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Togetsukyo, Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8383, Kyoto Prefecture
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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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  • Average9%
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“bamboo grove” (417 reviews)
“monkey park” (254 reviews)
“tenryuji temple” (134 reviews)
Togetsukyo, Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8383, Kyoto Prefecture
Western Kyoto
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Some parts of the UNESCO zen temple were closed but it was still worthwhile to visit, just for the lively vibe.

Thank Nick B
Reviewed 4 days ago

It's one of the most popular tourist attractions in Kyoto. After comparing the photos others took in August of the red maple, I will advise you to come in November. It will be much more fascinating.

Thank TWHK
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After soooo many days of hiking, we welcomed the easy trail at Arashiyama. We started from the bridge, got a coffee (ice cold goodness), and continued to the temple and bamboo forest. The zen garden was my fave but you need to pay for entry.

Thank P30PL3
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Got here late afternoon around 1:30/2pm and it was beautiful. Bamboo grows so high here and it great for pictures. It was very busy though, which is fair enough due to the time I get there again but can definitely be seen in an hour...More

Thank Rhian T
Reviewed 4 days ago

Bamboo forst and lot of small shops, Kimono rental places and temples. Easily can spent whole day there, walk and eat, hiking to the Mountain!

Thank SanTiili
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Took the advice of a few writers here to check out the forest in the early morning. I'm glad we did. There were a few other tourists, but not many. It was cool and peaceful and I got a lot of nice pictures. Went out...More

Thank SnowyOwl49
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One of the classic spot in kyoto,of course it's not so close if you have your hotel near the kyoto station but it's well connected and you won't have any problem. The atmosphere here is something that words can't explain,just magic

Thank nether D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It's kind of cool to see tall bamboo, but it's literally just a walk through some bamboo so don't expect huge wows...

Thank Nick S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It would be a simple forest, except for the fact that is a bamboo forest Very interesting tour, I really liked As my hotel was far from this region, I also went to the monkeys' park (very close) and after that, took a ride in...More

Thank 663Roberta
Reviewed 6 days ago

I know this is a touristy thing ... but .. take a rickshaw ride through the Bamboo Forest. It is an experience and a pleasure. The quietness, the beauty, the energy. The rickshaw company also own a private section of the bamboo forest. The rickshaw...More

Thank MadamBrussels
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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rizza m
29 July 2017|
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Response from kinyipn | Reviewed this property |
No entrance fee After you spend time in the forest, you may visit temple , that need fee After you walk out from the trail , you can go to monkey hill
18 April 2017|
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Response from krstnbrd | Reviewed this property |
I would definitely go for train from kyoto station, it leaves from platforms 31 - 33 in the direction of "Sonobe". It takes max 17 minutes and is a very handy service. I didn't take the bus, but I heard by car it takes 1... More
9 April 2017|
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Response from gcpradhan1 | Reviewed this property |
Well, if you don't really like crowded places then morning may be the best time for you to visit Arashiyama. It's being Ohanami or cherry blossom season here, so the place is more crowded than usually it is. But be careful... More