Embark on a spiritual journey and bask in your spectacular natural surrounds as you spend time in the tranquil outskirts of ancient Kyoto. Take in the mesmerizing beauty of the Hozu river, the lush mountains and the whispering bamboo groves. Leave behind the hustle and bustle of the city and reconnect with nature, a truly fulfilling experience.
Awaken your spiritual side by engaging in authentic Zen meditation under the guidance of a resident monk. Participate in the traditional matcha green tea ceremony, one of the most important hallmarks of Zen Buddhist culture. Stroll through the lively main road of Arashiyama, outside the Randen Keifuku Arashiyama station, which is the terminus for the old tram or streetcar. Enjoy an assortment of eating and shopping options along with a glowing display of beautiful Kimono fabric patterns in transparent tubes, known as the Kimono forest.
Most popular Kyoto-area attractions