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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
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Reviewed yesterday

The bamboo forest is a beautiful place to stroll and take a walk in. I was there during the heatwave in August so it was very humid and i was sweating profusely within minutes. Nonetheless, it didn't dampen my spirits. I also saw several rickshaws...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed yesterday

Always love travel to Arashiyama ... Bamboo Forset is a Must .. Enjoy a cup of coffe beside the river

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tammy S
Reviewed yesterday

Arashiyama is a nice little break away from the always busy Kyoto, a small riverside town surrounded by scenic foothills that is both popular with torurists and the Japanese alike. We stayed for a few days at Hotel Binario Saga Arashiyama, a comfortable hotel near...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Writetrak
Reviewed yesterday

“Taking advantage of the nature, waterfront,bamboo forest and historical cultural assets of the Saga”(Kyoto City Tourism Association) This year, Arashiyama Hanatouro are held From 8 to 17, December. Anyway cold, do not forget to measures against cold.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank takeshi52
Reviewed 3 days ago

Highly recommended place to visit. The walk along the river was beautiful especially with the autumn colors. The bamboo forest was enchanting. Unfortunately it was peak season and crowded with visitors.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wildmanwm
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

and tourists alike. very popular place especially for locals, too. within easy reach from kyoto by various train and bus lines. the further one walks uphill towards temples and shrines, the less populated it gets. managed to see the lit up bamboo grove. when you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bwoe
Reviewed 5 days ago

Trip started from Kyoto Station and do check out the timings of the train prior to that as the next train has a 30 minutes interval. Or, one could also take a bus from Shijo. As we were using JR Pass, we took the train...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rain498
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great place to visit for the whole family. The high light is the bamboo forest which you can miss. While there, go to the various gardens.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dlim38
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a magnificent place to visit and get in touch Mother Nature. It’s a UNESCO Heritage site. I feel one of the best time to visit is during autumn time where you can see the beautiful autumn leaves and the bamboo forest at the same...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank minjeh1980
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beginning of the bamboo forest is quite a narrow path and is very crowded but there are side temples and gardens along the way and the crowds peter out. This makes the area really magical. It's quite a climb to the observation point but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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|
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Response from Christopher W | Reviewed this property |
It's a public area, no signs to prevent pets from enjoying the beauty.
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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