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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 wanted to go bamboo road. Went in first, Dawn Vigil was asked early in the morning is recommended. Tourists are hardly the kind of neighbors who have been walking?!? Slowly and gently with attentiveness. Togetsukyo bridge, the wind is nice. Enjoy the quiet scenery could not open shop, is satisfied.
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  • The landscaping is wonderful! The river is celadon. Should go to vist in October or November lunar month. It is more wonderful. When you can see leaves turn from green to red. The view, it's so romant...  more »
  • Despite the heat, the monkeys were present in the morning. A special moment for children who were able to feed them apples and peanuts. The environment of the Park is quite nice too, easy to play and eat. A beautiful day.
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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 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.
  • 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.

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