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  • Kyoto: Arashiyama Guided Animal Walking Tour

    1. Kyoto: Arashiyama Guided Animal Walking Tour

    Arashiyama is famous for its shrines and temples but if you climb the mountain, you'll find the facility where more than 100 monkeys live. Join them in their world and pet and feed them safely. You will also visit famous tourist spots including Bamboo Forest Path which has one of the most photogenic spots in Arashiyama. Another highlight is Togetsukyo Bridge, an iconic bridge over the Katsura river. Relax here and take in the mountainous views.  Next, it's the animal time. Visit Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama. This is the park where wild monkeys come and visit from the mountain behind the park. You can pet, feed, and take photos of them. As the park is in the mountain, you can enjoy the changing greenery by the seasons. Then you're on to the cafe located along a river where you can munch on rice dumplings, fish, beer, and so on. Lastly, you can spend some time looking at the bamboo...

  • Kyoto: Kiyomizu Temple, Imperial Palace & Arashiyama Forest

    2. Kyoto: Kiyomizu Temple, Imperial Palace & Arashiyama Forest

    First stop will be the Kiyomizu Temple. Early in the morning before the crowds arrive, explore the temple's impressive architecture and take photos from Kyoto's most famous viewpoint  called 'the stage of Kiyomizu'. Next, walk down to the Otowa Waterfall and pray for your fortune. Your driver-guide will tell you about its history and the proper manner to drink the water. Then make a quick photo stop at the massive torii gate of the Heian Shrine.  Next stop is the massive Kyoto Imperial Palace, located in central Kyoto. Inside the palace, hear about the many different buildings and what role each one played. Explore the beautiful and tranquil Japanese garden.  You can then make a quick lunch stop at a local shopping mall, where you can choose from a variety of options. Experiencing real local life in this shopping mall, where there are few tourists. After lunch, visit Kinkakuji, also ...

    We had an absolutely wonderful experience! Our guide, Yuka, was incredibly knowledgeable, flexible to our interests, and a great photographer. would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Kyoto.

  • Kyoto: Private Photoshoot with a Professional Photographer

    3. Kyoto: Private Photoshoot with a Professional Photographer

    Capture your time in Kyoto with a photoshoot in one of the city's most popular attractions. Get your photo taken and learn about local monuments on this private experience. After your photo session, you'll receive professional-quality images to cherish. Select one out of four locations to have your professional photo session. Have your photoshoot amongst gardens and mountains views at Arashiyama Kimono Forest. Experience tradition and charm at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. See the famous red gates of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Explore the grounds of Yasaka Shrine and see the famous geisha district of Gion.

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We had an absolutely wonderful experience! Our guide, Yuka, was incredibly knowledgeable, flexible to our interests, and a great photographer. would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Kyoto.