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Arashiyama

Togetsukyo, Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8383, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-861-0303
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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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Togetsukyo, Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8383, Kyoto Prefecture
Western Kyoto
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+81 75-861-0303
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"bamboo grove"
in 490 reviews
"tenryuji temple"
in 154 reviews
"togetsukyo bridge"
in 110 reviews
"day trip"
in 140 reviews
"bamboo walk"
in 64 reviews
"romantic train"
in 64 reviews
"boat ride"
in 45 reviews
"the main street"
in 75 reviews
"train station"
in 122 reviews
"scenic railway"
in 32 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 46 reviews
"tofu"
in 35 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 38 reviews
"early in the morning"
in 77 reviews
"jr line"
in 33 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 40 reviews
"central kyoto"
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Reviewed today

We loved the view of the surrounding hills and forests with the Togetsukyo bridge crossing the river. Both sides of the river are worth exploring slowly, taste the local ice-creams and desserts, take photos of the historical buildings and go into the shops. The bamboo...More

Thank Ila17alhmd
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is very hot in July. We did bring lots of water and spared clothes for change. We did The bamboo groove walk and paid temples for visiting their well manicured garden. Did a lot of walking. Also don’t miss the tourist mini train. You...More

Thank Chung-Pei
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We accessed Arashiyama using our JR rail pass from Kyoto station. It is a short journey - about 20 minutes but you feel like you are hours from the city of Kyoto. I suggest that you download a map or map out your route on...More

1  Thank LimerickAdventurer
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The place is located in the outskirt of Kyoto and can be reached via JR Line ( The Saga-Arashiyama Station is covered by JR Pass / JR Hokuriku Arch Pass ). After arriving at the station, you need to walk for 15 minutes to the...More

1  Thank Daniel_Adhinugraha
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

...after everything we had seen and all the hype, it did not live up to our expectations. It was beautiful, yes, but we had been to a smaller bamboo grove the week before in an unassuming temple in Kamakura and I have to say, I...More

1  Thank RoseLaroiya
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There is a designated walking route that will take in the sights of Arashayama.. The temple of Tenryu-ji is worth a look but is overshadowed by its magnificent gardens which edge on to the bamboo grove . The raves that this bamboo grove gets are...More

1  Thank Richard B
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Bamboo forest with some shrine. We can take some pictures here. Because raining, we can’t go and take a picture comfortable. Hope can go here again.

Thank bobywsaputra
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We stayed at Benkei for one night whilst here. A lovely town which is accessible from Kyoto - ideal if you want a true onsen experience close to a major hub. The town itself is small and idyllic, lots of things to do nearby including...More

Thank jackcoyle7
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a hot summer day. Didn't explore much and only went to Bamboo forest. There is a shorter route on the left of the train station towards Bamboo forest. But we didn't know, so we followed the crowd and took a long route instead.

Thank Belle C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately it was very rainy the day we were here but the bamboo grove was nice to see and the monkey park was excellent. We all enjoyed our time here and feeding the monkeys was a highlight. The views over Kyoto are lovely. If you...More

Thank Broadsabroad2012
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Response from Andrew T | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Higashimikuni, Fushimi Inari and Nara form a triangle with train travelling time of about 1 hour between destination. I think it is possible to visit Fushimi Inari in the morning then visit Nara. Assuming you start... More
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Response from Rahul B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry for the delay in getting back. I had not been to Iwatayama. Fushimi Inari and Arayashima each can take at least half a day and they are not close to eachother and I don’t think you will be able to combine the two... More
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