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Togetsukyo, Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8383, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-331-0814
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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” (406 reviews)
“monkey park” (244 reviews)
“tenryuji temple” (186 reviews)
Togetsukyo, Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8383, Kyoto Prefecture
Western Kyoto
+81 75-331-0814
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Its quite out of the way especially if you try to cram Fushimi Inari shrine into and Kyoto city into the same day. Not much happening from the station all the way to the bamboo grove but you can get nice pictures provided you go...More

Thank SVP15
Reviewed yesterday

If you have the time on your hectic schedule , a visit to Arashiyama is imperative . Yes , it gets crowded at times , but well worth a visit . More time ? Walk south for several kilometres and investigate the various other places...More

Thank setsucollis
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took the Sagano Scenic Railway and alighted at the Torroko Arashiyama Station which was near the Bamboo forest. Despite the sunny weather, it was cooling when we were strolling through the forest. It's almost impossible to capture a decent photo as it was very...More

Thank cloversze
Reviewed 2 days ago

The first bit of Arashiyama really disappointed me as there was maybe only a stretch of bamboo for 50 or so meters. Continue walking to reach the larger and more scenic part of the forest. I was there at 7 am and there were some...More

Thank Angie C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Of course you have to visit Arashiyama but don't stay there too long, just proceed further north and you will escape crowd and still have plenty of sights to see. In center can be really hectic so prepare your patience, after we left bamboo forest...More

Thank intrepidCRO
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An amazing sight. I don't know if beautiful is the right word for an avenue of bamboo, but this was worth seeing. I have never seen bamboo so tall and thick and it is beautifully maintained.

Thank Wendy A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The bamboo grove in Arashiyama has become a standard stop on the mainstream tourist trail. Lots of kitschy souvenirs and (in June at least) a LOT of other tourists. It was hard to appreciate the peace and solemnity of the otherwise beautiful setting, what with...More

Thank ModusOperandie
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Bamboo forest was worth our short walk. Great places for photos and a big difference between our early arrival around 8:30 am with very few people compared to 9:30 as we left through a flood of crowded tourists. Skipped the monkey park since the time...More

Thank Amy L
Reviewed 6 days ago

very nice and amazing place with Bamboo grove which impress me a lot and it's not hard to get there so I highly recommend you guys who go to kyoto to visit that place once in your life

Thank ployfahp
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful bamboo garden but there are so many visiters in June, I can hardly take any pictures without a background full of tourist.

Thank Tiffany W
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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What is the best way to get to Arashiyama from Kyoto Station? Bus or train? Thank you!
19 April 2017|
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Response from krstnbrd | Reviewed this property |
I would definitely go for train from kyoto station, it leaves from platforms 31 - 33 in the direction of "Sonobe". It takes max 17 minutes and is a very handy service. I didn't take the bus, but I heard by car it takes 1... More
How early can you walk through Arashiyama? I hear it's best to go in the morning to avoid crowds later in the day. Is that true? I'm thinking about checking out Arashiyama in the morning and then take the train over to Tokyo right after? How would I go about doing that? I read the Nozomi Shinkansen is the fastest train to get to Tokyo. How do I get to it from Arashiyama?
10 April 2017|
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Response from gcpradhan1 | Reviewed this property |
Well, if you don't really like crowded places then morning may be the best time for you to visit Arashiyama. It's being Ohanami or cherry blossom season here, so the place is more crowded than usually it is. But be careful... More
Lili S
hi, i am interest to visit arashiyama bamboo grove and sagano romantic train. my question is, which is better, the first to do, is it sagano romantic train or arashiyama bamboo grove due to time of visit, (i do not interest to cruiser) i only have 3hours in arashiyama before head to fushimi inari. thank u so much 😊
22 March 2017|
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Response from Smelltheflower | Reviewed this property |
If you time it right do both. Take the JR train to Kameoka station, walk 5 minutes and change to the Torokko train at Kameoka. It will be a pleasant ride especially during Autumn and Spring time. Look out for a masked... More