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Sagano & Arashiyama: Bamboo Forest & Tenryuji Temple


This is a walking tour around Sagano & Arashiyama areas that are famous for the beautiful scenery with nature and the trails all surrounded by bamboo. 


Starting from Arashiyama station of the Keifuku-Arashiyama line, the walk continues to the local Shinto Shrine and the area whose atmosphere is otherworldly. Visit the Okochi Mountain Villa, and afterwards, escape the crowds and walk up to the spot with a view which leads to a look out over Hozu river. Walk down to the famed bamboo grove to Tenryuji Zen Temple. Enjoy the gorgeous view of Togetsu Bridge.


Your hotel→ Nonomiya Shrine→ The Bamboo Park→ walk through in front of Rakushisha→ Ogura Pond→ Okochi Mountain Villa→ Kameyama Park→ Bamboo Grove → Tenryuji Temple→ Togetsu Bridge

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◆Nonomiya Shrine
Nonomiya Shrine is a Shinto shrine where, in ancient times, unmarried imperial princesses stayed for a year or more to purify themselves afterwhich they were sent to Ise Shrine in Mie prefecture to serve as a representative of the Imperial family. The shrine famously appears in the tenth chapter of the Tale of Genji, a classic work of Japanese literature from the eleventh century and the world's first novel. The black torii (gate) at the entrance of the shrine is an example of the earliest style of torii - unlike later versions, the bark is exposed. It has become a popular destination for young singles who come to pray for marriage.

◆Okochi Mountain Villa
Okochi Mountain Villa is the villa and garden of samurai film star Denjiro Okochi (1898-1962). The grounds of the villa, located on the slopes of Mt. Ogura, are a traditional Japanese strolling that includes a garden, tea houses and shrines. arden The garden is vast and has a sense of elegance and austere simplicity. Okochi was a well-known pious Buddhist who built the Jibutsudo, a Zen meditation hall. It was said that Okochi wanted to create the perfect garden with everlasting beauty to contrast with beauty captured on film that deteriorates over time. Do you think he felt the end result was perfect? When you aim for perfection, you discover it's a moving target. ~George Fisher

◆Kameyama Park
Kameyama park is anice place to escape the crowds of Arashiyama. Its trail leads to a lookout over Hozu river.

◆Bamboo Grove
The atmosphere is otherworldly and it’s quite unlike any other forest you’ve ever experienced. You can hear the sound that bamboo leaves rub each other.

◆Tenryuji Temple
Tenryuji Temple, the head quarters of the Rinzai school of Zen Buddhism, is the top-ranked among Kyoto's Five ZenTemples.
The shogun Ashikaga Takauji built the temple in 1339 to comfort the spirit of the late Emperor Godaigo who passed away on Mt. Yoshino in Nara prefecture. This temple's garden, designed by the priest Muso Soseki, became the model for all later gardens that incorporate nature as a backdrop for their designs. It features a circular promenade around Sogen Pond, allowing visitors to enjoy the scenery of the garden from a variety of vantage points.

◆Togetsu Bridge
This bridge still retains the landscape in the past, especially at the full moon night, you can enjoy the elegant view of mountains and the bridge.


If you cancel your reservation, the following cancellation fees and remittance charge will be charged:
(1) 14-3 days before the program day: 20 % of the program fee
(2) 2 days before the program day: 50 % of the program fee
(3) one day before, on the departure day, or cancellation without notice: 100 % of the program fee


Basic Fee (Per Group)
Fee per Person
Age 6 - 11
3,600 JPY

Total Price = Basic Fee + Fee per Person * Number of Participants + Tax

4 hours

Nonomiya shrine、the bamboo park、 walk through in front of Rakushisha、 Ogura pond、 Okochi  Mountsin villa、 Kameyama park、 Bamboo Grove 、 Tenryuji temple、 Togetsu bridge


Guiding fee, Public transportation fee (For taxis or hired cars, additional fee will be charged.), Admission fee


Cost of meal and sightseeing activities


◆Please follow the guide's instruction during the program. We shall not be responsible for any accident caused by disregard of the instructions.
◆Please advise us if you have any religious or health restrictions, allergies, or the case where you would like to request a special care for participants, including children. Please email us at to check an availability and share the information.
Please note that any programs booked without an inquiry will not be guaranteed.
◆Our services are mainly offered in English. In addition, services in other languages, such as Chinese, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian are also available. In case you would like services in languages other than English, please inquire us at as soon as possible.  We will check the availability.
◆Our business hours are from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on weekdays. For inquiries received outside the business hours, we will look into it and respond on the next business day.
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◆Deadline for booking of this program is 10:00 am of 3 business days (JST) prior to the program date except for the peak season described in the note below.
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*Note : Peak season is from March 20th to April 30th.




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