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Togetsukyo, Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8383, Kyoto Prefecture
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Day Trip by Bus from Osaka to Kyoto and Nara
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Private Highlights of Kyoto Tour
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Private Tour: Arashiyama and Fushimi Inari Tour from Osaka
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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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“bamboo grove” (432 reviews)
“monkey park” (273 reviews)
“tenryuji temple” (195 reviews)
Togetsukyo, Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8383, Kyoto Prefecture
Western Kyoto
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful scenery, from bamboo grove to fall foliage on hills to meandering rivers. We got to the bamboo grove around noon, so it was very crowded, but we walked further to the summit observation deck and it was quiet, with lovely views of the area....More

Thank elim135
Reviewed yesterday

we didn't go too early (around 09:30), but there weren't hordes of people yet - they didn't show up until we were done with the bamboo forest around 10:30. this was a weekday (monday). bamboo forest IS pretty great.

Thank Janet C
Reviewed 2 days ago

We experienced one of the most crowded places, but while you are there, you understand why. We couldn't go across the bridge because of the amazing crowds, but visiting the temple and the bamboo groove was enough. The view from the river is breathtaking and...More

Thank Chepe L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent and thanks to our patience and thoughtful rickshaw rider Keitaro San without him the night tour will be terrible as it is raining in the evening.

Thank Angie C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Easily accessible by local train. Beautiful huge river and tree covered hills. Steep climb (231 steps - this old lady counted every one!) to small peaceful temple (fee) with pleasant views. River area Worth visiting at night in the winter as it is floodlit and...More

Thank lizbythesea2017
Reviewed 3 days ago

Didn't get a chance to get on the Sagano Rail, but it is highly recommended. walk through the bamboo groves, and temple. Not to be missed. Dont forget the nearby monkey park too!

Thank meic01
Reviewed 4 days ago

to be honest the place was beautiful and all but by the time we reached there people weree swarming like bees. if you do want to get some nice pics pls go there eary morning.

1  Thank Sneha S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Do come early. The crowd starts to build up by noon. There will be long queues at most eateries during lunch time. You can enjoy the park, the river, the view of the mountain. You can hike to the top to see the Monkeys. Bamboo...More

1  Thank Wiwan
Reviewed 4 days ago

Some said the train ride was over-rated, perhaps it was, but my kids love it nevertheless. I booked the tickets one month ahead on the klook website and collected them at KIX upon arrival. We took the boat back, it was a little long at...More

Thank crabcrabby
Reviewed 5 days ago

Thing which makes place is one of a special place is the forest where you can see many types of the materials to make the Kimono and it glows at night. One tip for this as if you see and want to buy anything here...More

Thank walkyrial0pez
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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8 October 2017|
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Response from Stan N | Reviewed this property |
The area is beautiful with varied attractions as mentioned in previous responses. The only drawback are the crowds, so go early.
7 October 2017|
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Response from Carles M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I do not know the time table and I cannot help you
7 October 2017|
Response from Nicolas E | Reviewed this property |
From where will you be coming from with the boat? You can join the place from kyoto by train.