Arashiyama Park, Kameyama Area

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Arashiyama Park, Kameyama Area

Arashiyama Park, Kameyama Area
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Neighborhood: Western Kyoto
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.
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Christopher Fowler
214 contributions
Hidden behind the Arashiyama bamboo forest is this pleasent park for a picnic and great views of the Katsura River, which you can walk down too and along to Togetsukyo Bridge.
Written March 25, 2020
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YTCHENG
Hong Kong, China15,491 contributions
Arashiyama Park had made certain enhancements during the past months, trimming down old trees and widening pathways etc. It was enjoyable to have momiji viewing from top of Arashiyama Park. Photo-takers would desparate their way to make nice photos with red maple leaves as background for their snapshots.
Written December 10, 2019
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TravelDNA
Arnhem, The Netherlands1,093 contributions
Couples
By coincidence we went up here and didn’t regret it. Just ten minutes walking from the overcrowded bamboo forest you will find this park which has an amazing view over the valley.
You have to walk up for only five minutes but it’s definitely worth it.
Written June 14, 2018
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Jeffrey D
Starkville, MS2,145 contributions
Couples
Arashiyama Park comes in two parts: the Kameyama area on the north side of the Katsura River and the Nakanoshima area that is actually an island crossed by the Togetsukyo Bridge. The Kameyama area is easily approached from the walk that runs along the north shore of the river upstream of the bridge. Although it's certainly a nice green space, there's nothing particularly special about the park itself; however, there is a scenic overlook that has a beautiful view of the Katsura River canyon and just downhill from the overlook is the entrance to the Bamboo Forest.
Written June 2, 2018
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Mantas D
58 contributions
I would highly recommend exploring the park together with the Bamboo Forest as they are situated next to each other. While Bamboo Forest is the more known attraction the Arashiyama Park offers a longer stroll, relaxation, good view of the river and excellent coffee shop on the bank of the river.

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Whether for 1 quick hour tour or for a long afternoon this is a wonderful and refreshing place. One of the greatest advantages is that not too many tourists wonder here.
Written April 2, 2018
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faysie2015
Armidale, Australia666 contributions
Family
This attraction only cost about $7 Australian and was well worth it - we did the steep walk up the mountain then had a fun time feeding and watching the monkeys - lots of great photo opportunities.
Written January 4, 2019
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Kyoto Hidden Gem
Kyoto, Japan3 contributions
The view from the peak of the park was fantastic. I visited there in early December and saw the red maple leaves decorated the mountains. No matter how many tourists wandering in the famous bamboo forest, this spot is always calm and refreshing. Easy access from the bamboo forest, Saga Arashiyama Museum of Arts & Culture and hotel luxury collection Suiran, but no high-heel shoes recommended. Fabulous place to get out of the crowds and feel the breeze!

亀山地区の上から見る保津峡の景色は最高です。観光客で混雑している竹林から10分ほどですが、静かで素晴らしい眺めを楽しむことが出来ます。特に春の桜、秋の紅葉が美しいです。
Written December 9, 2018
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Frank v
Den Dolder, The Netherlands1,343 contributions
Friends
If you have visited Tenyuji Temple and the bamboo forest, go here to escape from all the tourists and enjoy some nice views in this park. Also the view from height over the river valley is wonderful.
Written October 15, 2018
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dutchiedonuts
Toronto, Canada989 contributions
Solo
After walking through the Bamboo Forest. The path through there will take you into this park.
This park is large but nice to just stroll, relax, & just take it easy.
Written October 2, 2017
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WengKeeLeong
Singapore, Singapore301 contributions
Couples
Passed through here from Togetsu-kyo towards the Torokko-Arashiyama scenic railway station. The place is quite pleasant, with a somewhat undulating green landscape. There is an interesting stone tablet inscribed with a poem by the Chinese premier Zhou En Lai.
Written September 30, 2017
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