Kyoto: Arashiyama Bamboo Forest Walking Food Tour

4.8 / 5

8 reviews

Activity provider: Japan Wonder Travel

Kyoto: Arashiyama Bamboo Forest Walking Food Tour

Activity provider: Japan Wonder Travel

From US$ 112.98 per person

You will visit a bamboo forest, okochi-sanso and Tenryu-ji temple. Then, head for the Togetsu Bridge and enjoy a beautiful scenery. While walking, you'll try various types of local food at many shops.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Visit the bamboo grove, a very scenic spot
  • See Togetsukyo bridge and the world heritage, Tenryuji temple's garden
  • Enjoy many types of Kyoto food while walking
Full description
Start the tour from the JR Saga Arashiyama station. The Arashiyama district, located west of the Kyoto city center, has long been a scenic leisure spot. Many ancient aristocrats had their villas here 1000 years ago and enjoyed writing literature and poetry. Today, the area is one of the most popular tourist sites in Kyoto.  First, explore the Bamboo Forest and Okochi-sanso in quiet Sagano District, a peaceful neighborhood known for its beautiful maple trees. Then, visit Tenryu-ji temple which was built in 1339 by the Shogun Ashikaga in memory of the Emperor Go-Daigo and was a complex of more than 100 buildings. They were mostly destroyed by fires and civil wars over the years, but the traditional garden remains in its original form, designed by the monk Muso. Enjoy walking in the landscaped garden. During this tour, taste Matcha (japanese green tea), Negiyaki savory pancake, fried fish cake, and dango(japanese sweets). Then, head over to the Togetsukyo bridge which, as the area’s landmark, dates back to the 9th-century and provides a good photo taking spot for visitors today. At the end of this half-day tour, have a nice sweets. If you like, you can enjoy shopping around after the tour because the this tour finished in a district where you can find many souvenirs.
  • English guide
  • Food on menu
  • Hotel pick up
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

At the ticket gate of the JR Saga Arashiyama station, which is on the 2nd floor ( Please do not down the stairs.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes because you will walk approximately 3.5 KM on this tour
  • Please note that this is a group tour
  • Please advise when booking if you have an appointment or other plans after the tour because there could be a delay when the tour ends
  • Please advise the tour operator in advance if you have any food allergies
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 8 reviews

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Excellent tour with an excellent tour guide. Loved it.

September 17, 2022

I expected a better venue for the experience.

November 9, 2019

This tour was so interesting. A great way to learn so many things!

Thank you for providing so much information in such an enjoyable way. Highly recommend this tour and this company.

September 6, 2019

Product ID: 66059