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Western Kyoto Spiritual Tour: Forest Spirits of Bamboo and Zen

Kyoto, Japan


3 hours 30 minutesMobile & paper tickets accepted

Journey to the outskirts of ancient Kyoto to admire the stunning natural beauty of the Hozu river, surrounded by lush mountains and whispering bamboo groves. Visit dazzling ancient temples and embrace the spiritual and cultural side of Japan with a lesson in Zen meditation from a resident monk followed by a traditional matcha green tea ceremony. Spiritual enlightenment is (almost) guaranteed!

What's Included

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Zen meditation instruction
  • Matcha green tea ceremony and cup of tea
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Daihikaku Senkoji Temple
  • Additional food and drink
  • Souvenirs and any additional transportation

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Nonomiya Shrine, Sagano Miyamachi 1, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8393 Kyoto Prefecture

Nonomiya shrine is a small shrine surrounded by a bamboo grove. It has a reputation for helping women to find love or to wish for children and for a safe childbirth. Visitors can purchase amulets for a good relationship, conception of a child and more.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Sagatenryuji Susukinobabacho, Ukyo-Ku, Kyoto 616-8385

The Location

Where To Go

JR Saga-Arashiyama Sta. Public Bathroom, Japan, 〒616-8373 京都市右京区Ukyo Ward, Sagatenryūji Kurumamichichō, JR嵯峨嵐山駅南側

Departure time

2:00 PM


Kyoto, Japan

Return details

Arashiyama Station, Arashiyama Higashiichikawacho, Nishikyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-0002, Japan

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please wear modest, casual dress and comfortable walking shoes.
  • In case of closure of the temple the tour will not run. The booking can then either be changed to an alternative date or otherwise we will partially refund the customer.
  • In severe weather conditions some of the walks may be slippery in case of rain.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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