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With just a 20 min. ride from Kyoto station, you can slip back into the scenery of 400 years past.
Sagano used to be a place for resort villas for aristocrats in the old days. No skyscrapers, just the wind flowing through the bamboo grove as you see low mountains surrounding you...surely a relaxing atmosphere. Our tour course and itinerary are throught out by Kyotoites living in Sagano, who know the best spots and things in the area. Kyoto guides invite you exckusively to Sagano, a Japanese gem, where only locals know.

Meeting point
JR Saga-Arashiyama Station outside the ticket gate
* You can use JR Pass to get to JR Saga-Arashiyama Station.

Access from JR Kyoto station (about 20 min.)
Take JR Sagano line (platform 32, 33) to JR Saga-Arashiyama station.
To join our tour, we recommend you take the 9:38 train from JR Kyoto station at the latest.

Locations visited
Kyoto Sagano Walk & Bamboo Forest

Half Day Walking Tour
Time: 10:00-13:00 (about 3 hours, no lunch)
Adult: 4,000 yen (minimun 2 people)
Child: 2,000 yen (Age 7-15) **children and infants must be accompanied by adult.
Infant: Free of charge (Age 0-6)

JR Saga-Arashiyama Station (10:00)
Take Kyoto bus (about 7 min. bus fare 230 yen)
Otagi-nenbutsuji temple (entrance fee 300 yen)
Preserved town area of Saga-Toriimoto
Bamboo grove
Nonomiya shrine (we dismiss here)

* This tour is not covered by insurance, so please participate in this tour at your own risk.
* Bus fare 230 yen per adult (120 yen per child) and entrance fee to Otagi temple 300 yen per adult are additionally needed.

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Family friendly
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Well worth a visit. Easy to reach from Kyoto by train.

A fascinating place to visit and easy to reach by local train. Plenty of restaurants for a choice of meals or snacks. Souvenir shops are everywhere. The famous Togetsu Bridge is also in the same place, but if you don't feel like walking over to...More

Thank larraine2016
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile
Overrated!!! Don’t go!!!

On several occasions, Condé Nast magazine featured stellar, colorful pictures of Kyoto’s Bamboo Forest without a single human being in sight. They ranked it among the top 50 most beautiful sites in the world. Of course, they also recommended Bruges, Belgium. What a disappointment that...More

Thank WilliamWillieWilson
Reviewed 30 June 2018
Christmas & New Year in Japan

There are so many amazing places to visit in Kyoto, and probably amongst the best well known is the famous Bamboo Forest. It is truly lovely and well worth the visit, however, don't expect to take pictures without tourists being part of the photograph!

Thank Neil W
Reviewed 20 June 2018
Tokyo To Kyoto To The Bamboo Walk

Just returned from Tokyo. It was a relatively hectic trip but since we got the JR pass for a week, we thought to just visit Kyoto too. Some commented that it is not possible and too rushing but if you do not mind to just...More

Thank SLHoliday13
Reviewed 11 May 2018
Worth every second spent there

Amazing scenery, pleasant walk, great atmosphere, never skip. Best when combined with cherry blossom around.

Thank Anna P
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