrines, as your rickshaw driver pulls you up the mountain. Next you’ll see the beautiful Nonomiya Shrine, a Shinto site. If you’ve chosen the 45-minute tour, at this point you’ll end back at the starting point. But if you choose a longer tour, up to 3 hours and 10 minutes, you’ll continue through more of Arashiyama’s wealth of sites. Explore Rakushisya’s cottage, a rustic thatch-roof cottage that was once the home of one of Japan’s revered poets and haiku masters. Those continuing on will be pulled to spots not seen by many tourists. Explore more ancient temples, including Shinto shrines and the Buddhist Nison-in, as your guide whisks you through some amazing places before returning to Togetsu-kyo bridge. The Kyoto Arashiyama Tour is available in four different options: 45 minutes, 1 hour and 10 minutes, 2 hours and 10 minutes, and 3 hours and 10 minutes.

Arashiyama Kyoto: Bamboo Forest, Monkey Park & Secrets

4. Arashiyama Kyoto: Bamboo Forest, Monkey Park & Secrets

Embrace Arashiyama's spiritual awakening on foot and explore some hidden gems with our local guide. This walking tour of Arashiyama is unique because it offers a perfect combination of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and interactive experiences. From the serene Bamboo Grove to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Tenryuji Garden, the colorful Kimono Forest, the iconic Togetsukyo Bridge, and the Arashiyama Monkey Park, this tour provides a comprehensive experience of the highlights of Arashiyama. With stunning views, interactive wildlife encounters, and cultural landmarks, this tour is a perfect way to explore the best of Arashiyama in a short time. Places you will visit: - Arashiyama Bamboo Grove - Monkey Park - Tenryuji Garden (only morning tour) - Kimono Forest - Togetsukyo Bridge - and some hidden spots :)

Kyoto: Private Walking Tour with Government Certified Guide

5. Kyoto: Private Walking Tour with Government Certified Guide

Embark on a whimsical exploration of Kyoto's hidden gems through a personalized walking tour, where you'll discover secluded shrines, meander through captivating bamboo forests, and indulge in serene tea ceremonies at traditional tea houses. Follow your private guide as they unveil fascinating tales of samurai legends and geisha mystique. Traverse winding alleyways, sample delectable street food, and discover hidden art studios. Immerse yourself in captivating cultural activities like calligraphy and kimono dressing. Experience the thrill of a rickshaw ride through historic neighborhoods and revel in the mesmerizing beauty of illuminated temples at night.

Kyoto: Afternoon Bamboo Forest and Monkey Park Bike Tour

6. Kyoto: Afternoon Bamboo Forest and Monkey Park Bike Tour

Fall in love with Arashiyama on an afternoon biking and hiking tour in Kyoto. Spend the day in nature as you hike along the greenery of Iwatayama Monkey Park and bike through the towering bamboo of the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest. Visit the UNESCO-certified Tenryuji Temple with included entry tickets. Start your trip by traveling back in time as you ride along the roads used in Kyoto today that were originally sub-temples of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tenryuji Temple. Become one with nature while exploring the temple’s Zen gardens. Continue the journey with a short hike up to the impressive panoramic view of Kyoto from Iwatayama Mountain and the accompanying Iwatayama Monkey Park. Spend the rest of the tour peddling through bamboo forests and visiting local spots not frequented by tourist crowds.

Kyoto: Early Bird Visit to Fushimi Inari and Kiyomizu Temple

7. Kyoto: Early Bird Visit to Fushimi Inari and Kiyomizu Temple

This experience is perfect for natural early-risers, and for those who are seeking a unique experience and don't mind getting up early for it. The tour takes you to two of the most famous sites in Kyoto, Fushimi Inari Shirine and the World Heritage Kiyomizu Temple. Start at the world-famous Fushimi Inari Shrine before the crowds arrive. Marvel at the thousands of red gates that line the path up the hillside. This is a magical time to see the amazing temple complex and get a view of the city coming to life below you. Then it's a short taxi ride to the most famous temple in Japan, Kiyomizu Temple. See the expansive view of Kyoto as the city starts to come alive Learn about buddhism and it's role in shaping the culture of Japan. As we are leaving the temple we will see the busses starting to arrive with hundreds of tourists in tow. Then we wander through the preserved district of Higashiyama. Walk through the preserved district of Sannenzaka & Ninenzaka. Here you can enjoy the charm of the cobble stone streets without the crowds. One of the highlights is a view of the beautiful Yasaka Pagoda. Finally we make a stop for a delicious coffee at a local famous cafe and give you tips on where to go next. Along the way, pick up insights into the history of Kyoto, Buddhism, Japanese garden design, and more. Your friendly guide will also answer any other questions you may have regarding the rest of your stay in Japan.

