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Arashiyama Kumahiko: Live Kitchen on the Water Course

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Duration
2 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 4 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
Japanese, English
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With dinner
Join an exclusive Tsukimi (moon-viewing) & dinner cruise experience in Arashiyama. Board a traditional yakatabune, enjoy a luxury dinner by Kumahiko, & performances. Available 29 Sep–1 Oct.
Highlights
Experience an exclusive private dinner boat cruise and moon-viewing (Tsukimi) festivities in Arashiyama, Kyoto
Board a yakatabune and enjoy the Arashiyama river scenery
Enjoy a luxurious meal aboard the yakatabune by Arashiyama Kumahiko restaurant
Witness traditional Japanese performing arts and shinobue (Japanese flute) performances
Observe the annual autumnal full moon
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Step on board an elegant boat for a private dinner cruise and autumnal moon-viewing experience in Arashiyama, Kyoto. This exclusive opportunity is limited across 3 days during Japan’s Tsukimi Festival: 29 September-1 October. You’ll enjoy the Arashiyama river scenery, participate in Tsukimi (moon-viewing) festivities, indulge in an elegant dinner by Arashiyama Kumahiko restaurant, enjoy traditional performances, and more. This is a rare opportunity to be part of a timeless Japanese celebration, offering a chance to witness the captivating beauty of Arashiyama during a unique festival. Tsukimi dates back a thousand years to Japan’s Heian period. Originally a harvest festival to express gratitude for abundant crops, it evolved into an occasion for poetic contemplation and an appreciation of nature's beauty. The destination: Arashiyama is a captivating western Kyoto district celebrated for its natural beauty and cultural significance. Locals and visitors alike have long cherished this scenic area for its lush bamboo forest, historical landmarks, and traditional charm. The festivities: Alongside an expert guide dressed in traditional garments, you’ll board a yakatabune–a Japanese ‘pleasure boat’ with a rich history dating back to the Heian period. Once favored by aristocrats for their luxurious design and comfort, today they allow visitors to experience the refined lifestyle of a bygone era. On board, you’ll witness traditional Japanese performing arts and shinobue (Japanese flute) performances by esteemed artists, Awa (29 September) and Kazuya Sato (30 September & 1 October). The food: You’ll feast on a luxurious autumnal kaiseki course by Arashiyama Kumahiko–a celebrated restaurant serving high-quality, Japanese cuisine. Celebrated chefs will entertain you with a ‘dinner performance’ aboard the boat before serving you an elegant meal including wagyu beef, fresh seafood (including abalone), and seasonal vegetable dishes.
Inclusions
Private yakatabune boat cruise in Arashiyama
Dinner by Arashiyama Kumahiko restaurant
Traditional Japanese performing arts and shinobue (Japanese flute) flute performances
Service fee
Language support: Japanese, Chinese, English
Exclusions
Transportation to and from the meeting point
Drinks are not included in the price but can be purchased on the day with cash/credit card
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Details are shared upon booking
Remarks
Limited availability: 29 September, 30 September, 1 October
Groups of 4 people per boat–Groups of 5+ please enquire within
In the event of heavy rain/extreme weather, programs are subject to change
Details are subject to change, and images are for illustrative purposes only
Children’s menu is available and can be selected upon booking
Cancellation Policy
Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Featuring beautiful landscapes from mountain to sea, Kyoto Prefecture conveys traditional Japanese culture through its architecture and gardens, art and artisanal crafts, and delicious local cuisine made from regional produce.
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals