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Arashiyama

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Western Kyoto
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Address: 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,...

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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Sagano Bamboo Grove and Arashiyama Walking Tour With Yakatabune Lunch Cruise
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Breathtakingly beautiful

Just a short ride away from Kyoto, be amazed by its temples and rustic country scenery. Endless rows of eateries and shops line the main strip offer stuff not easily found in the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Just a short ride away from Kyoto, be amazed by its temples and rustic country scenery. Endless rows of eateries and shops line the main strip offer stuff not easily found in the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is worth the trip. Although it was very crowded but the atmosphere was nonetheless exciting. The Bamboo Grove would have been more serene if there are fewer people around. Good to go early. Not to miss is the Grilled Eel (Unagi) restaurant just before the entrance to the Bamboo Grove.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Bamboo grove was one of my favourite sights in Japan, situated just outside Kyoto (15 mins by subway). I visited on a National Holiday so it was incredibly busy but well worth the visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is a must go on your trip to Kyoto. Transportation is easy with many busses, subway lines and our favorite, JR trains since we have the JR Pass. There is so much to do from forest to temples, bike rides, etc. The town is easy to get around in with many signs and easy for strollers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything about Arashiyama is intriguing, from Monkey Mountain to the bamboo forest and all the shops along the road. This is someplace we'd love to visit again and again.

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As in many other attractions-a nice place but crowded. Almost impossible to take a decent picture 😀

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Serene and relaxing strolling through the bamboo garden. The smell of the greens was so refreshing. Beautiful even on a cloudy day!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're in Kyoto, you definitely need to go to the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove! Definitely go early to avoid crowds! This is definitely a beautiful place to visit! Huge bamboo aligned so perfectly! I good stroll in the park!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited on 27 Nov 2016 and the place was amazing. It was definitely at its peak. Best foliage I had ever seen during this autumn visit. The other places were slightly off peak and were not as good.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went there because we saw on the internet that its a must see place, but actually its not worth the distance. They are beautiful parks closer in Kyoto with much better colors and nature.

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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 impressive vistas during the Hanami cherry blossom viewing season mean that it is busiest in warmer months, though also gorgeous in the fall, when the mountains and hills along the banks turn multi-colored. Historic and engaging, even the rail cars in Western Kyoto seek to exemplify its traditional nature and scenic beauty. Many people, including natives, come to visit the 1,200 rakan statues at the Otagi Nenbutsuji Temple, which is still in use as a religious site.
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