Arashiyama Tour

Arashiyama Tour

Togetsu Bridge, Katsura River, Bamboo Forest & more!

Arashiyama Off the Beaten Path

Skip the crowds! Ditch the usual tourist spots and hop off at Saga-Arashiyama Station.
Our adventure begins here. Explore unique sights like the vibrant Kimono Forest and a hidden shrine tucked away from the hustle.

2h tour

Available in English

Tip based

Ever heard of the Sagano Scenic Train (aka the Torokko Train)? We’ll chat about this unique train as we start on our journey trough Arashiyama.

First stop: The vibrant Kimono Forest! A colorful display of traditional Japanese textiles awaits, perfect for capturing that Insta-worthy shot. We’ll then take a quick detour and pass by a hidden gem – a forgotten shrine tucked away from the hustle.

Next, we’ll follow the beautiful Katsura River. Along the way, we’ll learn about the iconic Togetsu Bridge and soak in some of the scenic beauty.

Ready for a touch of nature? We’ll take a short hike to a viewpoint where we will talk a bit more about the area.

The grand finale, we’ll descend and arrive at the awe-inspiring Arashiyama Bamboo Forest. Towering bamboo stalks creates a natural tunnel with light filtering through the leaves – the perfect ending to our walk!

Meeting Location

Meet up In front of 
Saga-Arashiyama station (the JR line),
on the South side of the station.

We will meet in front of the benches.

Map

Schedule

Things To Note

Stairs and steep slopes
Only for brave adventurers who can handle stairs and slopes, a small hiking path is a part of the tour.

What’s a “free tour”, you ask? Well, it’s a fun way to explore a city, where you get to learn about its history, culture, food, current happenings, and the way people live there. It’s become a top pick for travelers visiting any city.

Now, the term “free tour” might be a bit puzzling. “Free” here doesn’t mean you don’t pay anything. It’s more like a “pay-what-you-want” tour. You decide how much to tip the guide at the end based on how much you enjoyed the tour. It’s a cool system that puts you, the traveler, in control and helps improve the quality of the tour.

We just want to make sure you understand this “free” concept and appreciate the hard work of our guides. This way, we can ensure that you have the best experience possible.

How much should you pay? That’s totally up to you! We suggest deciding based on your experience and what you can afford.

Our guides are locals who work hard every day to boost their knowledge and make the tours fun and engaging. We’re confident they’re the best guides you could ask for in any destination.

Most travelers usually tip between ¥1000 and ¥2000 per person. But remember, it’s your call! You can give more or less depending on how much you enjoyed the tour.

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