Encounter the creatures of Kyoto’s mountains and rivers

6 hours-¥36,000~/per group
Let’s meet the Japanese giant salamanders and monkeys of Kyoto's rivers and mountains
Surrounded by mountains on three sides, Kyoto is known as a city where one can enjoy the natural scenery of the four seasons. In addition, various large and small rivers sourced from the mountains flow through the city, and a variety of creatures live in this rich natural environment. This tour, which focuses on Kyoto's nature, offers sightseeing in Arashiyama, one of Kyoto's most famous scenic spots, and encounters with the creatures that live in Kyoto's mountains and rivers.
Explore Arashiyama in the morning when there are fewer tourists, visit breathtaking tourist attractions such as Tenryu-ji Temple and the Bamboo Forest, then cross the emblematic Togetsukyo Bridge and head to Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama. The park is home to about 120 adorable wild Japanese macaques, which can be observed in their natural habitat.
In the afternoon, we will move to Umekoji Park for lunch before heading to the KYOTO AQUARIUM. The KYOTO AQUARIUM recreates Kyoto's rich natural environment, allowing visitors to see the ecosystem of living creatures nurtured by the blessings of Kyoto's water. Particularly noteworthy is the Japanese giant salamander, which is endemic to Japan and one of the world's largest amphibians. The KYOTO AQUARIUM offers an excellent opportunity to observe these rare creatures, which are found only in parts of western Japan.

The KYOTO AQUARIUM is operated under the theme of coexistence of life created by the blessings of Kyoto's nature and water, and allows visitors to observe a wide variety of creatures living in Kyoto's sea and rivers. Particularly noteworthy is the Japanese giant salamander, a national Special Natural Monument also known as a “living fossil” and “one of the largest amphibians in the world”. At the KYOTO AQUARIUM, visitors can closely observe the life and habits of these rare and mysterious creatures.
Furthermore, there is an area to observe sea creatures, including a large aquarium that recreates the sea of Kyoto where about 50 species of creatures are displayed, a 360-degree panoramic aquarium called “GURURI” where visitors can observe numerous water jellyfish, and a dolphin stadium with an open 180-degree panoramic view, allowing for many encounters in unique aquariums.
The KYOTO AQUARIUM is located in Umekoji Park, which is surrounded by forests and lawns, and is loved by locals as an oasis within the park. Chairs are provided in front of the aquariums so that visitors can sit back and relax while admiring the creatures. Take a peek into the lives of these fascinating creatures in a relaxing and calm space.
Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama

Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama is home to about 120 wild Japanese macaques, which can be seen in all four seasons throughout the year. Since there are no fences in the park, visitors can observe up-close Japanese monkeys living freely in their natural habitat. It is also possible to feed the monkeys through a wire fence from inside the rest area. In addition, the park's observation deck offers a spectacular view of Arashiyama and the cityscape of Kyoto.
What's Included
◎ English-speaking guide
◎ Admission ticket to KYOTO AQUARIUM
✕ Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama Admission fee
✕ Tenryu-ji Temple Admission fee
✕ Food and drinks
✕ Transportation costs
What To Expect
9:00 Meet at Randen Arashiyama Station
9:10 Sightseeing in Arashiyama
   - Tenryu-ji Temple
   - Bamboo Forest pathways
   - Togetsukyo Bridge
   - Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama
12:30 Lunch
   - Umekoji Park
15:00 End of the tour

※The route is subject to change
Other Details
Dates Everyday 9:00-15:00
※ The start time can be changed.
Fee The price per person varies depending on the number of participants.
An additional ¥6,400 will be added for each additional adult.
In addition, the additional fee for children varies depending on their age.
16-18 years old ¥5,800, 6-15 years old ¥5,200, 3-15 years old ¥4,800

On-site admission fees to Tenryu-ji and the Monkey Park, including those of the guide, are at the customer’s expense. (If you wish to share a meal with your guide, please pay for the guide’s meal as well)
Arashiyama Bamboo Forest
Tenryu-ji Temple
Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama
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Additional Info
・The reservation will be confirmed once advance payment has been received.
・More information about the tour will be sent by email after your application.
・Please book at least 2 days in advance so that we can build the best experience for you.
・Applicants must be at least 18 years old to apply. Minors must obtain the consent of a parent or guardian before applying.
・The experience may be canceled or postponed at short notice, or the content may be changed due to traffic conditions, etc.
・The experience may be filmed and posted on social networking sites or used in articles.
・We may share your responses to surveys and reviews on our social networking sites and media.
Cancellation policy
・Please note that the ticket fee for KYOTO AQUARIUM is non-refundable after payment has been made.
・For refunds except for the ticket price, the cancellation policy is as follows:
Free of charge if canceled up to 3 days before the tour date, 50% 2 days before, and 100% the day before or on the day of the tour.
・Special Cases (Natural disaster, virus, etc.): Full refund
・Bank transfer fees for refunds in the event of cancellation will be borne by the customer.
¥36,000~/per group
・Prices include tax.・The price per person varies depending on the number of participants and their age.・Advance payment via PayPal ※ The fee will be subject to a PayPal transaction fee (4.1% + 40 yen).
* Children under 18 years old.
Where you'll be
63-1 Sagatenryuji Susukinobabacho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-8385

Meeting place: Randen Arashiyama Station
Approx. 8 min. walk from JR Saga-Arashiyama Station
Approximately 45 minutes by bus from JR Kyoto Station (get off at Arashiyama Tenryuji-mae (Randen Arashiyama Station)), 2 minutes walk from the bus stop