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Afternoon Arashiyama Bamboo Forest & Monkey Park Bike Tour provided by Kyoto Bike Tour - The Bamboo Forest & Arashiyama

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Overview
Enjoy a late start and absolutely fall in love with Arashiyama on this amazing afternoon tour! Take a trip back in time where the very roads you ride were sub-temples of our World Heritage Tenryuji Zen Temple followed by a short hike up to the impressive panoramic view of Kyoto from Iwatayama Mountain and the accompanying Iwatayama Monkey Park. You will even experience some bamboo forest viewing and visits to some local shrines and temples not frequented by the crowds of tourists.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Saga-Arashiyama Station
    11-1 Sagatenryūji Kurumamichichō, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-8373, Japan
    Saga-Arashiyama Station, 11-1 Sagatenryūji Kurumamichichō, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-8373, Japan
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    Monkey Park Iwatayama
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Arashiyama Bamboo Grove
    Stop: 25 minutes
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  • 3
    Tenryuji Temple Sogenchi Garden
    Stop: 25 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    Saga-Arashiyama Station
    11-1 Sagatenryūji Kurumamichichō, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-8373, Japan
    Saga-Arashiyama Station, 11-1 Sagatenryūji Kurumamichichō, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-8373, Japan
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Departure Point
Saga-Arashiyama Station, 11-1 Sagatenryūji Kurumamichichō, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-8373, Japan
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Native English speaking bilingual guide
  • Bicycle
  • Helmet
  • Bottled water
  • Admission fees
  • Entry/Admission - Monkey Park Iwatayama
  • Entry/Admission - Tenryuji Temple Sogenchi Garden
Exclusions
  • No hotel pickup or drop off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • E-bikes, kid's bikes, bike trailer for child are available upon request (additional fee may apply)
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Caylee-Jade wrote a review Mar. 2020
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This tour was very informative and is a great opportunity to get you 'off the beaten track'. Peter was very approachable and took some wonderful photos along the way
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Jill P wrote a review Mar. 2020
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We had a fantastic time! We had Peter as our guide who was very friendly and knowledgeable. We had good laughs and good photo opportunities.This was one of our favourite activities during our trip to Japan.
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Bev H wrote a review Feb. 2020
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High-end, well-maintained bikes were ready when I arrived for the tour. A fun afternoon was had as we covered all the sites listed plus a few extras. Our guide, Ray, has a passion and deep knowledge of the culture and history of Japan. He is the consummate professional, but also
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from kyotobiketour, Owner at Afternoon Arashiyama Bamboo Forest & Monkey Park Bike Tour
Responded Feb. 6, 2020
Thanks so much Beverly! It was absolutely fabulous showing you around. I loved all the engaging questions and sharing your company. I am extremely humbled by your praise and I am pleased to hear you enjoyed the tour. Take care of yourself and I look forward to your return! Kindness, Ray
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Emma W wrote a review Jan. 2020
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I really enjoyed this fantastic tour. Ray is an excellent guide with in depth knowledge, a great manner and good sense of humour. The tour is a great combination of culture and countryside. The bikes are great, comfortable and good quality. The very next day I received over
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Response from kyotobiketour, Owner at Afternoon Arashiyama Bamboo Forest & Monkey Park Bike Tour
Responded Jan. 28, 2020
Thanks for the kind words Emma! That was a fun one! I enjoyed every minute of it. It was great sharing laughs and just an overall joy spending the afternoon together. Please drop by next time you are in town. Cheers, Ray
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wzc00 wrote a review Dec. 2019
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We had an amazing time! Ray was an excellent guide– incredibly knowledgable and enthusiastic. He made sure we saw everything we everything we wanted to and more! We started with a beautiful bike ride through some farm land before before heading over to the Bamboo forest,
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from kyotobiketour, Owner at Afternoon Arashiyama Bamboo Forest & Monkey Park Bike Tour
Responded Jan. 7, 2020
Hey lovely family! Thanks so much for the kind review! It was a real joy cruising around together and I loved watching your excitement with the monkeys. I hope you all enjoyed the rest of your travels in Japan! Please stop by the next time you are in Kyoto :) Kind regards, Ray
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By: Kyoto Bike Tour - The Bamboo Forest & Arashiyama
freecell2017
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Kyoto in 1 day
Had a great time on the tour despite the weather challenges. The weather forecast said no rain initially when we s
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Ahmed J
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This was a dream come true...
Me and my wife visited this beautiful location of Kyoto the Bamboo forest. and we both loved this beautiful bamboo
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B5021URerinb
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What a highlight!
Had such an amazing time being shown around by Peter, he is super knowledgeable and filled us in on so many little
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michelleannMelbourne
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Bamboo forest in the snow!
Despite being the only 2 people booked for this tour and the fact it was snowing to our delight the tour went ahead
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bcmdaisy
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So worth it!
We had such a wonderful time biking in the early morning. It was worth the early train trip. Our guide, Peter, was
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michaeljsmith8
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Unbelievable Experience!
An Amazing bike ride throughout Kyoto that allows you to gain a unique feel for the city while seeing the top sites
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862evanc
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My best Day in Japan!
Let me start off by saying, I never write positive reviews, but I had such an amazing experience I wanted to share
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athinap2020
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Great experience!
One of the most exciting and interesting experiences ever! The nature and the temples and town are just so beautifu
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Luisana70
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Best experience in Kyoto
This is a must as a first arrival in Kyoto! Ramon is amazing and in one day you see Kyoto highlights in a very fun
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kanza_ameenah_kashif
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Rurouni Kenshin!!
It really reminds me of Rurouni Kenshin!! Love the peaceful atmosphere and the bamboos were really tall and amazing
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danielguim
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A Great Experience
This was an awesome experience. I got an email confirming everything in advance and giving detailed directions abo
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MaripanSL
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Hands down the best way to know local Kyoto
We are not early birds. We are not the best bikers either. In fact, I’ve never ridden more than 5 miles per trip. B
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Ms.
Took a bike tour with Ray yesterday, a fellow Californian like myself :) Ray was amazing!!! He made my first tour t
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Y3183LVjessicag
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The most AMAZING day!
This tour has been the highlight of our Japan trip so far. Peter was extremely friendly and highly knowledgeable of
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DavidM23765
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The perfect introduction to Kyoto
If you like biking, take this tour. It's a long and full day and and left me feeling a bit exhausted and very satis
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