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“Take the Randen to Arashiyama”
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Owner description: 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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“Take the Randen to Arashiyama”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

Randen is the locals nickname for the Keifuku Electric Railroad train that goes to Arashiyama. Start your journey from either Shijo-Omiya or Tenjingawa which connects with the Tozai Subway. On arrival at Arashiyama you can turn left and wander down to the Togetsu Kyo bridge and watch the locals fishing in the Katsura Gawa (river). Or turn right out of the station and enter the world heritage listed Tenryuji Temple with a fantastic garden.

Visited September 2013
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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“Loved the bamboo forest!”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

The bamboo forest was beautiful. Long path through the forest of very tall bamboo trees. Also liked browsing through the shops in the town. Beautiful old wood bridge and nice walk along the river.

Visited September 2013
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Alice Springs, Australia
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“Highly recommend”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

Great place with an awesome vibe. The bamboo forest is a must as is the whole world heritage listed area including garden at tenryu-ji which are magical. I dodnt venture too much further due to time restraints but wish I allowed that extra. Great little town with lots of food and souvenir options also. Easily accessed via train on the hankyu arashiyama line

Visited September 2013
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Guelph, Canada
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

From the moment you get off the bus until the time you get back on the bus this place keeps you captivated. Our trip brought us through Tenryu-ji, a massive temple with breath-taking scenery, to the rear exit which is conveniently located at the entrance of the bamboo grove. This is the type of place where you don't mind getting a little lost. Eventually you will end up on the main street.
We had the luck of stumbling upon an amazing seafood restaurant that specialized in Sea Bream. I'm not one for seafood but this place was amazing. Not only that, but it was a "fancy" restaurant that cost us no more than $40 USD for lunch, including two freshly made juices.
The main thing is to take your time, arrive early and explore a little. A little shop is also hidden on a pathway close to the bamboo manufacturing shop that sells bamboo gifts for prices you would never expect (low). Take a look at the pictures for reference!

**There is a fee for Tenryu-ji

Visited August 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Bamboo Forest!”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

Bamboo forest is a must visit! It is really beautiful and a totally different experience! I heard they still use the bamboo in this forest to make stuffs. I love Arashiyama! A little but serene town!

Visited October 2012
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