Arashiyama Walking Tour with Sagano Romantic Train

By Nippon Travel Agency


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  • Striking natural beauty & spiritual landmarks of Arashiyama
  • Togetsu-kyo Bridge, wooden bridge with long history
  • 14th-century Tenryuji Temple, a UNESCO-listed Zen monastery
  • Mystical 330-foot (100-m) path through a dense bamboo forest
  • Scenic beauty of the Hozukyo Ravine on Sagano Romatic train

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What's included, what's not

  • Guided tour of Arashiyama
  • Transport between sites via JR railway
  • Live tour commentary provided in English

Know before you book

  • Children 5 and younger are complimentary.
  • You must be able to walk approximately 3 miles (5 km) on relatively flat terrain.
  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

What you can expect

Immerse yourself in the scenic beauty and historic landmarks of Arashiyama on this afternoon outing to one of Kyoto's most breathtaking districts. Walk through a magical bamboo forest, wander the gardens of a 14th-century temple, and catch glimpses of colourful koi from the Togetsukyo Bridge.

Meet your guide at Kyoto Station and hop on the JR line to Saga Arashiyama. Set off on foot to reach Tenryuji Temple, the largest Zen monastery in western Japan. Admire the mountain-framed 14th-century temple and roam around the lovely ponds and gardens that fill the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Next, make your way into the stunning Sagano Bamboo Forest, traversing a surreal footpath in the dappled sunlight that streams through sky-high curtains of bamboo. Soak up the serenity of this mystical, 330-foot (100-m) trail and snap photos with the towering canes as your backdrop.

After experiencing the peaceful beauty of Arashiyama, take Sagano romantic train from Arashiyama station to Kameoka station. During this 20-minute journey, you can enjoy the scenic view of the forested hillside and the Hozukyo Ravine before you get back on the JR to return to your starting point.

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Masks required
  • Hand sanitiser provided
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Activity Location

  • Arashiyama
  • Arashiyama
  • Kyoto Kyoto 616-0007

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Nippon Travel Agency
    • Kyoto Station Higashishiokoji Kamadonocho, Shimogyo Ward
    • Kyoto Kyoto

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