Day Tour

[Virtual Tour] Kyoto Arashiyama & Sagano Tour led by Local Expert with National Guiding License

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per person USD 23
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On this virtual tour, experience sightseeing in the Arashiyama and Sagano areas of Kyoto, one of the popular sightseeing regions of Japan, from the comfort of your own home.

Day 1:


This virtual tour is led by a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter in real time. In order to make it so that participating customers feel as if they are strolling around, you will be shown pre-recorded tour footage while a knowledgeable National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter with a hospitable heart provides explanations for sightseeing spots and Japanese culture. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to mention them to the guide right then and there!

This virtual tour is modeled after a walking tour. At Tenryu-ji Temple, which is a registered World Heritage Site, you can view the beautiful Japanese garden while being told about the history of the temple as well as Zen Buddhism. At the Bamboo Grove Path, one of the sites that symbolize Sagano, enjoy the simulated experience of riding on a rickshaw. The tour will also visit popular staple sightseeing spots such as Arashiyama Monkey Park where visitors can see wild Japanese macaques up close, a shopping arcade lined with souvenir shops, Togetsukyo Bridge as it shows off its seasonal beauty with Mt. Matsuo and Katsura River in the background, and more. In addition to that, there will be an introduction to Japan's unique culture via Buddhist vegetarian cuisine and bamboo craftwork, and more, providing for a lot of content.

Day 1:


11:00a.m. (Japan time)

Depart from Saga-Arashiyama Station

After greetings from the guide, the tour will depart Saga-Arashiyama Station (start of tour video).

 

Rickshaw Ride

The tour will be taken on a course that departs from Saga-Arashiyama Station and goes through Nonomiya Shrine, Rakushisha (the "Hut of Fallen Persimmons"), and Bamboo Grove Path. (Does not include entry to Nonomiya Shrine and Rakushisha.) Visit sightseeing spots at an exquisite speed that is faster than walking but slower than a car. And, as the eyeline is higher than sightseeing on foot, the view from the rickshaw allows participants to enjoy a slightly different scenery and atmosphere. Communicating with the rickshaw driver, who is thoroughly knowledgeable on the local area, is also one of the highlights. Experience new encounters at the travel destination.

 

Sagano Bamboo Grove Path

Visit the Bamboo Grove Path, which is famous as a symbol of Sagano. You will surely be able to enjoy the picture- and video-worthy scenery. On this tour, you can not only enjoy the scenery, but also experience the bamboo grove from various angles along with an explanation from the guide on the ecology of bamboo.

 

Tenryu-ji Temple

This Zen temple is registered as a World Heritage Site and stands in one of Kyoto's leading sightseeing areas. The Japanese garden is complemented by the beautiful landscapes of Arashiyama, and has been registered as a Special Place of Scenic Beauty.

 

Lunch at Tenryu-ji Temple's Shigetsu

There will an introduction of Buddhist vegetarian cuisine, which is said to have its origins in Zen Buddhism. Buddhist vegetarian cuisine is prepared without any animal products, allowing it to gain attention among vegetarians as well. On this tour, you'll hear an explanation from the guide on the origin and preparation method of Buddhist vegetarian cuisine, the meal etiquette peculiar to Japanese food, and more.

 

Bamboo Craft Experience

There will be an introduction of bamboo craft, one of Japan's traditional crafts. Listen to an explanation from a bamboo craftsman and the guide and watch a bamboo basket weaving experience where a shikainami basket is made.

 

Sightsee on foot to Togetsukyo Bridge

The tour will travel along the shopping arcade which is lined with souvenir shops on the left and right sides. There will be an introduction of Kyoto specialty items, staple souvenirs, and more.

 

Togetsukyo Bridge

Togetsukyo Bridge features Mt. Matsuo and Katsura River in its background and shows off its seasonal beauty with cherry blossoms in spring, colored leaves in autumn, and more. The approximately 155 meter long bridge has a wide view and is known by many people as the symbol of Arashiyama scenery.

 

Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama

At Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama, there are currently around 120 Japanese macaques living in the wild. See Japanese macaques--a rarity even within the country--right up close. From the rest area located at an elevation of 160 meters, you can enjoy a sweeping view of Kyoto City.

