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Arashiyama is a small town on the Oi River. Its moon-crossing bridge, Togetsu-kyo, is a beautiful, much-beloved wooden structure. Arishiyama also has Tenryu-ji temple, one of the 14 World Heritage Sites in Kyoto.
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Togetsukyo, Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8383, Kyoto Prefecture
Western Kyoto
+81 75-861-0303
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All reviews bamboo grove tenryuji temple togetsukyo bridge day trip bamboo walk romantic train boat ride the main street train station scenic railway beautiful area tofu beautiful scenery early in the morning worth the trip jr line central kyoto
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Reviewed yesterday

A great day trip from Yokohama.... great setting - lush mountain backdrops - from bamboo forest, to great little food stalls and really nice cherry blossom and bamboo soft ice cream on a warm day.

Thank Joseph K
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place doesn't feel like Kyoto and feels more like a different region entirely. The area is surrounded by thick forests on one side and a peaceful river on the other. Arashiyama is worth visiting if you have the time. The only downside is that...More

5  Thank BrandonTravelReviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Couldn't do everything on our list. Too many attractions. Don't leave out the "Romantic Train" or the spectacular boat trip down the river. Bamboo Forrest nice as well but very crowded.

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This area is a must visit! The bamboo groove is magical and picturesque. The best time to get the best pictures is to go really early in the morning. We came in the morning then returned in the afternoon and it was so crowded we...More

Thank brucewaynemanor
Reviewed 3 days ago

Go early as the place gets crowded, but this is one of the places worth adding to the itinerary amidst the host of shrine tours in Kyoto. There are several spots for photo opportunity and just need more patience to get the right shot. It...More

Thank SunnySGP
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A nice place to go and visit the bamboo grove. It’s a train ride outside the centre of Kyoto which is a little bit of a pain but easy enough once you have got the hand of the trains. Not much else out these to...More

Thank rhiannonllewelyn
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Arashyama is convenietly located on a train stop. You can spend all day walking around or sitting on a park bench. There were many restaurants and shops around. My favorite was the famous bamboo grove. Though there were many tourists, I still enjoyed our walk...More

Thank SummerDaysPh
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The sight of a pathway through bamboo groves in Arashiyama, made up my mind to include it in our two day visit to Kyoto. We asked for directions at the JR station. It appeared to be simple. But it wasn’t! The lady who gave the...More

Thank Ghanshyam_51
Reviewed 4 days ago

Walking through this shady forest of bamboo was so nice as shade from the sun. You are not alone but it doesn't matter. The little town has the usual souvenir shops and restaurants but we got lost when looking for the railway station back to...More

Thank LezliC
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Despite the rain after the bad typhoon Jebi that affected Osaka/Kyoto early September, my family managed to make the trip to Kyoto. We stayed in Osaka for three nights before going to Tokyo. From Shin Osaka station, we took the JR Line Shinkansen to Arashiyama...More

Thank ChookMooi
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Western Kyoto
Western Kyoto is home to some of the city's best
eccentricities. Kyoto's Saga-Toriimoto Preserved
Street takes visitors back in time to the Meiji
Period, where old homes have been transformed into tea
houses and eateries. Pleasure boats drift down the
riverbank, under wooden bridges that beckon nature
lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The
area's famously tall bamboo groves, monkey park, and
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October 14, 2018|
Response from BrandonTravelReviews | Reviewed this property |
Yes, not a problem. Make sure it's on a leash.
July 16, 2018|
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Response from Hokuulamama | Reviewed this property |
Yes, yes, yes! Super romantic and beautiful. It was crowded when we went, but there are several areas where you could be alone. Like most places, go as early as you can to beat the crowds. Fushimi Inari is special too... More
Rob W
July 2, 2018|
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