The Greatest Kyoto Bamboo Grove Private Tour


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    Discover some of Kyoto's top attractions on this private day tour of Arashiyama and beyond. With your knowledgeable host on hand, savor the sights and sounds of this iconic region as you travel from the city center to the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest.

    Visit the golden H-rin-Ji temple that was built in 713 AD and get the chance to feed playful macaques at Iwatayama Monkey Park. Cross over the Katsura River and the Ooi dam via the wooden Togestukyo bridge, and keep an eye open for cherry blossom trees on your way to Kameyama Park.

    Sip local tea and wander around Okochi-Sanso Villa – hearing more about the late great samurai star and his lasting influence on Japanese cinema. Make it to Bamboo Alley - the highlight of any trip to Arashiyama and a nationally designated Place of Scenic Beauty.

    For a grand finale, follow the route to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Tenruji, and Rinzai Zen temple complex. Finish off an epic day and follow the Kimono Forest back to Randen tram station.

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