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Arashiyama, Kyoto

Categories: Outdoor Activities
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4.4/5 based on 3,400+ reviews on the web
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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  • Arashiyama is well-known among tourists for its bamboo grove, or Sagano Bamboo Grove, but there's more to see in the Arashiyama Course: four temples, a bridge and a mountain villa. 
  • Visiting Arashiyama is one of my best-liked Japanese experiences so far. Autumn just started; so, the air was chill and fresh.. Beautiful scenery for sore eyes and the sound of small river flow to cal...  read more »
  • We got there by JR train and walk all the way to the bamboo grove. How amazing when you pass through the green bamboo forests to access other shrines, temple and also the monkey park. Back to the main...  read more »
  • All the beauty nature arises for Namo Shakyamuni Buddha and Namo Amituofo Buddha, due to Buddha's merits all the beauty sceneries in tge world just because of Buddhas. Namo Shakyamuni Buddha@Namo Amituofo Buddha
  • A beautiful and laid back district on the outskirts of town. Jam packed with things to do. This is a must-see if in Kyoto!
  • Visited in Spring, love it so much me & my hubby revisited Kyoto in Autumn. Love Arashiyama! A Must GO!!! Remember to footbath at Raiden Arashiyama Station to sook your tired leg at the end of the day. Just 150yen with towels provided. Enjoy~
  • Coming from the busy city of Hong Kong, Arashiyama is the just what the doctor ordered. Forget everything you knew about buses and trains and rent a bike (there's bike rental just outside the station) After trying to live out my "cycling-throughout-the-neighbourhood-fantasies", the exact same ones you see in Japanese anime, and failing in Gion (as it was too crowded and busy) Arashiyama allowed me to do just that. Cycling from one temple to the next was exhilarating; the scenery, the environment, the way the wind would blow through your hair as you cycled along the fields, looking back at it almost felt surreal, it's feeling that you absolutely cannot miss. My only regret is that I didn't spend a whole day at Arashiyama. This would be my only advice, and it's to block out a good amount of time to take everything Arashiyama has to offer, and must I say, Arashiyama has so much to offer.
  • One of my favourite places to visit. This place is just still, quiet and its just pure beauty. I love this place and I would highly recommend it. The streets that surround it offer some great street snacks if you're into that stuff.
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