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On the outskirts of Kyoto, the tranquil area of Sagano encompasses some of the city’s most stunning landscapes. This rural residential area boasts views of the mountains dotting the horizon, colorful fields, and, most famously, a dense bamboo forest that may just be one of Japan’s prettiest spots.

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Sagano, Ukyo-ku,, Kyoto, Japan
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Private Kyoto Tour with a Local, Highlights & Hidden Gems, Personalised

Private Kyoto Tour with a Local, Highlights & Hidden Gems, Personalised

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Exploring the historic city of Kyoto with a local guide gives you an experience you won’t get by following a guidebook itinerary. Discover local neighborhoods, see iconic attractions, and get recommendations from a guide who creates a personalized route based on your interests and needs.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.79
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$73.79
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Kyoto Rickshaw Tour
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Kyoto Rickshaw Tour

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Step into an authentic Japanese rickshaw for the ride of a lifetime, through some of the most scenic and historic districts in Kyoto, Japan. You have the option of exploring the verdant Bamboo Grove and impressive shrines of west Kyoto’s Arashiyama district or the intriguing wooden buildings and stone alleys (maybe even spotting a geisha or two) in Kyoto’s famed Higashiyama area, all with a knowledgeable local guide and rickshaw driver. This authentic, customizable Kyoto adventure is a fun introduction to this beautiful city.
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  • 30 minutes to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.64
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Kyoto Arashiyama Rickshaw Tour with Bamboo Forest
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Kyoto Arashiyama Rickshaw Tour with Bamboo Forest

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Take a tour of the Kyoto bamboo forest by rickshaw, and on foot, to explore every part of it. First you’ll be pulled by your guide through the green bamboo on a path reserved for rickshaws. Then pass by Nonomiya Shrine and stop for photos at a little park. The last leg is on foot, where you’ll walk to an impressive part of the forest. Early morning is best to avoid the crowds.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$83.67
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$83.67
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Kyoto Private Custom Walking & Sightseeing Tour

Kyoto Private Custom Walking & Sightseeing Tour

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Take control of your Kyoto sightseeing and visit only the sights you wish to see on this private walking tour. Ideal for first-time visitors, this tour lets you customize a half-day or full-day itinerary. Opt to visit the Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji), Fushimi Inari Shrine, and Nijo Castle, or to stray from the beaten path to see an alternative side of Kyoto. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
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$235.50
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Western Kyoto Spiritual Tour: Forest Spirits of Bamboo and Zen

Western Kyoto Spiritual Tour: Forest Spirits of Bamboo and Zen

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Have a spiritual experience missed by most visitors to Japan on this tour from Kyoto. Journey outside of the city into the picturesque surroundings of the Hozu river, surrounded by mountains and bamboo groves. Visit ancient Buddhist temples and enrich your experience of Japan's spiritual side with a guided Zen meditation session with a resident monk. Afterward enjoy a traditional matcha green tea ceremony.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.21
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$66.21

Kyoto Arashiyama & Sagano Bamboo Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide

Kyoto Arashiyama & Sagano Bamboo Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide

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This private tour allows you to discover the highlights of the Arashiyama and Sagano districts of Kyoto, without having to do any research. Instead, set off with a private guide to take care of the navigating and teach you about the local area. Along the way, stroll past an abundance of interesting sights, such as Arashiyama’s bamboo groves, Togetsukyo Bridge, Jojakko-ji Temple, and Tenryuji Temple.
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  • 4 hours
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$76.77
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Private Highlights of Kyoto Tour

Private Highlights of Kyoto Tour

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Immerse yourself in the cultural and architectural splendor of Kyoto on this private tour, ideal for first-time visitors. Choose from two different routes, both of which cover major Kyoto attractions including Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu Temple, and explore the city with a personal guide. On the northwest-bound route, you’ll visit the Golden Pavilion, Nishiki Food Market, and the bamboo groves of Arashiyama Park. Alternatively, the southeast course covers the Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kiyomizu Temple, and the Gion area. Receive undivided attention from your guide on this private tour. 
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$175.68
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$175.68
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Kyoto Arashiyama Insider Walking Tour

Kyoto Arashiyama Insider Walking Tour

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Get an up-close perspective of Kyoto’s Arashiyama district on this small-group walking tour. Learn more about Kyoto’s history and culture as you visit Arashiyama highlights such as the beautiful bamboo grove, the 14th-century Tenryuji Temple, the wide Togetsukyo Bridge over the Katsura River, and more. Get a more intimate look at this rich part of town by exploring on foot for about four hours.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.93
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5 Top Highlights of Kyoto with Kyoto Bike Tour

