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Arashiyama

Togetsukyo, Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8383, Kyoto Prefecture
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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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“bamboo grove” (445 reviews)
“monkey park” (286 reviews)
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Togetsukyo, Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8383, Kyoto Prefecture
Western Kyoto
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"bamboo grove"
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"monkey park"
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"tenryuji temple"
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"togetsukyo bridge"
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"day trip"
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"boat ride"
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"sagano romantic train"
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"scenic railway"
in 31 reviews
"the main street"
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"train station"
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"beautiful area"
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"tofu"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"early in the morning"
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"jr line"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This bamboo forest sits on the perimeter of some private estate houses, hence most of the forest is off limits except the public path that has been laid for tourist to walk. We have a clear and good weather when we went there in the...More

Thank Ng R
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Reviewed yesterday

Lovely district of Kyoto, quite calm despite the crowds of tourists. Large choice of delicious and regional street food, various good quality souvenir shops.

Thank JonDoe04134
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Arashiyama area is very good to feel traditional culture. There are nature, traditional house, temple... If you visit to Kyoto, I recommend to come here.

Thank Hiroaosta
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Arashiyama is a nice respite from the busy city of Kyoto, however the sites are not very remarkable. The bamboo grove is overcrowded and isn’t that large. Plus you can’t actually walk through the trees as you’re confined to a path. The bridge is also...More

Thank Harmonize
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The most awesome place in Kyoto. The natural bamboos give you this zen feeling of peace and happiness. Do take the extra ticket to go inside to see the temple with a small lake inside. Take time to enjoy the views. We bought some egg...More

Thank PinkAddict
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was the private estate of some Japanese movie star. There is white water rafting in a Japanes boat. We too the romantic train through the valley along the river and ended with a stroll through the bamboo gardens. Take the train from Kyoto Station!...More

Thank Julie C
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great spot for pictures. Quaint town. There is a temple Next to the bamboo grove that is nice (not a must. But nice). Free entrance to the bamboo forest. Is small so you can do this as a morning trip. About 40 minutes by bus...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although bit smaller than I thought. Do this as part of a visit to the whole area including the other side of the bridge.

Thank DrMikeDC
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Here's a really good place to buy your souvenirs! I highly recommend getting the Matcha Latte powder - Best ever! The bridge & background are very pretty, good to take pictures :) Cycle around Arashiyama or walk around; have ice cream in winter and breathe...More

Thank SarahHeah
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really Liked Arashiyama, got the bus from Kyoto city centre which takes around 25mins, if your into photography you can get some great pictures of bridge and river, the village is the old style Japan and nice to walk around, well worth it if...More

1  Thank donal c
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Jessica H
29 January 2018|
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Response from ZfyEd | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jessica, Usually this event takes place between summer and early autumn, may not be available during your visit. But Kyoto is nice with lots of temples, shrines and places of rich history and cultural practises to visit... More
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Ashley T
12 January 2018|
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Response from Weina L | Reviewed this property |
I feel that Kyoto one day trip is too short. For Kyoto usually need a few more days at least 😆
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cookiedough5
8 October 2017|
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Response from Stan N | Reviewed this property |
The area is beautiful with varied attractions as mentioned in previous responses. The only drawback are the crowds, so go early.
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