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Arashiyama

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Address: Togetsukyo, Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8383, Kyoto Prefecture
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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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Great walk, lost of food and crafts

This is a very nice tourist site. We took a quick train ride out to Arashiyama station. Then took about a 1 mi walk from the station across the bridge. It is at this point the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is a very nice tourist site. We took a quick train ride out to Arashiyama station. Then took about a 1 mi walk from the station across the bridge. It is at this point the complex of tourist shops starts. You can go left along the river and enjoy a nice scenic walk to the back side of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A nice bamboo park but not as all encompassing as I had hoped, at most points you can see through the bamboo to a car park or other modern development. Worth it for the chance to look around a famous actors home and beauty spot which has been there for almost 100 years now, some great photo opportunities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

If you have a chance to visit Kyoto then this Arashiyama is a must! A must! This small town made me feel very warm and refreshed. You can find some green tea softserve or drink in the main street in downtown area. Try yuba softserve! It's a soybean flavor. Walking to one end of the street, you will meet the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The tall bamboos were a welcomed reprieve from the summer heat. It's cool and calming and peaceful. There are many pathways. Be careful with walkways as they are slick when doing down hill. Since it was a misty day, my 11 year old slipped on a slick stone path. We walked through the bamboo groves to go to Monkey Park.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My friends have been raving about this place during the Sakura season. A bit bummed to be here in the summer but I'll say the beauty is still a sight to see! I love the smell of bamboos and the shade is just wonderful during my visit. Come early in the morning to beat the crowd. Tenryuji temple is just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Even it was is in February, you still can visit Arashiyama. The visitors is fewer than sakura season and momiji season.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A must see location in kyoto, but dont expect too munch, since other than the annual lantern festival, not much too see on the site. Recommended to stroll along the nearby castle or enterred the garden in the depth of arashiyama.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The best way to see Arashimaya is by bike I think. There are some lovely places that might be a bit exhausting by foot if you are just visiting for the day. I cycled up the hill a bit to see the preserved street where some of the oldest houses in Kyoto were. I also cycled along the river right... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Go early in the morning / late at night to avoid the crowd :) The temples around the bamboo grove are also gorgeous abd nist have bamboo trees and moss gardens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I visited on a particularly hot day, so the 'beer garden' was a welcome site on my arrival. Had a look around the Randen station which has a beautiful 'kimono forest' and 'dragon pond' as well as icecream, coffee and the afore mentioned beer garden (where a juice is the same price as a frosty ichiban :-) ). Head out... More 

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Staying in Western Kyoto

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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 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.