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Arashiyama Station Hannari Hokkori Square

#13 of 365 Shopping in Kyoto
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Western Kyoto
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Address: 20-2 Sagatenryuji Tsukurimicchicho Ukyoku, Kyoto 616-8384 , Kyoto Prefecture
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cute train, cute station, lots of surrounding attractions

this handy little train station has one feature most haven't talked about...benches. It was good to sit down for a moment. There are lots of little restaurants in here, and shops... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike M
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Singapore, Singapore
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is kind of a tourist trap. Things are more expensive and provides nothing interesting or worth buying. The fish/prawn or whatever fried cakes they offer is horrible. Don't buy.

Thank MaximusCruiser
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

this handy little train station has one feature most haven't talked about...benches. It was good to sit down for a moment. There are lots of little restaurants in here, and shops. The cute little purple train will take you back towards the JR line, or you can go for a ride through the forest. The BEST shop is just next... More 

Thank Mike M
Hong Kong, China
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814 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

The small tourist train station is very small with a few shops and a plaza at the frontage. However the area is nicely decorated with kimonos design and becomes lively and attractive. A small footbath is also available there for use by visitors free of charge.

New York City, New York
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

After walking around the park, monkey mountain, and bamboo forest all day, there was nothing better than soaking our feet for 20-30mins while relaxing on the train platform. Buy a ticket from the visitors center in the station, it comes with a towel too. Make sure to take the randen (trolley) combined with the subway to/from Arashiyama instead of the... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

It is a simple station compared to many others in Japan. Located by the Hozugawa river. There is a shopping / food arcade. The key draw would be the kimono forest which in the day isn't that special but when it lights up at night is beautiful. Nothing much else.

Thank poopshooter
New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

This train station has been tastefully and extensively decorated with a wide-variety of kimono designs, which when back-lighted in the evening give a surreal feeling. Just a walking distance from the beautiful bridge on the river, this place is well-worth a visit and is definitely an unique sight. Definitely recommended.

Thank Drdm2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Randen Arashiyama Station is beatifully decorated with this amazing kimono art installation. You walk into a forrest of plexiglas pilars displaying a selection of beatiful kimono fabrics. If you come after dusk the pillars are lit up, which gives an enchanting atmosphere. This is a great place to end a walking tour in Arashiyama! The little arcade surrounding the station... More 

Thank Susanne E
Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016

After riding the super cute retro train "Randen" we arrived at final stop Arashiyama station. The best point about this station is that it has a hot foot bath (located on the opposite of the entrance, just next to the trains). It is basically free, but if you need a towel go to the station building and ask for it,... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

it's very charming and has lots of character. I love the Kimono Forest which are a bunch of polls that have kimono patterns on them that takes you down a side of the station. Not a huge sight but it's picturesque. All of the little shops and restaurants around it give it the typical traditional view of japan that you... More 

Thank ttn026000
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

We went to the Arashiyama Station to see the Kimono Forest from Kyoto Station. While only a half hour train ride and the village of Arashiyama is a nice little town, the Kimono Forest loses a lot in the daylight. Some of the "trees" under the eaves were lit up, those outside in the sunlight were rather dull. However, you... More 

Thank Gary M

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