Highlights in Arashiyama and Gion area 9 hours

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Tour Number

Activity Level

298576


Categories

Adventure / Active, Hiking and Walking, Nature and Wildlife, Religious Heritage

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Kids are always welcomed as they are supervised by a parent.
Let me know your children's age and I can adjust the tour for them.

Friendly: No.
Sometimes no elevator and slope, so you have to walk up and down.

Maximum travelers: 7

Language(s)

explanation

Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

Would you like to bask in Bamboo Grove Bath?


Bamboo Grove in Arashiyama is the best place to feel nature in Kyoto.
Straight-growing bamboo grows along an elegant walking trail that extends about 100 meters from the north side of Tenryuji Temple to the vicinity of the Okochi Mountain Villa. Feel the fatigue of walking slip away as you refresh your body and soul with a leisurely stroll along this cool, refreshing bamboo trail.
After Arashiyama's highlights, going to Gion area you can enjoy city shopping and traditional alleys.

Itinerary

Bamboo Grove:The walking paths that cut through the bamboo groves make for a nice walk
Tenryuji Temple:established in 1339 by the shogun Ashikaga Takauji (1305-1358) in memory of Emperor Go-Daigo (1288-1339), with the eminent Zen master Muso Soseki (1275-1351) appointed as founding abbot. UNESCO World Heritage site

Giouji Temple:a quiet temple surrounded by trees and a luxuriant moss garden.
Saga-Toriimoto Preserved Street:Much of this street along the way to the Adashino Nenbutsuji Temple has been preserved in the style of the Meiji Period (1868-1912).
or
Iwatayama Monkey Park:Located in the Arashiyama mountains, the entrance to the monkey park can be found just south of the Togetsukyo Bridge. After hiking uphill for about 30 minutes, visitors will find an open area with over a hundred monkeys roaming freely. There are also nice views down onto the city.

Finally going to Gion area, you can enjoy city shopping and traditional alleys, or Kyoto JR station, which is a huge modern complex BLD.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: (A)Your hotel in Osaka or Kyoto(air B&B is unacceptable because it's not a public place and there's no place to wait for you. We can meet at the closest hotel or station)

or

(B)Tourist Information OSAKA located Central concourse(1F) of JR Osaka Station (not ShinOsaka station, Bullet train St.)

or

(C)The lobby of Hotel GRANVIA Kyoto in JR Kyoto station BLD(Karasuma side 2F)

I'm waiting for you with your name on a board.

End location: The same as the meeting location or the final destination with my instruction to get back to your hotel

Duration: 9 hours

Transportation

public transportation and walking

What’s Included

My services as your private tour guide, Jokes and Laughs
Transportation, admission and meals for the guide

Estimated Local Cash Needed

1260 JPY - Transportation fare:460 JPY ~ 1580 JPY(JR train fare from Kyoto or Osaka and Hankyu train fare)
Admission fee:800JPY or 1050JPY(Tenryuji Temple + Giouji Temple or Monkey Park)

Local facilities sometimes do not accept a credit card, but cash only.

What’s Extra

Transportation fare & admission fee: the details are shown in Estimated Local Cash Needed column

Local facilities sometimes do not accept a credit card, but cash only.

Personal expenses, such as meals, drinks, snacks and souvenirs

Price of half day tours for busy tourists, skipping some destinations
within 7 hours: Jpy39,640
within 5 hours: Jpy37,480
If you're interested in these shorter tours, please let me know and I'll send you customized tour through Toursbylocals.

Restrictions

No special qualification to drive a car or a bus for tourists. Isurance is not included.

Please check my availability before you ask me in order to save your precious time.

A Recent Review of this tour

I would like to thank Mr Yoshioro. I would give him 4 stars. Just a few comments from our side. With the GIon walk a lot of emphasis on Mitchelin restuarants which we were not interested in as much, in comparison to the American tourists. Also we did the 5 hr tour, which was short, but overall he did well to show us the parks, gardens, riverside. He was very accommodating with taking photos of the family.
Archana Spahn

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