Beyond Arashiyama Bamboo Forest: Trekking with Authentic Zen Temple Monk Experience – 4 Hrs

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  • Experience the tranquil beauty of Arashiyama as you venture beyond the iconic Bamboo Forest
  • Immerse yourself in the practices of Zen Buddhism as you learn the art of meditation and sacred chants from a qualified monk
  • Trek to the mountaintop temple of Daihikaku Senkoji and marvel at panoramic views of Kyoto, Arashiyama, and the Hozu River valley
  • Delight in a traditional tea ceremony amidst the serene surroundings
  • Explore the Bamboo Forest, Nonomiya Shrine, and Randen Keifuku Arashiyama station
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About this activity

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  • Trip type

    Half Day

  • Duration

    4 Hours

  • Confirmation

    Instant Confirmation

  • Cancellation policy

    Free cancellation (before 24 hours)

Available Tuesday
The TripGuru Promise

The TripGuru Promise

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  • Awesome Local Guides
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  • Solo Traveler Friendly
Small Groups

Small Groups

Small enough allowing you to explore each place independently, but big enough to create a fun social atmosphere. Average group size does not typically exceed 9 people – no busload trips or tourist traps!
Local Experts

Local Experts

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Private Car

Private Car

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Solo Traveler Friendly

Solo Traveler Friendly

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What is included

  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Unique Daihikaku Senkoji Zen Mountain Temple Experience
  • Snacks
  • Drinking water
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Personal expenses


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    Depart from meeting point

  • 2


     Bamboo (Forest) Groves of Arashiyama 

  • 3


    Nonomiya Shinto Shrine

  • 4


     Arashiyama (Kameyama) Park & Observation Point

  • 5


     Horinji Temple Observation Deck & Hozugawa Riverside Walk

  • 6


     Daihikaku Senkoji Zen Moutain Temple Experience

  • 7


     Hozugawa Riverside Walk

  • 8


     Randen Keifuku Arashiyama Station & Kimono Forest

  • 9


    End of tour at Randen Keifuku Arashiyama (trolley) station

  • 10


    Itineraries are for reference only and subject to change.

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