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Sagano Romantic Train

Saga Tenruji, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8394, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-861-7444
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Saga Torokko Station - Kameoka Torokko Station
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Saga Tenruji, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8394, Kyoto Prefecture
Western Kyoto
+81 75-861-7444

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Took the 25 min ride, which oversee rivers and gorges. Guess the ride would be much more visual during cherry blossom or maybe even autumn. On the return trip, one can stop at the second station for a short cut to the bamboo forest.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This 20 minute ride romantic tradtional train from arashiyama station ends at kameoka station, during its route; there is path along the beautiful river with boat ride and green lushy moutain view. At the destination, there is beautiful rice field with the mascot raccoon named...More

1  Thank jajavalB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Please book your tickets at JR stations if you are going during the Sakura season. If not, you can buy the tickets at the Torokko Saga Station when you reached. Please note the train timings, either buy in advance and reach there on time or...More

1  Thank Bernard T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

1/3 of the time is passing thru tunnel - pit dark. Almost more than half the time scenic is on even number seats. Alot of insects on train. Guess we will unlucky to be on odd number side.

1  Thank Karina O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a very nice trip. We love it so much! I love the view, you can see the old japanese house in the hill, the crystal clear river, and so many greens. In the fall, I imagine it will be wonderful view with all the...More

1  Thank Rini S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took this train from Saga Torokko station to Kameoka Torokko station and took taxi to the Hozugawa river boat pier. The one way journey is about 25 minutes and throughout the journey, the train driver will stop the train and give a brief explanation...More

2  Thank AK2726
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the JR train to Umahori, walked for about 10 minutes, and took the Sagano Romantic Train back to the Arashiyama Station (the second from the end) so that we could walk through the bamboo forest. This train is not romantic, but it is...More

Thank Scubaqueen_12
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Luckily went we reached the station there is few ticket left. If not we need to wait for another 1-2 hours. The scenery a long the river is nice for couple.

Thank lukepj21
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We took a JR train from Kyoto to Umahori station. We walked back to Kameoka Torokko station. We bought Sagano Romantic train tickets with seats assigned. We got off the Torokko Arashiyama station to see the Bamboo forest/grove. The train and the views were excellent....More

2  Thank BangkokSachse
Reviewed 10 May 2017

The Sagano Romantic train will give you a great view of the scenic landscape along the Horu-Gawa River. As seats are limited, you will have to book in advance at JR Kyoto Station. We were in Osaka so we reserved our tickets in advance at...More

5  Thank linnman
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
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Is this romantic train usually fully booked? I am just afraid that I'll miss the train if I buy ticket in advance with fixed timing. So, if I just buy it once I get right at the station, is there a good chance that it's still available? Well, I'll go there on Sunday.
4 October 2016|
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Response from Suzanne B | Reviewed this property |
I was there during Sakura season and got a ticket, but I waited in line before their office opened. The seats are assigned so if you buy advanced tickets you are guaranteed your spot.
Can someone please tell me how much is the cost for day tour to Arashiyama including Sagano scenic railway? Nishanthi
18 July 2016|
Response from Cmeve | Reviewed this property |
The one way fare is 620 yen (adult fare) and 310 yen for children. That is for the train only. You can get to the Saga-Arashiyama JR station from Kyoto, then a very short walk to Saga Torokko station to get the Scenic train... More
Chan W
Hi, two questions: 1. What if I purchase the Sagano scenic railway ticket in advance, eg. For 1.07pm timing, but I missed the train. Will I be able to board the next train at 2.07pm? Or do I need to repurchase the ticket? 2. The last Hozugawa river boat ride will be at 3.30pm, do you think there'll be sufficient time if I were to board the Sagano Scenic Railway from Saga Torokko Station at 2.07pm to Saga Kameoka Station, then take a 20mins bus to the river boat boarding point? Thank you very much!
14 July 2016|
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Response from Joan G | Reviewed this property |
Am sorry I am not in best position to reply regarding late for the trip that one purchase but you could try as Japanese people are kind and considerate. About the boat ride that was great...upon alighting the Sagano romantic... More