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Arashiyama

Togetsukyo, Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 616-8383, Japan
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Ranked #7 of 340 attractions in Kyoto
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Me and my wife have been in Japan for our honeymoon for 10 days until now. We spent some time both in Tokyo and Kyoto and we both agree that the day at Arashiyama was by far the best. The area is divided into two main parts separated by a bridge. We saw the bamboo path, the zen shrine at... More

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mumbai
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Absolutely not worth the hype. The canopy isn't dense as one would expect. However, the garden at the end of it was beautiful indeed. The charge is 1000 yen but worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Just 15 minutes by train from Kyoto to an enchanting bamboo forest, beautiful temples and shrines with magical gardens and amazing views back out to the city, a monkey forest and lake. You need to pay between 400 and 1000 yen for each attraction but they're worth it. Don't bother hiring a bike as you need to leave it outside... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Was interested particularly to visit to experience the bamboo groves but the Togetsukyo bridge is very photogenic and the stroll alongside the river, taking in the boats is very relaxing. Good Cherry blossom and the bamboo groves excellent. Walk through them is shorter than I expected and very crowded. Pleased I went though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

This place sums up Kyoto. Historic, beautiful and well-preserved. We took the JR to arashiyama and visited the Tenryuji temple (a UNESCO-listed site). The gardens leading to the temple were spectacular (they are Japanese gardens so by now I don't expect anything less than spectacular!). Well-manicured with a beautiful mix of colourful plants. Also came across the of cherry blossom... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Though it is located a bit far from Kyoto city centre but the journey is very worthwhile. Beautiful countryside with colourful landscape. There is also a new hot spring with outdoor and indoor pool, great facilities and a must try.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Wonderful little town, best time to go is Fall when the colours come out in the mountain. the shops only open after 10, but come early as it gets very busy.

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Yongin, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Standing amid these soaring stalks of Arashiyama bamboo is like being in another world. Even before seeing it with my own eyes, I thought this place was only exist in painting.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

the whole town is a tourist trap. We had seen pictures of the bamboo forest on the web, but when we got there, we were disappointed. It was very short, packed with people, and they even let taxis drive down its length.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Beautiful countryside. Picturesque settings. Well worth a stroll. Relaxing place to spend a few hours.

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