The Bamboo Forest & Private Zen Temple Experience

3 hr, 30 min

E-Ticket

Group Tour

This is a private VIP tour and gives you an insider preview to the exquisite area of Arashiyama. You will visit the world famous Bamboo Forest, stroll through the quiet neighborhoods of Saga Arashiyama, followed by exclusive access into one of the most intriguing temples in the area. Exclusive access means you will enter a temple that is typically inaccessible to both tourists and locals and it will only be you and your guide. Your...
This is a private VIP tour and gives you an insider preview to the exquisite area of Arashiyama. You will visit the world famous Bamboo Forest, stroll through the quiet neighborhoods of Saga Arashiyama, followed by exclusive access into one of the most intriguing temples in the area. Exclusive access means you will enter a temple that is typically inaccessible to both tourists and locals and it will only be you and your guide. Your temple visit will include a tea ceremony and a Zen meditation session with an actual Zen Buddhist priest. Your certified guide will be there to bridge the gap and allow you to ask in depth questions about the meaning behind Buddhism, Zen, and Kyoto itself. This once in a lifetime experience is sure to be your highlight of not just Kyoto but Japan.
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Itinerary Details

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Bamboo Forest Street, Sagaogurayama Tabuchiyamacho, Ukyo, Kyoto 616-8394 Kyoto Prefecture

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Duration: 30 minutes

Important Details

Included
  • Entry/Admission - Bamboo Forest Street
  • Snacks - Light snack included with Tea Ceremony
  • Bilingual Guide
  • All Fees and Taxes
Departure Point
Mori, 20 Sagatenryūji Tsukurimichichō, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-8384, Japan
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.