5 Top Highlights of Kyoto with Kyoto Bike Tour

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Kyoto’s traditional neighborhoods and scenic parklands are ideal for exploring by bike. On this tour, save time by cycling around the city and visit five of Kyoto’s most popular attractions in one day. Enjoy stunning views of the Golden Pavilion and the Kiyomizu Temple; pose for photos by the red torri gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine; and hop off to stroll around the Bamboo Forest and explore the geisha district.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$191.91
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Kyoto Half-Day Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide

Kyoto Half-Day Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide

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Explore Kyoto, one of Japan's most popular tourist destinations, accompanied by one of our government-licensed, experienced multilingual guides, who will help you efficiently enjoy a four-hour tour, introducing both modern and traditional sides of this dynamic and ancient city. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel, or anywhere else at your convenience, and will take you to a number of Kyoto's famous spots. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will arrange a tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.77
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Arashiyama Rickshaw Tour and Japanese Foot Spa Combo in Kyoto

Arashiyama Rickshaw Tour and Japanese Foot Spa Combo in Kyoto

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Hop aboard a traditional rickshaw for a journey through the atmospheric streets of beautiful Kyoto. With your guide, this tour is an easily customized ride. Enjoy the serene shrines of west Kyoto’s Arashiyama neighborhood, discovering its picturesque Bamboo Grove and charming neighborhood. Then, experience a Japanese Foot Spa in a quiet location close to the center of Arashiyama. Choose from two popular choices for your unique foot-bath followed by a thorough lower leg and foot massage. Enjoy Japanese hospitality and atmosphere as you enjoy a drink of your choice along with Japanese snacks.
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  • 1 hour to 2 hours 50 minutes
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$74.45
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Kyoto from Osaka: Immersive Arashiyama and Fushimi Inari by Private Vehicle

Kyoto from Osaka: Immersive Arashiyama and Fushimi Inari by Private Vehicle

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This private tour makes it easy to visit Kyoto from Osaka for the day. The tour will focus on the beautiful Arashiyama area of Kyoto, with its bamboo groves, ancient temples and shrines, and the impressive Togetsukyo Bridge. You’ll also visit another Kyoto highlight, the Fushimi Inari Shrine, lined with thousands of red torii gates. Save time and hassle by getting around in a comfortable private vehicle.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$560.00
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$560.00
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Private Tour Guide Kyoto with a Local: Kickstart your Trip, Personalized

Private Tour Guide Kyoto with a Local: Kickstart your Trip, Personalized

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Discover Kyoto on a customized half-day tour with your own private guide who shares the best of the city. You can visit famous destinations like Golden Pavilion or Fushimi Inari Shrine, or explore districts like Gion or Higashiyama. After booking your tour, you’ll receive a short questionnaire that allows you to be matched with a like-minded guide for your visit to Kyoto.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.79
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$73.79
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Afternoon Arashiyama Bamboo Forest & Monkey Park Bike Tour

Afternoon Arashiyama Bamboo Forest & Monkey Park Bike Tour

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Combine natural beauty and close encounters with wildlife on this action-packed afternoon tour to Arashiyama Bamboo Forest and Iwatayama Monkey Park. To save tired legs, and help you get around with ease, bike and helmet rental is included. The trip showcases spectacular views of Kyoto from Iwatayama Mountain, the natural beauty of the bamboo forest, Sogenchi Pond Garden, and the chance to look out for Japanese macaque monkeys.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$122.83
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Kyoto Early Riser Platinum One-Day Tour

Kyoto Early Riser Platinum One-Day Tour

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First-time visitors to Kyoto who want a comprehensive overview of the city’s cultural highlights will love this private full-day tour. You’ll start out early in the morning, to beat the crowds and the heat of the day. Visit many must-see attractions, including the golden Kinkakuji Temple and the rows of red torii gates at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. There will be time for shopping at Nishiki Market, too.
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  • 8 hours
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$107.47
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Kyoto Sagano Insider: Rickshaw and Walking Tour
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Kyoto Sagano Insider: Rickshaw and Walking Tour

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Enjoy the highlight of Arashiyama, the bamboo forest, at an unique vantage point from the comfortable seat of the traditional rickshaw. Sit back and relax as your guide navigates carefully and safely through the traffic as you pass by other iconic sights of Arashiyama such as the Togetsukyo Bridge, the river side with Mt Arashi, charactaristic neighbourhoods and townhouses. Venture north to a quiet and traditional neighbourhood along a pilgrim path leading up the mountain. Get off the rickshaw to enjoy the preserved, traditional houses and landscape at your own pace. Visit one of those Machiya houses (Archive Hall) from the inside. Your guide will continue to explain the sights to you as you make your way to the comical and unique Otagi-Nenbutsuji Temple. On your way back to the rickshaw, stop at one of the thatched tea house for a cup of matcha or traditional sweets (optional). Back on the rickshaw head to your preferred finishing location.
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  • 3 hours 10 minutes
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$209.14
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One Day Tour : Enjoy Kyoto to the fullest!

