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Arashiyama

Togetsukyo, Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8383, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-861-0303
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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%
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  • Terrible1%
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LOCATION
Togetsukyo, Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8383, Kyoto Prefecture
Western Kyoto
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+81 75-861-0303
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"bamboo forest"
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"tenryuji temple"
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Reviewed yesterday

In such a busy country its lovely to spend a day in this area. Loads to see and do, make sure you do a early visit to the bamboo forest and coffee at Arabica near the bridge along the waters edge.

Thank 839sharong
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Be sure to visit this place early before 10am. That is before the whole load of tourist will come. My wife and I travelled from Osaka via train to Kyoto. We visited here before making our way to check in. Lesser people in the morning...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's a small town filled with unique Japanese tradition. The street food is different from Tokyo street food. Here they have sweet potato on the stick, crab on the stick, soy soup and many other food I haven't experience in Tokyo street. Lots of knick...More

Thank Anita S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited this town after the bamboo groves walk. This is a tourist town. It has got lots of souvenirs for sale. It is also crowded with tourists wondering around. My view is that it is worth a visit because after the bamboo groves, there...More

Thank AnonyAdvisor
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Mountains, river and tall bamboo trees......the most romantic setting. Would have loved to spend an entire day here. Be at leisure when u visit this place. Try taking the toy train thru the jungle.

Thank vani11
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The bamboo path is the main attraction for sure,but it is smaller than I thought, and since it was saturday, place was crowded as expected. around the bamboo path, there are other attractions offered, like museum, culinary spots, temples, and the rickshaw ride.

Thank TravediaID
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was expecting the highlight of visiting Arashiyama to be the serenely beautiful bamboo forest, but ended up enjoying much more. We debated switching plans because of rain, but am so glad we pressed on. It was well worth it. Charming area with a few...More

Thank TravelingLoaf
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My favourite spot around Kyoto. Perfect to sit by the river and watch sunset - so calming... Also, you can walk uphill to get to Monkey Forest!!!

Thank Nicccole1982
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were there by train from Kyoto stn to JR Arashiyama, then took another Taroko train next to it for the Romantic train. Passed by scenic view of river.

Thank Shiang T
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Arashuama is located on the western outskirts of the Kyoto city, about 30mins JR train away. Talk about 嵐山and immediately to our mind is the Oi river, its scenic beauty and the many attractions nearby such as the star & famed Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Temples...More

Thank J&S_Singapore
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SallyW79
29 April 2018|
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Response from Andrew T | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Higashimikuni, Fushimi Inari and Nara form a triangle with train travelling time of about 1 hour between destination. I think it is possible to visit Fushimi Inari in the morning then visit Nara. Assuming you start... More
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SallyW79
29 April 2018|
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Response from Rahul B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry for the delay in getting back. I had not been to Iwatayama. Fushimi Inari and Arayashima each can take at least half a day and they are not close to eachother and I don’t think you will be able to combine the two... More
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Jessica H
29 January 2018|
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Response from ZfyEd | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jessica, Usually this event takes place between summer and early autumn, may not be available during your visit. But Kyoto is nice with lots of temples, shrines and places of rich history and cultural practises to visit... More
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