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Arashiyama

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Address: Togetsukyo, Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8383, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 753310814
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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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Nice bamboo park

It's part of a massive park and its beautiful. Very peaceful to walk around. Perfect place for taking nice pictures. And it would make a perfect panda day care :) I would start... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's part of a massive park and its beautiful. Very peaceful to walk around. Perfect place for taking nice pictures. And it would make a perfect panda day care :) I would start the day from here and work you way back and visit other spots.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A teally great stroll on the edge of town thru a giant bamboo grove. We really enjoyed it, there was a light dusting of snow that made it a great place for photos.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

the forest is free to visit, i entered from ten-ryuji shrine (end of the garden) well its a stretch of bamboo groves (15mins walk), its walking distance fr jr saga arashiyama station, theres some restaurants at the exit of forest. i was lucky, some photo taking session going on, so i had a great picture :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

At of everywhere in Kyoto, Arashiyama is a must. Beautiful area with tons of temples and shrines. Even with lots of people, it wont take away from the places beauty

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love this place. To avoid the crowd we decided to head there early after sunrise and it was a good decision. There was no one there and we had the place all to ourselves. It was a little tricky finding the entrance to the path but we managed after doing a bit of upfront research.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we arrive here, dont forget to have photos along side of the bamboo path walk. Very beautiful & great spot. Very recomend for couples and families.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

love this place! located in the middle of a bustling and just a short walk from togetsukyo bridge. photographers would love this place especially when the weather is good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful spot to go for a walk. The river is lovely and the Togetsu Bridge is a very easy walk. Photos can't capture the feeling of this place. When you get to the bamboo grove it is amazingly peaceful. The way the light comes through the bamboo is beautiful but unfortunately photos just don't capture it. In... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is another site we were not going to visit, but decided to check it out as the last minute. The drive to was nice and as other people have mentioned it's a bamboo lined walkway. We are glad we saw this site, because it was very beautiful and relaxing. If you have time and nothing on your calendar... You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommended place for photographers! Great for a stroll, it's great to be surrounded by greenery as compared to the skyscrapers. There are Japanese trishaw service to bring you around the area (at your own cost) but I would recommend the walk because it's not a long distance. Alight from train station and follow the signs to reach the trail... More 

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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 impressive vistas during the Hanami cherry blossom viewing season mean that it is busiest in warmer months, though also gorgeous in the fall, when the mountains and hills along the banks turn multi-colored. Historic and engaging, even the rail cars in Western Kyoto seek to exemplify its traditional nature and scenic beauty. Many people, including natives, come to visit the 1,200 rakan statues at the Otagi Nenbutsuji Temple, which is still in use as a religious site.