Kyoto Arashiyama & Sagano Walking Food Tour
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Stop At: Nonomiya Shrine, 1 Saganomiyanomotocho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-8393, Japan
From meetup point (JR Saga Arashiyama Station), we will head to Sagano area and Jojakko-ji Temple at first.
On the way, we have a special local croquette and soy milk donuts.
Then, go through the small bamboo forest and Nonomiya Shrine (Shrine of Love).
After Nonomiya Shrine, the road will be very quiet and the scenery will be quite peaceful.
Enjoy the local atomosphere of Sagano Area.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Jojakkoji Temple, 3 Saga Ogurayamaoguracho, Ukyo, Kyoto 616-8397 Kyoto Prefecture
In Sagano area, we will find an old black gate.
That is entrance of Jojakko-ji Temple which is famous for the Maple and Mos.
Here, you will feel a sense of authentic Japanese beauty.
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: Mikami Shrine, 10-2 Ogurayamataguchiyama-Cho, Ukyo, Kyoto 616-8394 Kyoto Prefecture
Between Jojakko-ji Temple and Bamboo Forest, you will see a small shrine on your right hand.
The place is shrine of one part of our body.
You will know the uniqueness of Japanese worship.
After that, have a slow walking into the Bamboo Forest.
If you like, you can take a picture there.
If you like, the guide tell you the story about Bamboo.
Duration: 25 minutes
Stop At: Tenryuji Temple, 68 Saga Tenryuji Susukinobabacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8385 Kyoto Prefecture
After Bamboo Grove, there is World-Heritage-Site Zen Temple, Tenryu-ji.
Exploring the grande, and enjoy the seasonal flowers.
The specialty of this Zen Garden is its pond garden wiz surrounding mountain.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Arashiyama Kimono Forest, Sagatenryuji Tsukurimichicho, Ukyo, Kyoto 616-8384 Kyoto Prefecture
After you leave Tenryu-ji, we will head to Kimono Forest which is a collection of gorgeous cylinder-shaped pillars looks like traditional Japanese textile, Kimono.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Togetsukyo Bridge, Sagatenryuji Susukinobabacho, Ukyo, Kyoto 616-8385 Kyoto Prefecture
Since you have a long walking around Sagano area, your stomach has a space now.
Let's have a local Kyoto food, leak pancake (Kyoto style Okonomiyaki) and special fish cake.
And then, head to the most Iconic Bridge of Japan, Togetsu Bridge.
The view of the combination of this bridge & background woods are very scenic.
Enjoy the scenery like ancient aristocrats.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Hōrinji Temple, Arashiyama Kokuzoyamacho, Nishikyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-0006, Japan
If we have a time, let's visit the very local but beautiful temple.
Name is Horin-ji. Since it is not known by the tourists, it's very quiet. Normally, there are only local and monks.
From the terrace of this temple, you can overview the entire Kyoto city.
If you are lucky, you can see the local ceremony "ju-san-mairi."
In that ceremony, children aged 13 years old celebrate their age wiz formal dressing.
You will be impressed by their special Kimono which young ladies wear.
At the end of the tour, you will have a traditional Matcha & small rice cake wiz sweet red bean paste.
This tour ends around this place.
Since the end point is very close to, if you like, you can also visit the Monkey Park by yourself.
Also, if you have a question about your travel plan in Japan, feel free to ask your guide.
We will help you like your local friend!!
Duration: 30 minutes
Pass By: Monkey Park Iwatayama, 8 Genrokuyamacho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 616-0022 Kyoto Prefecture
After the tour, if you want to visit Arashiyama Monkey park, we can take you to the entrance of Monkey park.