 
~12:00p.m.
Arrive at Saga-Arashiyama Station, Tour Ends

Departure Date

Every Wed (Start time 11AM Japan Time)

Minimum Participants Required

1 person

Inclusion

National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter, Q&A session with National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter, Virtual tour video

Not include

Actual sightseeing on location, Live broadcast from sightseeing spots


1.

[Operation Conditions/Tour Conditions]

*Watch the trailer on YouTube!
https://youtu.be/2VB8EultZHI

- This tour is a virtual tour via Zoom. Please note that this is not a live broadcast of an actual tour/from sightseeing spots.

- Please download Zoom on a smartphone or computer beforehand.

- The Zoom URL will be sent to the email address entered during booking by 1 hour prior to the tour on the day at the latest.
*Use of the login URL is limited to customers who have made a booking.

- On the day, the National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter will be on standby 10 minutes prior to start. Customers are recommended to connect early.

- There may be a change of time, etc. depending on signal conditions on the day or other reason. Thank you for your understanding.

- There will also be a question and answer session. Please feel free to say something.

- The video and guide may be difficult to hear. Customers are recommended to participate in a quiet location.

- If the minimum number of participants (1) is not met by 2 days before the scheduled date, or due to other operational management circumstances, the tour on that date may be canceled.
Regarding Using Zoom:

- The Zoom meeting room opened online can be entered 10 minutes prior to start.

- For first-time users of Zoom, in order to prevent trouble when starting, please enter the room prior to the start time.

- While participants can enter and leave the room as they please, refunds will not be issued if participation time is shortened due to participant circumstances.

- For Zoom's basic operation methods, please check the Zoom official website below.
https://support.zoom.us/hc/ja

- *We will not take any questions relating to Zoom. Also, we take no responsibility for any errors or trouble that occur because of Zoom.
   If you have any questions on how to use it, etc. please inquire with Zoom.

2.

[Disclaimers]
- Please note that refunds cannot be issued even in the event that customers are not able to participate on the tour due to an error in the email address entered when booking. Please enter the correct email address.
 

- Please note that refunds cannot be issued in the event that customers cannot participate on the virtual tour or end up participating partway due to trouble with the Zoom app or their device or due to an unstable Internet environment.
 

- During the virtual tour, there may be unexpected disruptions to images or sound depending on the signal condition.
 

- [Virtual Tour] Kyoto Arashiyama & Sagano Tour led by Local Expert with National Guiding License (2nd Session, From 16:00 JST) has a different starting time but the same content as this tour. Please select one of the times that fits your schedule.
 

- The tour may be recorded to improve quality. Thank you for your understanding. (*The recording is not publicized online.)

3.

[Booking to Day Prior to Tour]
(1) Book virtual tour
(2) Zoom URL is sent to email address entered during booking
*The email subject line will be " Kyoto Arashiyama & Sagano Tour ".


[Day of Tour] 
(1) Connect to Internet
(2) Click on sent Zoom URL
(3) Enjoy a virtual tour with online conversation with the guide and tour video of sightseeing spots on Zoom.
*In the event that the email with the Zoom URL does not arrive, please contact the agent that handled your tour booking.


[Important Notes/Supplements: Regarding Tour Content]
The destinations and menu for this virtual tour vary from the actual tour content of the "Kyoto Sagano Bamboo Grove & Arashiyama Walking Tour (No Yakatabune Lunch Cruise)" and "Kyoto Sagano Bamboo Grove & Arashiyama Walking Tour with Yakatabune Lunch Cruise" Sunrise tours. Thank you for your understanding

Please contact JTB Reservation Center for the pickup service to assembly place.
JTB Reservation Center : Tel 1(800) 223-6104, email reservation@jtbusa.com

Date & Price Tour Start Tour End Departure Adult Single Supplement
01/01/2021 12/31/2021 Kyoto $ 23 $ 0
Cancellation rates will apply to the tour fare. If notice of cancellation is received on tour starting date, or in case of failure to show without notice、100% of the tour fare. days or more days prior, no charge Cancellation period is based on United State PST time.. Notice must be received during JTB USA office hours. Mon. - Fri., 9:00AM-5:30PM PST Except National Holidays.

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