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Arashiyama Station Hannari Hokkori Square

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Address: 20-2 Sagatenryuji Tsukurimicchicho Ukyoku, Kyoto 616-8384 , Kyoto Prefecture
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One of my favorite stations

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 May 2016
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Warsaw, Poland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

We were there 21:30 and the most important path was off! Maybe it is nice while working... But this is not what you expect from Japanese standard!

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Hasselt, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

You can get to this city center station from Kyoto subway (probably you'll have to change subway 1 or 2 times coming from Kyoto main station). Or just walk over from the main Arashiyama station - just a 10min walk through the park and over the very nice bridge overlooking the lake. In the station you'll find a lot of... More 

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Kani, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

We didn't plan on visiting but just kind of stumbled upon it. I'm really glad we did. The Kimono Bamboo Forest is really beautiful. They're lit up at night, but during the day they still look great. Definitely worth checking out

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