Stop At: Arashiyama, Togetsukyo, Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8383 Kyoto Prefecture
We walk and eat around this area
Duration: 3 hours
- Professional and friendly local guide
- (Lunch) Croquette, Soy milk donut, Negiyaki, Deep fried fish cake, Maccha tea & Japanese Sweets
- Entrance fee for Tenryu-ji Temple & Jojakko-ji Temple
- Bottled water
- Entry/Admission - Jojakkoji Temple
- Entry/Admission - Tenryuji Temple
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Extra food and drink
- Other personal expenses
- Transportation fee to meeting point
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- A moderate amount of walking (App. 3.5 km) and stairs are included
- A maximum of 8 people per booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
The Arashiyama Bamboo Forest was worth the visit and Sirako San was the best guide I had on this first trip to Kyoto. Since I was the only one on this Food Tour, Sirako was like a friend showing me around Kyoto and helping me taste the best street foods Kyoto can offer. This tour is highly recommended and I hope you'll have Sirako san as your guide.
My wife and I were very lucky to get Akiko as our guide for a 4 hour walk around the area surrounding the Sagano/Arashiyama Train Station. I guess there is a similar street food walking tour near the Kyoto station but this tour is excellent as it is on the other side of the city, in its own neighborhood and has great street food. The tour also involves visiting several shrines and experiencing the neighborhood both at the street level and through the eyes of a local guide. My wife and I were lucky that we were the only ones on tour with Akiko. She is absolutely fantastic in explaining everything but also helping you experience everything. We also appreciated that the tour company really thought about the entire experience from the paths you walk and the places you visit and where and when you stop to eat a specific type of food. Each item of food we ate was really delicious although I think our favorite was the pancake. Also, each place we stopped at was not something you would easily know was the best or a local experience without being on the tour. My wife and I are big foodies and during our week in Japan we felt this was one of the best foodie experiences we had during our visit to Japan including when compared to all the Michelin starred restaurants we ate at. Wa Yamamura in Nara was the highlight of our trip and there was a great neighborhood sushi restaurant in Tokyo called Sushiya no Matsukan Azabu Honten no English so have the hotel call, only a few seats, Omakase so just enjoy what the chef offers but this experience ranked third ahead of other high end restaurants and therefore is a must do while in Kyoto. In addition to the food and just walking the neighborhoods with an experienced guide we also enjoyed the shrines we visited in this area. We did two other bus tours and walking around and eating local food at the same time is a great way to experience the culture of the area. Although I see from other reviewers that many of the guides are great, ask for Akiko.
Kazu and Woody were excellent guides. They made sure that we were comfortable with everything on the tour and even catered to our personal interest. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who likes food and experiencing nature and Japanese culture. Our guides were very informative and super nice.
Simply amazing. If you are going to be in Kyoto for more than a day I would put this a must do! Akito was a wonderful and engaging guide and the neighborhood of Arishiyama is simply gorgeous. You will get to see some wonderful views of the city from mountain side temples as well as have an amazing selection of food personal favorite the beef croquette but everything was good. Probably one of the best tours I have done in Japan.
Kazu is the best! Great food and we got some great pictures. A must do
Kazu was an excellent tour guide. Enjoyed the small group of people and the genuine interest in his country and the food and sights that they provide. This suburb of Kyoto is so peaceful compared to the city. The bamboo forest was super refreshing and relaxing as well. Enjoyed all of the stops and meeting new people. All in all, highly recommend and would take this again!
This tour was fantastic! Our tour guide, Kazu, was very personable and knowledgeable. Since we were fortunate enough to be in Arashiyama during Sakura I wanted to stop and take pictures of everything and the pace of the tour was such that I could. The foods we sampled were yummy. If Arashiyama and Sagano are not on your list of places to see while in the Kyoto area, you need to add them. I would highly recommend this tour. Kevin
Naomi, our guide is beyond sweet and enthusiastic. It was a rainy day but she soldiered on, keeping all of us interested and upbeat. The tour itself includes many beautiful sites with fun stops for local street food. I would definitely recommend this tour as a way to see this area with a guide. You will see much more than if you go alone.