One Day Tour : Enjoy Kyoto to the fullest!

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Take in the highlights of Kyoto in one day with a guide who shares insights into the city’s history and culture. Stroll through the picturesque Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, and visit three important temples and shrines: Kinkaku-ji temple (Golden Pavilion), Ryoan-ji temple—known for its Zen garden, and Fushimi Inari shrine—known for rows of bright orange torii gates. You’ll also walk into the Gion district where you might see a geisha.
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  • 8 hours
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$125.48
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Kyoto Private Tours with Locals: 100% Personalized, See the City Unscripted

Kyoto Private Tours with Locals: 100% Personalized, See the City Unscripted

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Spend the day with one of our hosts and visit 1500 temples - wait, just kidding, that would be impossible in a day. You’ll explore the city, experiencing a taste of what makes it so unmissable. Walk through its enchanting, historic streets and marvel at the traditional wooden architecture. Discover iconic attractions like the Golden Pavilion, the Kinkaku-ji Temple or explore areas like the geisha district of Gion. Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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  • 7 hours
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$135.27
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Kyoto Early Bird feat. Matcha Town Tour

Kyoto Early Bird feat. Matcha Town Tour

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Kyoto is the most famous tourist destination in Japan with plenty of wonderful sights to see. Here we offer a luxurious tour early in the morning that enables you to visit three of the most iconic tourist attractions in Kyoto. Enjoy the treasures of the former capital in a relaxing atmosphere thanks to fewer tourists compared to ordinary day-time tours. Be an early bird and avoid the crowd.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$108.75
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$108.75
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Kyoto Arashiyama & Golden Pavilion One day Fulfilling Tour

Kyoto Arashiyama & Golden Pavilion One day Fulfilling Tour

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This private full-day tour makes it easy to explore some of Kyoto’s highlights without the risk of getting lost. In the morning, head to Arashiyama, a peaceful district in western Kyoto where you can see wild monkeys, cross the Togetsukyo Bridge, and take a stroll in the bamboo forest. In the afternoon, be amazed by the golden Kinkakuji, a must-visit attraction in Kyoto.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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$107.47
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KYOTO Arashiyama - 180min SAKURA Tour

KYOTO Arashiyama - 180min SAKURA Tour

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TOUR LIMITED from March 27th through April 07th  ****************************************************************  Spend a perfect spring morning in Arashiyama. Visiting the refreshing bamboo forest and the Daikakuji Temple with its exquisite cherry blossoms. ************************************************************  Please understand that we are unable to guarantee the that the cherry blossoms will be in full bloom. The dates are selected based on previous years and this year’s estimates.  ************************************************************ Admission fees to the Daikokuji Temple are NOT included in the tour fee. The Admission fees are to be paid directly to the temple on the day of the tour.
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  • 3 hours
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$198.71
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Kyoto Full-Day Instagram Highlights Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide

Kyoto Full-Day Instagram Highlights Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide

Make your Instagram followers envious as you explore Kyoto on a customizable day trip to its most recognizable hotspots! Kyoto is synonymous with Old Japan, and it is indeed where you’ll be able to find many picture opportunities. You are going to check out the places with the best Kyoto aesthetic and it will be a treat for your eyes and your Instagram followers. From shrines to street art, this city is loaded with photogenic spots. Grab your camera and get your hashtags ready, here are the most Instagrammable places in Kyoto! The best thing about this day trip is that you choose the exact experience that you want. We will customize a six-hour tour that's best for you. Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 6 hours
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$95.96
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$95.96
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Kyoto Early Riser Privilege Tour

Kyoto Early Riser Privilege Tour

Kyoto is the most famous tourist destination in Japan. There are plenty of wonderful sights, but it is always busy with tourists from all over the world so it’s hard to enjoy Kyoto's original goodness in depth and quietly. Here we offer a luxurious tour that can enable you to visit three of the most famous tourist attractions in Kyoto with fresh air and fewer people in half a day. After this tour, you can spend your own time on your favorite activities.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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$107.47
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The Bamboo Forest & Private Zen Temple Experience

The Bamboo Forest & Private Zen Temple Experience

This is a private VIP tour and gives you an insider preview to the exquisite area of Arashiyama. You will visit the world famous Bamboo Forest, stroll through the quiet neighborhoods of Saga Arashiyama, followed by exclusive access into one of the most intriguing temples in the area. Exclusive access means you will enter a temple that is typically inaccessible to both tourists and locals and it will only be you and your guide. Your temple visit will include a tea ceremony and a Zen meditation session with an actual Zen Buddhist priest. Your certified guide will be there to bridge the gap and allow you to ask in depth questions about the meaning behind Buddhism, Zen, and Kyoto itself. This once in a lifetime experience is sure to be your highlight of not just Kyoto but Japan.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$191.91
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