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Western Kyoto Spiritual Tour: Forest Spirits of Bamboo and Zen

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右京区, Japan
Western Kyoto Spiritual Tour: Forest Spirits of Bamboo and Zen

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Have a spiritual experience missed by most visitors to Japan on this tour from Kyoto. Journey outside of the city into the picturesque surroundings of the Hozu river, surrounded by mountains and bamboo groves. Visit ancient Buddhist temples and enrich your experience of Japan's spiritual side with a guided Zen meditation session with a resident monk. Afterward enjoy a traditional matcha green tea ceremony.
  • See a side of Japan few visitors experience
  • Be guided in the ways of Zen meditation by a resident Buddhist monk
  • Partake in one of Japan's most important cultural traditions: A green tea ceremony
  • Soak up the natural beauty of your surroundings and explore ancient temples
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Local English-speaking guide
Zen meditation instruction
Matcha green tea ceremony and cup of tea
Additional food and drink
Souvenirs and any additional transportation

Departure Point

Japan, 〒616-8373 京都市右京区Ukyo Ward, Sagatenryūji Kurumamichichō, JR嵯峨嵐山駅南側

JR Saga-Arashiyama Station, in front of the ticket gates. Find the exact meeting point with what3words: ///results.cross.tempting

Departure Time

2:00 PM

Return Details

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

Randen Keifuku Arashiyama Station

  • 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.
  • We can accommodate vegetarian and other dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary requests.
  • For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Effective Sept 1, 2021, travellers 18+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Children 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or lateral flow) conducted maximum 72 hours prior, proof of recovery dated up to 9 months or proof of vaccination. View full policy at urbanadventures.com/vaccine.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Urban Adventures - Japan
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Western Kyoto Spiritual Tour: Forest Spirits of Bamboo and Zen?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Western Kyoto Spiritual Tour: Forest Spirits of Bamboo and Zen.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Western Kyoto Spiritual Tour: Forest Spirits of Bamboo and Zen?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Western Kyoto Spiritual Tour: Forest Spirits of Bamboo and Zen.

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Great experience!
Michele N
, Jun 2019
Beautiful warm day along the river and through the bamboo forest. We came across a beautiful temple and wished. We walked up a mountain to a monistary overlooking Kyoto where we had tea, meditation and a wonderful chat. The monk and my guide we’re both sweeties!

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