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Tue, Sep 10


Saga-Arashiyama Station

Discover An Elegant Ancient Custom -- Tsukimi Moon Viewing Party

Let's learn about Japanese moon viewing (tsukimi) culture.

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Discover An Elegant Ancient Custom -- Tsukimi Moon Viewing Party
Discover An Elegant Ancient Custom -- Tsukimi Moon Viewing Party

Time & Location

Sep 10, 2019, 2:45 PM – 5:00 PM

Saga-Arashiyama Station, Sagatenryuji Kurumamichicho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-8373, Japan

About the event

From long ago, people have enjoyed holding a moon viewing party, or tsukimi in Japanese. Why has it been so popular? What kind of feeling does the moon inspire in the Japanese? To find out answers to such questions, let’s stroll around Hirosawa Pond together, which has been one of the most beloved spots for tsukimi. Through the tour, we will understand tsukimi culture better. We might feel a connection to ancient people and the elegant, aristocratic atmosphere as the guide shares stories and poems related to the moon.


The itinerary: Meet at Saga-Arashiyama Station. We will head to Hirosawa Pond while learning its history. The area is calm and quiet -- away from lots of tourists, and the pond itself offers a breathtaking view.

  • This is a walking tour in English by a professional National-licensed tour guide.
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • Entrance fee is included.
  • Your guide is holding a flag and waiting for you at the meeting point. The meeting point is just in front of the ticket gate.



  • 英語のウォーキングツアーです。
  • 歩きやすい靴でお越しください。
  • 拝観料観料込み。
  • 祇園四条駅改札前でガイドが旗を持ってお待ちしています。


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  • Reservation (students)

    A student identification is necessary if you are 16 years old or over. (no age limit) Please show your identification to the guide on the day. We might charge you 1,000 yen to make it adult fee If you cannot show it.

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  • Reservation (0-6 years old)

    At least one adult guest needs to accompany children

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