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From Kinkakuji to Arashiyama Bamboo or Sagano Romantic Train

Penang
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From Kinkakuji to Arashiyama Bamboo or Sagano Romantic Train

Dear all

We would like to visit both Arashiyama Bamboo Grove and take the Sagano Romantic Train (but not the boat as we have elderly in our group) after visiting Kinkaku-ji.

My questions are:

1) Is it easier for us (a group of 5) to take a taxi from Kinkaku-ji to the area? If not, what's the best way from Kinkaku-ji?

2) Which one should we head to first - Arashiyama or Sagano train?

3) Where can we get the Sagano train tickets in Osaka (our base is Nagahoribashi Station in Osaka).

Thanks all.

Subang Jaya...
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1. Re: From Kinkakuji to Arashiyama Bamboo or Sagano Romantic Train

I guess taxi will be most convenient for your group. If mobility is not an issue, you can actually walk 1.5 km south from Kinkakuji to Kitanohakubaicho station ( near Kitano Tenmangu Shrine ) to take the Randen Train ( Keifuku Railway ) to Arashiyama

The Bamboo Grove in Arashiyama is 400 m from the Sagano Romantic Train Torokko station ( beside JR Saga-Arashiyama Station ). You can buy your ticket at Torroko station.

Cary
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2. Re: From Kinkakuji to Arashiyama Bamboo or Sagano Romantic Train

Although, 5 people will not fit in most taxis so you will most likely need two.

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3. Re: From Kinkakuji to Arashiyama Bamboo or Sagano Romantic Train

Advance tickets of Sagano Romantic Trainare are available at major JR West railway stations. PDF> www.sagano-kanko.co.jp/brochure/english.pdf

In addition to Randen Train to Arashiyama,

Kinkakuji-michi__Kyoto City Bus #204, #205__Nishinokyo enmachi__walk, 2min__JR Enmachi station__JR Sagano line__Saga-arashiyama station

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4. Re: From Kinkakuji to Arashiyama Bamboo or Sagano Romantic Train

Sorry forgot to add that it is advisable to book your tickets in advance if you need a seat. You can get your tickets at JR ticket counter in any JR train station in Osaka. If you don't mind standing tickets, you can get them when you arrive at the Torokko station in Arashiyama.

Penang
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5. Re: From Kinkakuji to Arashiyama Bamboo or Sagano Romantic Train

Thank you for all the useful information :)

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