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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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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bamboo grove” (418 reviews)
“monkey park” (259 reviews)
“tenryuji temple” (191 reviews)
Togetsukyo, Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8383, Kyoto Prefecture
Western Kyoto
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The photos don’t do this justice at all. We walked through the bamboo forest and it was beautiful, of course we had crowds but if u walk towards the end part there are good spots for photos.

Thank Mish S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was a waste that I wasn’t able to stay there till evening as I have other plans on that day. Would suggest visitors to spend half a day there as there are many things to see and shop. The area may have a different...More

Thank Terence H
Reviewed yesterday

The bridges, the river, the mountains, the streets, the bamboo forest, it's all terrific. This is more what I wanted in contrast to the modern buildings of downtown Kyoto. This had a true old school feeling all around and, even on a rainy day, the...More

Thank Travis P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took the train to the bamboo forest. You follow the crowds, cross the river over a lovely bridge. The walk through the bamboo forest is magical, even with the crowds. But we couldn't find any crouching tigers and the dragons remained hidden. But then...More

Thank HydroH2
Reviewed 3 days ago

Arashiyama is about 40 minutes away from kyoto. The subway ride was uneventful. We took a cute tram from the last subway exit to Arashiyama and that was neat. I like this place because it is so peaceful and there are many things to do...More

Thank AnaHappyAllTheTime
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to Arashiyama for the bamboo forest which was amazing but unfortunately like many locations in Kyoto was overrun with tourists.

1  Thank Wilcoxm51
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited this location after having visited the fushimi shrine (1000 red gates) in the morning. This place is amazing the weather was pleasant but we had limited time- in hindsight I would have booked a hotel and stayed a night to fully enjoy everything...More

Thank nighut s
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was one of the high lights of our trip although it was packed due to it being a public holiday , dont forget to walk down the road and visit the monkeys

Thank kyoshikiwi
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful peaceful place ! Well worth a visit. I got a bit lost once i was out of the bamboo forest and in an area where there were signs telling me not to look monkeys in the eye... but hey thats the fun of traveling....More

Thank Krystal S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Make sure you have space on your phone or camera for all the photos you’ll want to take of this beautiful town. About 30 minutes from Kyoto on the JR San-In line (so you can use your JR rail pass), it’s worth taking a good...More

Thank Julie L
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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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.
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
7 October 2017|
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.