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Arashiyama

Address: Togetsukyo, Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8383, Kyoto Prefecture
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Arashiyama and Sagano Morning Walking Tour
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Ranked #2 of 17 Outdoor Activities in Kyoto
Type: Other outdoor activities, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Arashiyama is a small town on the Oi River. Its moon-crossing bridge...
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Type: Other outdoor activities, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: 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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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Really easy place to get to, can get there by bus or train, doesnt take too long either. I went there during late afternoon so I only really had time for the Bamboo Grove, but that was wonderful. Living in Korea, i've seen bamboo parks before so initially I wasnt impressed... but as you walk further down... the bamboo grove... More 

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olten, switzerland
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I loved Aarshiyama. It is a bit out of center Kyoto and takes about 40 min to 1 hour to get to but I think it is very worth it for the bamboo forest and the Tenryuji temple. The bamboo walk comes at the end of your visit to the Tenryuji temple. The walk through the bamboo forest is actually... More 

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Kyoto, Japan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Absolutely amazing! extremely beautiful area with amazing food, a little expensive, but excellent! The monkey park was great fun looking over the town and would recommend to anyone visiting the area! :)

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Nice place to be for a casual and peaceful walk. With lots of restaurants and shopping. Quite a big place and need few house to get around.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Took a train from Kyoto to Arashiyama for the day. Nice quiet walk around the town to the Tenru-ji Temple and through the beautiful bamboo forest. From there we took the Sagano Romantic train to Sagano. The view from the train as it traveled slowly through mountain gorges. You can take beautiful photos from the train. From Sagano we took... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The bamboo forest is one of the most famous attractions in the Arashiyama district. It is right beside the Tenru-ji temple and no admission fees are required. It's a very short walk from the beginning to end of the forest, but with each step you take in this forest you feel like you're in another world. It's not only beautiful,... More 

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We took a train from Umeda to Arashiyama thro Hankyu Kyoto line (1 day unlimited pass 700yen). Train ride passes thro Osaka outskirts and took abt 40 min. However, there's a change of station at Katsu Station. We were spell bounded by the scenic river and the park along the river. A short walk from the station thro Togetsukyo Bridge... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

One of the main attractions in Arashiyama which is only 20mins by JR train from Kyoto Station, the bamboo forest was as beautiful as the photos posted by other reviewers on Tripadvisor. Green and calm, the slow walk through the beautiful grounds of some the shrines will take you to the bamboo forest. Try to avoid the holiday season else... More 

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Kyoto, Japan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Wonderful if you take the mountain train over the river and get off at Sagano before the last stop so that one can walk through the bamboo road.

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LaPorte, Indiana, United States
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

For as built up and as many pictures of this place as there I was expecting it to be a bigger bamboo forest with more to do. That is to say there are other things to do in the area, the temple next door for one, and the monkey park for another. If it wasn't for this I would say... More 

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