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Arashiyama

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, 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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  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bamboo grove” (425 reviews)
“monkey park” (268 reviews)
“tenryuji temple” (192 reviews)
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Togetsukyo, Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8383, Kyoto Prefecture
Western Kyoto
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

In spring or fall, Arashiyama is a great spot to enjoy time in a natural area along the river and mountains. The monkey park is a great break from the crowds and there are tons of shops and cafes to enjoy, as well as the...More

Thank Shannon M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was there while it was raining however it was very photogenic. There are several things to visit. Unfortunately I missed the Monkey Park and the Bamboo Grove. Instead I walked along the river and up a thousand steps to a tiny Zen temple with a...More

Thank SphericalPossum
Reviewed 3 days ago

A visit to Arashiyama is well worth your time. There is so much to see...an old steam train ride, boat ride down the river, monkey forest, and bamboo grove. The town is also very quaint and plenty of restaurant options, plus shopping galore.

Thank steelerfandownunda
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one place you've got to see when in Kyoto - all-in-one package with those historic temples, mystic bamboo groves, scenic bridge and railways, humble Japanese residences and fabulous small shops and eateries. It's a short 15-min. train ride by JR from the Kyoto...More

1  Thank ECLadines
Reviewed 4 days ago

Touristy place for a reason, there's a lot of great things to see in the area, which itself is also a very nice place. Don't regret going in the slightest

Thank QuinnXM
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We actually came here twice on our trip, the first was for the bamboo forest, the second to look around the area, where there are shops and restaurants. We also hired out a boat and went on the lake, there are lovely autumn trees to...More

Thank Eli m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The first time I was here back in 2010. This year I have the opportunity to be back in Kyoto and wouldn't miss to visit Arashiyama. Visited the bamboo groves and have to be patience a bit with the crowds. Early morning visit would be...More

Thank RoseHashim
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the colorful mountain! It was a rainy but pleasant afternoon at Arashiyama. For those who are taking the romantic train: when you reach the counter, do go up to the ticket counter and buy your tickets 1st before you start roaming in the souvenir...More

Thank 785dannyh
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's quite easy to get to the Bamboo groves - from Kyoto station, you just get the train out to Saga-Arashiyama. We visited in the late afternoon and it was the perfect time! The sun had started to set a little and so it had...More

Thank Cassie1911
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for two things; the bamboo forest and the monkey park. 1) Bamboo forest was hugely underwhelming, mostly because of the floods of tourists even relatively early in the morning. I recommend if you want a peaceful experience here to come very early in...More

Thank Daniel G
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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
...More
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cookiedough5
8 October 2017|
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Response from Stan N | Reviewed this property |
The area is beautiful with varied attractions as mentioned in previous responses. The only drawback are the crowds, so go early.
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AbdoScholes
7 October 2017|
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Response from Carles M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I do not know the time table and I cannot help you
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AbdoScholes
7 October 2017|
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Response from Nicolas E | Reviewed this property |
From where will you be coming from with the boat? You can join the place from kyoto by train.
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