Arashiyama – the second important district of Kyoto – is a land of various wonderful places waiting to be discovered. Sample the traditional Japanese green tea in Okochi Mountain Villa, soak in the green space of Arashiyama bamboo groves, and visit the ancient accommodation of Imperial Princesses.

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Duration: 4 hours
Start/End: Kobe port/Kobe port
Highlights: Okochi Mountain Villa, Arashiyama bamboo forest, Nonomiya Shrine, Tenryuji, Togetsu-Kyo Bridge
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Tour Category: Kyoto shore excursions

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Arashiyama-Bamboo-Forest-Kyoto-shore-excursionsUpon arrive in Kobe or Osaka port, driver and guide will transfer you to Arashiyama district to visit the first place – Okochi Sanso Villa. This place is home to beautiful gardens and building such as living quarters, a Zen meditation hall, and Japanese-style teahouses where you can enjoy a cup of green tea with a traditional snack.

Okochi-Mountain-VillaThe next place in this Kyoto shore trip is Arashiyama bamboo forest– one of the most spectacular sights in Japan. The site is a small way between lines of tall green bamboo groves. Freely stroll along, soak in the endless peaceful atmosphere, and listen to the harmony of light wind swaying bamboo stalks. A visit to Arashiyama bamboo groves brings an incredible and unforgettable experience.

Arashiyama-bamboo-forestAfter that, head to Nonomiya Shrine where served as the accommodation belonged to the Imperial unmarried princesses preparing to become High Priestess of the Grand Shrine of Ise.

The last spot is Tenryuji – the most impressive Zen temple in Arashiyama, and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The legend said that there was a priest dreaming about a dragon rising from the nearby river. Then people built this temple with the original name is Heavenly Dragon. On the way back to Kobe port and complete the trip, you will drive through Togetsu-Kyo Bridge.

What’s included?

  • Round trip transfer from the port in private air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee and port fee
  • 1 bottle of water per person per day

What’s excluded?

  • Pre & After accommodation
  • Other drinks
  • Lunch
  • Tips
  • Other personal expenses