Sagano Bamboo Grove and Arashiyama Walking Tour with Optional Yakatabune Cruise, Kyoto tours & activities, fun things to do in Kyoto | VELTRA

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Sagano Bamboo Grove and Arashiyama Walking Tour with Optional Yakatabune Cruise Instant Confirmation

Tenryuji Temple winter

Tenryuji Temple in winter

Take a tranquil morning walk through serene Arashiyama, visit Tenryuji Temple and stroll the Sagano Bamboo Grove. Make your trip even more memorable with a river lunch cruise on a yakatabune (Japanese barge-style boat) along the scenic Hozu River.

  • Tenryuji Temple winter
  • Kyoto Sagano Bamboo grove in winter
  • Crossing the Togetsukyo Bridge
  • woman in bamboo forest cropped
  • Leisurely cruising downstream on a yakatabune
  • Scenic temple in Arashiyama
  • Bamboo grove Arashiyama Sagano
Nestled beneath the stunning Arashiyama Mountains of Kyoto, Sagano-Arashiyama is one of the most scenic destinations in Kyoto. Your morning stroll begins at Tenryuji Temple, home to one of the most acclaimed Japanese gardens in Kyoto. Stroll though the Sagano bamboo forest and visit Jojakkoji Temple.

After crossing the scenic Togetsukyo Bridge, you can opt to have a tasty Japanese-style lunch aboard a traditional yakatabune river cruise boat, the perfect way to drift downstream.

The region comes alive in bursts of colors and flowers especially in autumn and spring, creating an idyllic venue for strolling.
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Price
Sagano Bamboo Tour without Yakatabune Lunch Cruise
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2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
You can book a minimum of 2.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 83.73
USD 83.73
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 71.50
USD 71.50
Infant (Age 0-5)
free
free
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Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 83.73
USD 83.73
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 71.50
USD 71.50
Infant (Age 0-5)
free
free
  • Duration: 4 - 4.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Train fare / English-speaking guide / Entrance fee to Tenryuji Temple (Pond Garden) / Entrance fee to Jojakkoji Temple
  • Schedule
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  • Check-in
    Time & Location
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  • Check-out
    Time & Location
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  • 08:40 Meet at New Miyako Hotel
  • Kyoto Station
    Gather at New Miyako Hotel and travel on foot to Kyoto Station. Board a local train headed for Saga-Arashiyama.
  • Tenryu-ji Temple (30 minutes)
    Fall at Tenryuji Temple The head temple of Zen Buddhism in Kyoto, the famous Japanese garden uses the beautiful landscapes of Arashiyama as a backdrop and has been registered as a Special Place of Scenic Beauty.
  • Sagano Bamboo Grove
    20120313055341_1307909873_10001_4.jpeg Stroll through the beautiful bamboo groves, where the green bamboo reach for the sky.
  • Jojakko-ji Temple (30 minutes)
    A charming temple known for its stunning natural scenery, Jojakkoji overlooks the town of Sagano and the city of Kyoto.
  • Togetsukyo Bridge (30 minutes)
    Crossing the Togetsukyo Bridge A bridge over the Oi River, with great views of the surrounding scenery, which reflects on the river itself. This is a spectacular location for viewing cherry blossoms or colored autumn foliage.
  • Saga-Arashiyama Train Station
    Board the return train to Kyoto.
  • 12:30-13:00 Tour Ends at Kyoto Train Station
Package detail / Schedule
Sagano Bamboo Tour with Yakatabune Lunch Cruise
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
You can book a minimum of 2.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 133.59
USD 133.59
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 121.36
USD 121.36
Infant (Age 0-5)
free
free
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 133.59
USD 133.59
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 121.36
USD 121.36
Infant (Age 0-5)
free
free
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Train fare / English-speaking guide / Yakatabune cruise with lunch (Japanese food) / Entrance fee to Tenryuji Temple (Pond Garden) / Entrance fee to Jojakkoji Temple
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Check-out
    Time & Location
  •  

  • 08:40 Meet at New Miyako Hotel
  • Kyoto Station
    Gather at New Miyako Hotel and travel on foot to Kyoto Station. Board a local train headed for Saga-Arashiyama.
  • Tenryu-ji Temple (30 minutes)
    Fall at Tenryuji Temple The head temple of Zen Buddhism in Kyoto, the famous Japanese garden uses the beautiful landscapes of Arashiyama as a backdrop and has been registered as a Special Place of Scenic Beauty.
  • Sagano Bamboo Grove
    20120313055341_1307909873_10001_4.jpeg Stroll through the beautiful bamboo groves, where the green bamboo reach for the sky.
  • Jojakko-ji Temple (30 minutes)
    A charming temple known for its stunning natural scenery, Jojakkoji overlooks the town of Sagano and the city of Kyoto.
  • Togetsukyo Bridge (30 minutes)
    Crossing the Togetsukyo Bridge This bridge over the Oi River offers great views of the surrounding scenery, which reflects on the river itself. This is a spectacular location for viewing cherry blossoms or colored autumn foliage.
  • 12:00 Yakatabune Hozu River Cruise with Lunch (Approx. 60 minutes)
    Enjoy a Japanese-style lunch on a yakatabune, a traditional Japanese cruise boat. You will be taken across the Hozu River which is also a part of the Oigawa and Katsuro Rivers. Watch as the natural scenery passes by and take a moment to relax as you bask in the serenity of the surrounding landscape.
  • Tour Disbands at the Yakatabune Pier
Package detail / Schedule
Notes
Restriction(s)
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    • Children (ages 0-5 years) will be able to participate for free under the following conditions.
      Tour:
      An individual seat will not be provided. Please have them sit on the lap of their parent or guardian. If there are seats available, they are welcome to use it, however they will not be given seating priority.
      If you would like a guaranteed seat for a child (age 0-5 years), please book them as a child (age 6-11 years).
Required Items to Bring & Attire
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    • As this is a walking tour, please wear shoes and clothing that are suitable to walking. The total walking distance for this tour is approximately 3 km. 
Additional Note(s)
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    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • Public transportation will be used and seating will not be guaranteed.
    • If the boat cannot be boarded due to high water levels or other operational concerns, lunch will be served at a restaurant instead. In this case, JPY 2,000 per person will be refunded.
    • A boarding fee of JPY 1,000 is required for children aged 4 to 5 years for the yakatabune cruise (meal not included).
    • This tour ends at the boat pier. JR train tickets for travel between Saga-Arashiyama and Kyoto will be given to participants, so please return to Kyoto Station on your own.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
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    • You can book a minimum of 2.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between 18:00 local time, 7 business days to 18:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 18:00 local time, 2 business days to 18:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 40% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 18:00 local time, 1 business days to 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made after 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
Change policy
  • Please contact Veltra immediately if you make any changes to your booking once it is confirmed, as:

    ・Any changes made between 18:00 local time, 7 business days to 18:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.
    ・Any changes made between 18:00 local time, 2 business days to 18:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 40% of the total amount.
    ・Any changes made between 18:00 local time, 1 business days to 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
    ・Any changes made after 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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