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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 Tenruji, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8394 , Kyoto Prefecture
Western Kyoto
+81 75-861-7444
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

1  Thank BangkokSachse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

4  Thank linnman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to explore the scenic gorges along the river, try to take the Sagano Romantic Train ride. The station was located right next to JR Arashiyama Station. You could also take a boat ride back if you want to get two separate experiences...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a nice break to take during the day. It goes along the river and has some beautiful views. We went in December and sat in "heated" (or not so heated) car one way and in the open air car the other way. It...More

Thank Angela B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't miss Sagano Romantic Train. You should book a train ticket in advance for a beautiful time, because seats are limited.

Thank Bigermomy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The train is anything but romantic however if you can grin & bear it and pay to get the boat back then I think it's worth a look. The boat takes about 1.5 hours and passes some gorgeous scenery- some of it doesn't look real-...More

Thank Kerry N
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Perhaps not romantic but a nice sightseeing trip along the Hozu River. The Sakura season was almost over when I rode but still it was fun and the sights were nice. I think the fall colors would have been nice to see on this train...More

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

It was a short ride of about 20mins but extremely popular with the locals as well as tourists. Our tour company reserved assigned seat tickets for us in advance. The train was full even on a Monday morning when we went. To avoid disappointment, try...More

1  Thank ryu0803
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The train was lovely but there wasn't many photo opportunities and you could only see the views from one side of the train. The boat ride was wonderful though and lots of fun. It was around 45 yen each for the boat alone but was...More

Thank kelly c
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