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Arashiyama, Kyoto

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For centuries a source of respite and escape, Arashiyama offers a glimpse of natural beauty outside of Kyoto. The district has a variety of outdoor activities: visit the Japanese macaques in the monkey park, or take a rowboat out onto the lake. Don't miss the bamboo grove, a gentle uphill trail through densely packed stalks, ending at a historic imperial villa and its surrounding landscaped gardens. Our Kyoto tour planner makes visiting Arashiyama and other Kyoto attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • I would 100% taking the Keifuku railway from Shino - Omiya station all the way to Arashiyama. The railway line is straight out of Spirited Away, and gets you in the mood for the bamboo forest. When ar...  more »
  • We get to this place by Kyoto Hop on bus. We took 2 stops. Few stops around here and you can stop at the main temple, Tenryu-ji.Pretty far but definitely worth it. Opens 24 hours but not sure about th...  more »
  • Ranking up there with the Fushimi Inari Shrine of wonderful sights in Kyoto is the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove. The gentle uphill walk to get to this enchanting lane flanked by soaring bamboo trees is wel...  more »
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  • This is by far my favourite place in Japan. The serenity and scenery is an absolutely beautiful experience. I loved the weather (went twice in Spring and Winter) and all the shops along the streets. Every restaurant/dessert shop was so very tempting and mouthwatering.
  • This is a very beautiful area that reflects old Japan. It can be very busy because it is home to the Bamboo gardens and a monkey park. We enjoyed the Monkey park (where wild monkeys come to socialize and take snacks). The bamboo forest was beautiful but very crowded. Much of the area is geared towards tourists and there are many restaurants and souvenir shops.
  • The most famous bamboo forest in Japan. Need to bring comfortable hiking shoes, umbrella or light rain jacket.
  • Arashiyama is a wonderful place in Koyoto. We rented bicycles near Saga- Arashiyama station. We had a great day. It's recommended for people who like nature.
  • The Best thing that you shoud do in there, is bicycling. I extremely suggest you that when you arrive in Here, rent a bicycle first. you can see a lot view and go everywhere. It'so amazing time for me.