Kyoto Hiking and Riverside Dining Tour (2d/1n)

Kyoto Hiking and Riverside Dining Tour (2d/1n)

Kyoto Hiking and Riverside Dining Tour (2d/1n)

Would you like to escape the crowds in central Kyoto and discover its more quiet side and kawadoko riverside restaurants amidst the lush green surroundings? Our overnight self-guided private Kyoto Hiking and Riverside Dining Tour will offer you a refreshing break during your Japan holiday!

Kyoto Hiking and Riverside Dining Tour (2d/1n)

Kyoto Hiking and Riverside Dining Tour Description

Kyoto is a bustling destination dotted with many must-see sights. After sightseeing at the most famous spots in Kyoto, it is nice to also see a different part of Japan’s old capital city. The northern part of Kyoto is not crowded and you can truly feel the atmosphere of the old days. There is a nice hiking course connecting Kurama Temple and Kifune Shrine.

Kibune is famous for ‘kawadoko‘, the restaurants that are constructed next to the river only for the warmer months. A cozy dinner on the riverside will certainly be an unforgettable experience. Here’s what you can expect from this tour;

1. You can enjoy around 3 hours of hiking on the sacred mountain of Kurama.

2. You can stay at a ryokan (Japanese style inn) in Kibune with a seasonal restaurant on the riverside.

3. You can visit beautiful quiet temples and shrines in the middle of the forest; Kurama Temple, Kibune Shrines, Sanzenin Temple, and Jakkoin Temple.

Tour Date and Price

Arrival and Departure: Starts and ends at Kyoto Station
Tour Date: as this is a self-guided private tour, you can set the date. Please note that the kawadoko dinner is only possible between May 1st to September 30th.
Minimum number of participants: 2
Tour Price: ask for our special 2023 price!

Kyoto Hiking and Riverside Dining Tour Highlights

Day 1: Kyoto – Kurama – Kibune

Day 2: Kibune – Ohara – Kyoto

  • Ohara
  • Sanzenin Temple
  • Jakkoin Temple

Kyoto Hiking and Riverside Dining Itinerary

Day 1: Kyoto – Kurama – Kibune

Day 2: Kibune – Ohara – Kyoto


  • 1 night Japanese style accommodation
  • 1 dinner and 1 breakfast
  • Transportation cost of local buses and subways
  • Admission fees to sites, and temples as listed in the itinerary


  • International airfares
  • Transportation to and from Kyoto.
  • Meals that are not included in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
  • Personal expenses such as telephone and laundry bills
  • Gratuities


You can extend your vacation before/after the tour in Kyoto, Osaka, Tokyo, or other areas. We can provide you with an extension of your stay in the same hotel as during the tour for an extra 15,000 yen ~ per night, per person. Please contact us for more details.


Arrival/Departure: We start and finish the tour at Kyoto Station. If you need a hotel and transfer, we can arrange it upon request.
Meal Requests: Vegetarian, halal or special meals can be arranged
Please note that the tour schedule and prices are subject to change without notice


>46 days prior to arrival date in Japan: no penalty
45-31 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 10% of the tour fee
30-15 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 20% of the tour fee
14- 8 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 30% of the tour fee
7 – 3 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 50% of the tour fee
<3 days prior to arrival date in Japan: 100% of the tour fee

Feedback From Clients (for other tours)

Marcel – 2019 Summer –
Highly recommended! 
The guide didn’t only tell us a lot about the history of Japan but she also told us a lot about Japanese customs and culture. We used the knowledge we gained during the tour throughout the rest of our trip in Japan, it is very useful to do a private tour at the start of your holiday so that the rest of your trip becomes a lot smoother.

L. I. – 2019 Autumn –
Very interesting bicycle tour through Tokyo 
The day after we arrived we did a bicycle tour through Tokyo with a very pleasant guide. She told us a lot during the tour and was very helpful in giving tips for the rest of the day. The tour was varied, with a bunch of different sights in a short period of time. It was also interesting to receive background explanation from someone with a non-Japanese background in addition to the Japanese guides we had during the rest of our stay as it gave a different perspective on past and current events. This was a great tour!

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