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Arashiyama

Togetsukyo, Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 616-8383, Japan
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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... more » 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. « less
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Aix-en-Provence, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Arashiyma is half an our of cab from Kyoto city, and it's really worth the detour: the monkey park, the bamboo forest, the riverbanks and the great bridge plus all the restaurants in the area will occupy your day in the best way!

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

There are beautiful the Tenryuji temple and gardens at the bottom of the forest. You can first walk through the zen gardens and then up the hill throughout the bamboo groves. Continuing on you might see the Okochi-sanso villa, but it was closed when we went. We continued walking through the Natural Garden and arrived at an area called Aightowa,... More

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johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Its a bit of an effort to get to the Bamboo forest, but well worth it. I have never seen a nothing quite like it. There are more tourists than expected so its not tranquil, but is still enjoyable. I would go again!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We hired bikes and rode around the district. Everything we saw was brilliant, and we ran out of time, so had to return for another visit. This was the highlight of our trip to Japan.

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

the Tenryu-ji temple (with a vegetarian lunch/dinner?) and it's tricky heavenly dragon on the ceiling watching you wherever you are in this room, the bamboo grove, and the monkey park! you can also spot some geiko or maiko in this area...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The best part about Arashiyama is the bamboo forest. It looks so beautiful and peaceful. After the forest you an go up to the bridge. Besides it there are some temples around.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

On our last day in Kyoto, we headed to the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest. It is on the very outskirts of Kyoto at the end of the JR Line (Japan Rail). The very last stop is Arashiyama. Well, what was at the end of the line? Arashiyama is a beautiful little town. It reminds me a lot of Canon Beach, Oregon:... More

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Venice, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This place was pack with tourist but I am glad I went because I truly enjoyed the bamboos and the way they were laid out. it was a pretty awesome sight for me and not one picture i took of the place was bad. The only complain i had was that there were so many people. There were times that... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The place is visually much attractive in pictures than in personal. Make sure to put insect repellant before heading to the bamboo groves otherwise mosquitos will feast on you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We spent a whole day in Arashiyama area and absolutely loved it! On our way back down we had some beers just next to the river with a magnificent view of the mountain, but did not catch the name of the small shop - it is located just to the right of the steps. Definitely visit this area while you... More

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