We arrive in Kyoto midday on Nov 29, we are there all day 30th and depart midday on Dec 1. (Sun pm, all day Mon and Tues am) We would like to do a half day tour to the Bamboo Groves. It seems that the guided tours I've found only go on Wednesdays and Saturdays? Is there a reason for this that makes travel on other days impossible? If not how would I go about getting from Hotel Monterey Kyoto to the Sagano and Arashiyama districts and back in half a day. The guided tours I've seen take approx 4 hours.