Kyoto is one of Japan’s most popular travel destinations and with over 50 million annual visitors,
it can get busy.
This tour makes an early start so you can avoid the crowds and cram much more into your day.
Stroll around the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove before the tour groups arrive,
visit Kinkaku-ji temple (Golden Pavilion) right as it opens,
and walk through the torii gates of Fushimi Inari (Shrine) before the midday heat.
What to Expect
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Arashiyama, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, KinkiIn the fresh early morning air, we walk through the renowned bamboo forest before the site gets busy. The beauty of the bamboo grove in the morning sun is exceptional.
Let’s stop and close our eyes.
We can hear the bamboo trunks and leaves touch each other in the morning breeze and making sounds that heal our heart tenderly.Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Kinkakuji Temple, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, KinkiThis famous Zen temple is an icon of Samurai culture.
You enter this venerated temple right after it opens in the morning when few people visit.
At this hour it is possible to get a good look at the gilded building and its beautiful appearance reflected in the pond and to take pictures at your own pace.Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Fushimi Inari-Taisha Shrine, Fushimi, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki
The beautiful tunnel of thousands of vermilion torii gates is so famous and picturesque.
These torii gates are offered by worshippers in appreciation for the good fortune they received from the deity enshrined here.
Why don’t you, too, offer a prayer and change your luck?
Duration: 1 hour
Returns to the original departure point
Drink and Food
Entry/Admission – Kinkakuji Temple
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Not wheelchair accessible
- comfortable shoes for walking
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate