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Arashiyama

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Arashiyama

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This is a virtual tour using Zoom, online conference system. This unique 1h tour brings you to one of the most beautiful and historical cities in Japan, Kyoto. The friendly host will make your experience more interactive. We use not only photos or videos but also handmade materials or actual goods from guides' living room, that makes you feel livelier. You can ask them anything about Japan, Kyoto and other popular tourists spots by chat or by talk session after the tour. This tour will provide helpful hints for your future trip to Japan. PLEASE NOTE the tour time is Japan standard time. Make adjustment to your time when booking.<br>We'll send you Zoom URL invitation a few hours before the tour.
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FishBKK4 wrote a review Oct 2020
Bangkok, Thailand160 contributions72 helpful votes
although it was raining and there were a lot of people, the whole experience was very enjoyable. Would I go back again? probably not
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Rumples wrote a review Sep 2020
Tucson, Arizona10,601 contributions3,494 helpful votes
Arashiyama is one of my favorite places to go when visiting Kyoto. It is a town and district that starts at the base of the city's western hills, designated by Japan as both a Historic Site and Place of Scenic Beauty. My most recent trip here occurred in October 2019 when I took a traveling companion to see the area. We started at the Arashiyama end station for the Keifuku Randen Tram Line, a fun way to travel through neighborhoods that most tourists don't see. This station features a stunning art installation, known as the Kimono Forest. The work displays 600 cylinder-shaped poles with traditionally dyed textile pieces, protected by transparent coverings. The poles cluster close together and flank a curving path, giving the impression of walking in the forest. Temples and shrines abound. Tenryuji, a zen temple dating back to 1339 and a World Heritage Site, is perhaps the most interesting. We went through this temple's beautiful garden and walked to the North gate to exit and enter the nearby Bamboo Grove. It features soaring thick stalks on both sides of a broad walking path. Just off the grove sprawls Okochi-Sanso Villa, where the famous silent film actor Denjiro Okochi lived and where the grounds may be visited for an admission fee. A monkey park exists in Arashiyama as well as the iconic Togetsu-Ko Bridge and the opportunity to watch cormorant fishing. Rental boats and bicycles are available. Restaurants, fast food and souvenir shops line the town's main street. As Arashiyama is an extremely popular tourist attraction, I recommend coming here early on a weekday when the crowds have yet to form. Based on experience, try to avoid a weekend visit.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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hfot2 🌸🍁🌸 wrote a review Sep 2020
Vermont6,272 contributions1,166 helpful votes
We have visited here many times. For our November 2019 visit, we decided we would stay for 3 nights to be fully immersed in the place. One advantage of staying for several nights is that you have a lot of freedom to decide where to go and when to go. You can check out the crowds, the weather, and, in our case, the state of play of the foliage. Day trippers are encouraged to come early to avoid the crowds - if you spend the night, it is very easy to do this and the first hour or so of the morning you almost have the area to yourself. Another advantage of staying overnight is you don’t feel rushed to see everything possible in one day; you can spend time walking the back streets and neighborhoods to get a feel for the place and not just rush through the tourist hot spots. We found a few small neighborhood temples which were very peaceful and were likely never visited by many tourists. One disadvantage of staying overnight is that most restaurants close early. We self-catered for 2 of the 3 nights, taking a very long walk to the supermarket from our hotel to stock up for 2 evening meals so we could cook in our hotel suite’s microwave. The hotel staff could not believe that we walked the distance from the hotel to the Fresco Saga Supermarket and back, but we did. Stay overnight, even for one night if you can, it’s worth it.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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The GeesTravel wrote a review Sep 2020
Singapore, Singapore10 contributions1 helpful vote
Located about 25mins from center of Kyoto. A place where a lot of bamboos. Touristy place. We went in around 2pm, where there number of people along the road. I guess it be good to visit early in the morning, where less crowd. And can enjoy the great view of bamboos.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Jodiejones wrote a review Aug 2020
Crawley, England, United Kingdom42 contributions25 helpful votes
Incredible! Visiting the bamboo grove was by far our favourite day in Kyoto. If you want nice photos I recommend going there very early. We arrived around 6.30am and it was beautiful. There were not too many people there however when it got to around 8am the crowds started gathering.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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