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Arashiyama Station Hannari Hokkori Square

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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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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
Dallas, Texas
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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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!

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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