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Walking Tour in Arashiyama

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    kansai tour

  • Locations

    Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan

  • Activities

    Heritage-History Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    $200 USD per person
  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Starting Location

    JR Kyoto station or at your hotel

  • Price Includes

    Admission fee for Okochi Sanso, Rakushisha, and Gioji temple

  • Notes

    Transportation during the tour for both guests and guide not included and shall be paid by the guests. Lunch is not included in the guide fee. Any admission fees for other temples or locations which require admission not included. Guide fee for 20,000 yen per person is requested to be paid in cash on the day of tour. If the tour hour exceeds 4 hours, a payment of additional 2,000 yen per hour per guest shall be requested.


  • "Okochi Sansou" or "Okochi Mountain Villa" is the former home and garden of the Japanese jidaigeki or period film actor Denjirō Ōkōchi. The grounds of the villa encompass approximately 20 thousand square meters and feature multiple buildings, including a Japanese style home, tea houses, and shrines,
  • Arashiyam's bamboo forest is one of the most photographed sights in the city. But no picture can capture the feeling of standing in the midst of this sprawling bamboo grove!
  • "Rakushisha" or a small cottage is of historical significance for fans of Japanese poetry and haiku, for here lived poet Mukai Kyorai, one of the ten disciples of Matsuo Basho. Visitors can read a haiku poem under the trees in a serene nature of suburbian Kyoto.
  • Gioji temple is a Japanese nun temple, where four noble ladies in the 12th century who were the sport of destiny. The temple is famous for its beatiful moss garden.


Trip Info

Experience a guided 4-hour walking tour in Arashiyama, visit Okochi Sansou, an early 20th century movie star’s mountain retreat, walk through Sagano’s Bamboo forest, and enter Gioji; a moss temple. Finish this diverse and varied trip by visiting Rakushisha, an ancient poet’s remote cottage.

Your adventure awaits!

kansai tour

Mayumi Otsuji is a certified tour guide specializing in the Kansai region in Japan. While currently working as a tour-guide and conference interpreter and translator, Mayumi also teaches an interpreter and translation course at Kansai Foreign Language University and Simul Academy, a professional language school, both of which are based in Osaka.

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