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Sagano Romantic Train

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Sagano Romantic Train
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Saga Torokko Station - Kameoka Torokko Station
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Saga Tenryuji Kurumamichicho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8373, Kyoto Prefecture
Western Kyoto
+81 75-861-7444
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice, but short train ride (about 25 min for 1 way). Scenery must very beautiful in autumn and spring, but be warned that you don't have a good view during the whole ride. Coming from Saga Torokko station first, there is a good view on...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The train ride was quite good with some lovely scenery. It worked out well for us as we got a one way ticket then walked up to the JR train and went back to Kyoto from there. I would recommend to do it this way,...More

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

At ¥620 per way, this is one expensive ride for a 25 minutes one-way journey. Coasting along the Hozu River, you will be treated to forest river views, which could be more spectacular if my trip coincides with the autumn color of the leaves. The...More

Thank HerbertC249
Reviewed September 1, 2018

You have to go early to purchase a ticket for the ride because it gets sold out real fast. Really comforting to ride in this antique train and getting to view the beautiful nature away from the busy cities. This attraction will be beautiful in...More

Thank celestayk
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

After spending many days in the big cities it is a pleasure to get out and see some beautiful scenery. Caught the train to the last stop of the Romantic train ride from Kyoto. So the train trip is down along the valley and river....More

1  Thank Darren S
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Takes about half an hour, nice view of the mountains and river. If you do not want to take the same route for return, there are other options including boat ride and JR train.

Thank Tessa-TrangLe
Reviewed August 9, 2018

It was fun taking the antique train - replete with wooden bench seats - with views of the river valleys. That said, if you are coming from far away, spend your time at some of the more historic and man-made attractions, as you can enjoy...More

Thank Monty S
Reviewed August 6, 2018

I was there when in autumn in October. Well it was really beautiful to see colorful trees arround the area with train, worth it. You can buy 1 way or 2 way (go back again to the station). I took the 2 way but i...More

1  Thank Yenny A
Reviewed July 29, 2018

1. Old world charm 2. Beautiful scenery 3. Friendly staff 4. Lots of activities beside the train ride : trail walking, white water rafting, horse riding

1  Thank Oon S
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

It was very small train and one way just 30 minutes ride but the ride was good enough for my young kids. Specially, landscape from top of the valley was so nice and cool enough activity for escaping from humid center of Kyoto city in...More

Thank Ayako I
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houses and eateries. Pleasure boats drift down the
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lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The
area's famously tall bamboo groves, monkey park, and
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October 4, 2018|
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Response from Michael N | Reviewed this property |
We walked down through the Bamboo forest which was fascinating and simply boarded the train again at the lower station.
Annisa D
September 12, 2018|
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Response from Beth J | Reviewed this property |
Their website says you are able to buy tickets in advance, but not online: Tickets can be bought from Midori-no-Madoguchi counters at major JR West stations, or at major domestic travel agencies, beginning at 10 a.m. on the... More
December 2, 2017|
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Response from jajavalB | Reviewed this property |
On the right seat in fall (changing leaves season)is one of the best time for this romantic train with light up at night along the way. It's really enjoyable but need advaced booking. But spring time is also ok gor blooming... More