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Serene Arashiyama bamboo forest -from Hotel (MH04)

(Okochi Mountain Villa / Tenryuji Temple / Togetsukyou Bridge)

Arashiyama is a scenic spot in Kyoto where the cultural flavors and colors of the ancient royal court have been preserved. Take a moment to walk through the noted Tenryuji Temple, listen to the rustle of the bamboo leaves and cross the Togetsukyo Bridge, over the Oi River. Wander around the sites and in the shoes of the ancient people. Our government-licensed tour guides will show you around with warm hospitality and total dedication.

Bamboo Thicket Pic.


Tour Information

Every day : 9:00~12:30 (Prior booking required)


Program Fee

(Per Group in Japanese yen)

Number of
Over 5people *1



9:00 - 12:30







*1: each additional person

*The tour price includes the guide fee, transportation fee, and temple admission fee (the cost of lunch is not included).

(English guides are always available. Please contact us if you need French or Spanish guides.)


Okochi Mountain Villa Pic.

Okochi Mountain Villa

Nonomiya Shrine Pic.

Nonomiya Shrine

Tour Schedule

Pick up at your hotel

(The picking applicable hotels are limited to the hotels between Higashi-oji-dori and Nishi-oji-dori (to the east and west) and Imadegawa-dori and Jujo-dori(to the north and south). If you need a taxi or a hired car, an additional fee will be charged.)

Arrow Pic.

Okochi Mountain Villa

Arrow Pic.

Nonomiya Shrine

Arrow Pic.

Tenryuji Temple

Arrow Pic.

Togetsukyo Bridge

Arrow Pic.

End of tour

(Tour guide will assist you how to get to the subway station or the nearby bus stop for your next visiting spot or your hotel.)



*Please wear proper clothing and shoes for walking.


Reviews of this tour

Letters from guests


Hiroko was a fantastic guide and provided culture, history as well as activity and food recommendations.


We have had many guides over the years and she is one of, if not, the best.


She planned a great route and is highly organized and incredibly interesting.


I hope to see more of Japan with her in the future.




I have been meaning to email you to let you know how fabulous our tour was.

Hero, our tour guide was amazing & her knowledge spellbound us all.


We loved the area and hope to come back to Japan very soon.


I would highly recommend this tour to everyone who has not been to Kyoto.


Thanks for a great service again and please pass on this feedback to the guide.


Thanking you
Warm regards




Application Procedure

Step1: Please send the following information to IJCEE at info@ijcee.com.

  1. Desired program name 2. Desired date and time 3. Number of participants (including children) 4. Group leader’s name 5. Group leader's nationality 6.Your hotel in Kyoto


Step2: IJCEE will reply and inform whether or not the program is available.


Step3: Please purchase ticket(s) using the form below. You can pay with your credit card, debit card and PayPal acount.

When you click the "add to cart" button, you will be directly transferred to the PayPal shopping cart page. Please change the quantity if you would like to buy more than one ticket. Following this, please click the "Proceed to checkout" button.

Serene Arashiyama bamboo forest (MH04)

Per Group in Japanese Yen

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Step4:Payment from PayPal will be sent after receiving the program fee from you. Please come to the meeting place on the day with the copy of the mail. IJCEE staff will be waiting for you with name plate.

Tenryuji Temple Pic.

Tenryuji Temple

Togetsukyo Bridge Pic.

Togetsukyo Bridge

Cancellation Charge (Cancellation Policy)

If you cancel your reservation, the following cancellation rates and remittance charge will be charged.

  (1) 14 days - 3 days prior to the program date: 20 % of the program fee

  (2) 2 days of the day before the program date: 50 % of the program fee

  (3) a day before the program date: 100 % of the program fee