Arashiyama: Photoshoot in Bamboo Forests and Kimono Forest

8. Arashiyama: Photoshoot in Bamboo Forests and Kimono Forest

Embark on a photographic journey through Arashiyama, ensuring you capture the most beautiful moments of your city exploration. Receive 40 high-resolution, edited photos along with over 200 unedited images to freely use. Your guided tour begins at Arashiyama station, venturing first to the enchanting Kimono Forest. Spend 20 minutes here, snapping photos and learning about its significance. Next, delve into the serene Bamboo Forest, dedicating another 20 minutes to photography and insights about this natural wonder. Continue to Nonomiya Shrine, where a 10-minute stay allows for both photography and discovery of its historic essence. Conclude your exploration at Togetsu-kyo Bridge, with a final 10-minute photo session and stories about this iconic landmark. To complete your experience, your guide will recommend some of the best local dining spots for dinner. Tour Highlights: Bamboo Forest Togetsu-kyo Bridge Kimono Forest Nonomiya Shrine Capture Arashiyama's beauty and create lasting memories in just one hour with this comprehensive tour.

Kyoto: Arashiyama Bamboo Forest Morning Tour by Bike

9. Kyoto: Arashiyama Bamboo Forest Morning Tour by Bike

Embark on a guided tour by bike to see the outstanding beauty of the  Arashiyama Bamboo Forest away from the crowds. Benefit from the early hour to make your journey undisturbed by crowds, and see sights like Togetsukyo Bridge and the Tenryuji Zen Temple. Meet your guide in the morning and get ready to witness one of Kyoto's most quintessential districts. Beat the tourist crowds and head out to the city's far west on a bike in the company of your guide. Enjoy a tour where you explore the beauty of bamboo, the tranquility of temples, and some of the best scenic panoramas Kyoto has to offer. Visit the evocative forest, as well as the Togetsukyo Bridge, and the gardens of the Unesco World Heritage Site that is the Tenryuji Zen Temple. Speed through the district's streets by bicycle as you immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere. Admire the charming architecture and authentic urban landscape as your guide also takes you to some of their favorite spots off the beaten track.

Kyoto: Arashiyama Bamboo Grove 3-Hour Guided Tour

10. Kyoto: Arashiyama Bamboo Grove 3-Hour Guided Tour

Ever wanted to spontaneously book a tour on the same day you take it? This short walking tour will have you visiting the cultural Arashiyama district and marveling at the stunning and Instagrammable Sagano Bamboo Forest in just three hours. Marvel at the Arashiyama district, a beautiful and serene area located on the outskirts of Kyoto. Known for its picturesque bamboo groves, stunning mountain views, and traditional temples and shrines, this area is a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Experience an ideal destination for those looking to immerse themselves in the beauty of Japan's countryside. Go on a guided tour with a friendly and knowledgeable guide who will help you explore the breathtaking Bamboo Forest, the sacred Tenryuji Temple, the iconic Togetsu Bridge, and the unique Kimono Forest. Learn about the local customs and traditions and gain an appreciation for the natural beauty as you take in the picturesque landscapes.

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My tour was amazing! My guide Nicolo was very friendly and approachable and he carefully planned my tour by matching my personal interests with the local sights. In a short period of time, I learnt so many interesting facts about Japan, ate some tasty ramen and even got to experience Matcha and sweets in the home of a sweet Japanese lady, all by chance. Thank you Nicolo for such a wonderful tour! You made my Kyoto experience an unforgettable memory. Ichi-Go Ichi-E. Kris

Great experience. Well worth the money. We went on a rainy day and honestly it would have been horrible had we not booked the tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and personable with great English.

Yoshi was the best guide, friendly and very knowledgeable. The tour was very well run by him, I thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely recommend it to others.

Atsuko-san took care of us and the bus driver was very considerate of everyone on board. The locations they took us to were very nice.

At Chan was great! Perfect organization and she made the tour interesting and funny. Many useful information and suggestions.