Kyoto Tour -Try traditional Japanese confectionery in the refreshing atmosphere of Arashiyama! -

Try traditional Japanese confectionery in the refreshing atmosphere of Arashiyama!

Offered in Japanese (English translations via Zens friend)
2.0 hours in total
Meal not provided

What to expect

Wander among peaceful bamboo groves and elegant mountain temples of rural Japan as you explore the fascinating areas of Arashiyama during this 2 hour walking tour.

During this 3 hour trip, we will take a walk through the Arashiyama area which has been a popular destination since the Heian Period (794-1185), when nobles would enjoy its natural setting.

About your host, Zens Friends

Zens Friends are the people who have the heart of hospitality.
Zens Friends are not just your interpreters. They are Japanese ‟locals”, and your “friends”. As ‘Zens Friends’ is a local, you can explore Japan as a local not just as a tourist.

Zens Friends will guide you through the tour!

Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

Arashiyama Bamboo Grove is one of the most famous and photographed sights where you can see beautiful nature of Kyoto. Once you walk into the groove, you will feel like being in another world.

Get a sense of ancient Kyoto

Tenryu-ji, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is a temple founded by shogun Ashikaga Takauji. It is surrounded by a huge stroll garden and pond, and Arashiyama hills.

Take a rest, feel Kyoto

Arashiyama Shoryuen is a place where you can find variety of Kyoto products and Kyoto traditional craftworks. Let’s try traditional Japanese confectionery in the refreshing atmosphere of Arashiyama!

You may keep travelling around the district after the tour! Zens Friends can offer you some recommendations of where to visit in Japan!


Guide Fee

Not Included

Food and Drink fee
Transportation fee

What we'll offer

Zens Friends will support your travel by......
・Introducing recommended places
・Making reservations
・Taking pictures

Sample Itinerary

Meeting at Saga Arashiyama station
| 10 min. walk
①Bamboo Groove (20min.)
| 5 min. walk
②Tenryu-ji Temple (60min.)
Entrance fee: 500yen
| 5 min. walk
③Arashiyama Shoryuen (30min.)


Please book the tour at least 3 days prior to the desired date.
The inside fish market can be visited only on weekdays, in the morning.

Where to meet

Meeting Place : Saga Arashiyama station

¥ 5,000 ¥ 2,000

(60% off) + tax



2 days or less: No refund
3-7 days: 50% of activity price
7-14 days: 70% of activity price
More than 15 days: full refund

¥ 5,000 ¥ 2,000 per person + tax