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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Escape the congestion of modern Japan by visiting this magical place, the gorge, the rapids in the river below, so energising

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Starting at the wooden bridge across the river you can stroll up the high street among many many tourist shops and restaurants. Mach of the food is served from the road side giving you the option to ‘eat and walk’. ..... we took t his...More

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you google Arashiyama, you'll usually see photographs with no people... That's only if you go early in the morning. I went around 10-11am and it was packed... Less enjoyable, though still pretty.

Thank globetrotting-elissa
Reviewed 4 days ago

The walk through this bamboo arched canopy was lovely. The light sparkling through the foliage, the impressive girth of the bamboo trees and the ambiance of the place - a fine walk in the woods, but no teddy bears

Thank I H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

All the temples are beautiful, really relaxing places where you can walk through all the temples and bamboo forest, a must when travelling to Kyoto.

Thank Elil G
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were actually really lucky when we went because we went early and during a mild rain. Even then it wasn't empty. But we did manage to get a few good shots. I imagine it would be really crowded during high season or afternoon. Keep...More

Thank Fabianmardi
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you’re into bamboos- this is the place! The tranquility and the resiliency of bamboo can be felt and seen on this place. Just be there a little bit early for good photos-,not much people around. After a stroll, get the vanilla/matcha ice cream and...More

Thank TessiEric R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Came here for Tenryuji temple, the bamboo forest and Okochi Sanso gardens. There's plenty of cafe's and restaurants and the place has a good feel about it so we had a good look around the town afterwards. Easy access from Kyoto to Saga-Arashiyama station

Thank welloilbeefoct
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely place. It looks even more beautiful just when it starts to snow. Very peaceful but very crowded too.

Thank SatishBalakrishnan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sort of a Times Square or Dam Square in Amsterdam environment. Full of shops and stuff with a pretty bridge and hiking in the other side. Hard to really get excited about it, but the bamboo forest hike there was fun...but crowded.

Thank breggie
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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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17 July 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
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3 July 2018|
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Response from Liam K | Reviewed this property |
Don´t try to do too much in Kyoto. There is a fast train from Osaka to Kyoto, I would just do Arashiyama. Forget about the monkey park. Best head for the bamboo grove 1st and as early as possible due to the growd. Better to... More