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As mentioned about the Town itself which is frequented mainly by tourists, there are some locals as well and this is the place to mix with them as well
This is an unusual station as it also has the ‘Kimono Forest’ which shows off the...More
The small train station is located in the center of the town. There are many souvenir shops and eating houses inside. Particularly there is a "kimono alley" by the side of the train tracks for viewing by tourists. Really a lovely place welcome by tourists.
I don’t normally review a train station, but as you leave the station on the left hand side near the exit you will see a hot food stand. TRY THE PORK DUMPLINGS ! Holy Christ are they good! And I’m not a dumpling person !
Unfortunately we came here on a Saturday (but I can imagine it's the same on any day), the place was packed with tourists and visitors...
But nevertheless it was nice to see the town and the surrounds whilst we were in the area..
I had my head buried in a guidebook, reading about my destination — Tenryu-Ji Temple— when admiring exclamations filled the Randen Railway car. It had entered Arashiyama Station, the end stop for the temple, and an amazing kimono forest greeted passengers. Hundreds of cylinder-shaped poles,...More
this handy little train station has one feature most haven't talked about...benches. It was good to sit down for a moment. There are lots of little restaurants in here, and shops. The cute little purple train will take you back towards the JR line, or...More
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.