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Address: Togetsukyo, Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8383, Kyoto Prefecture
Description: Arashiyama is a small town on the Oi River. Its moon-crossing bridge...
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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Arashiyama and Sagano Morning Walking Tour

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Well organized monkey park

Beautiful views of Kyoto city and a great place to get close to the monkeys. You can get some great photos here. I am not a big fan of monkeys in a tourist setting, but this is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Beautiful views of Kyoto city and a great place to get close to the monkeys. You can get some great photos here. I am not a big fan of monkeys in a tourist setting, but this is well organized. Monkeys are only fed from within a caged visitor center.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We start the trip by enjoying the view of Togetsukyo bridge on the Southern side. In April you will see cherry trees along the rivew, beautiful. Make sure you come early in the morning to enjoy the peaceful feeling of bamboo groves. The walk along Saga-Toriimoto Preserved Street is also very nice. If you have energy, walk toward the end... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I have been twice, and when you put it in google maps it takes you on the opposite side of the river. No cab drivers seem to know what I am talking about either when I say "bamboo forest" or "bamboo grove". As a top tourist site you'd think it wouldn't be so hard to find.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Highly recommended. Do walk through bamboo forest as well as the are surrounding it. Visit the small quirky little shops in the area. Hop on to the onsen in the vicinity for a nice soothing bath!

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The Villages, Florida
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236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

April affords one the chance to see "takenoko" or child of bamboo. The bamboo shoots look like tree stumps as they bulge through the forest floor. This serene setting has only the slight flaw of EVERYBODY IN JAPAN on the narrow forest pathway at the same time chosen to visit.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Arashiyama was one of the most unique parks I have ever been to. I was expecting the bamboo forest to be somewhere in China but I was shocked to see its splendor in Sagano, Kyoto. A MUST SEE during the day time and the sakura season. You have to devote a couple of hours to see its splendor and try... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We spent the first half of the day in this area. The whole plalce is very beautiful, quiant little town wit backdrop of the Arashiyama mountains, the river, the Togetsu Bridge. Sakura was in full bloom and the mountains looked beautiful with the blossoms peeping out of green foliage here and there. I am assuming the autumn also must be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful place, very crowded which is to be expected when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. We went on a Rickshaw ride through the Bamboo Forrest which was interesting, strangely serene even with people absolutely everywhere. We ate at a little restaurant which has lovely food on the corner just before you go over the bridge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This is a great half day trip from Kyoto. After getting off the JR train, we rented a bike and traveled through the Bamboo Park, the gardens in the area, hiked up the Monkey forest, and took a boat ride on the river. You can also take a randen train from near the bridge to go see the golden temple... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Arashiyama is much closer to what I thought Kyoto itself would be like. There are a lot of wooden homes and quaint wooden bridges leading over a beautiful creek, which several handmade boats float in. It feels like a sleepy old-world village, which is what I think most people want when they go to Kyoto, rather than the growing cosmopolis... More 

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