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Private Highlights of Kyoto Tour
"The tour starts at 9am from the Hotel Granvia Kyoto in the JR Kyoto Station building. You are requested to select one of two different courses Northwest-bound course or the Southeast-bound course. The Northwest-bound course visits the Bamboo Grove the Rock Garden (Ryoanji Temple) the Golden Pavilion and the Nijo Castle or the Nishiki Market. The Southeast-bound course visits the Sake Brewery the Fushimi Inari Taisha the Sanjusangendo Temple the Kiyomizudera Temple and the Ninenzaka or Sannenzaka Slope.Tour ends at 4pm near the Gion area
From JPY10,000.00
 
Arashiyama and Sagano Walking Food Tour
"You will start your half-day tour at the JR Saga Arashiyama station. The Arashiyama district located west of the Kyoto city center has long been a scenic leisure spot. Many ancient aristocrats had their villas here a thousand years ago and enjoyed creating literature and poetry. Today the area is one of the most popular tourist sites in Kyoto. At first you will visit the Togetsukyo bridge which as the area’s landmark dates back to the 9th century and provides a good photo opportunity for visitors. It is a very beautiful and traditional bridge. While walking you will try Yuba soup
From $105.00
 
Kyoto Rickshaw Tour
"Meet your informative local guide in either Arashiyama or Higashiyama (depending on option selected) and hop aboard an authentic rickshaw a two-passenger wagon pulled by a person invented in Japan in the late 19th century. As a historic cosmopolitan city Kyoto has an abundance of sites that should top every traveler’s list but walking to all of them can be tiring and time-consuming. A rickshaw offers a comfortable fun way to zip from one attraction to the next while learning about the city from your guide and driver. This tour is customizable; discuss with the rickshaw driver what you’d like to see. See Itinerary below two itineraries
From JPY4,500.00

Arashiyama Tips (30)

Kameoka to Arashiyama River Boat Trip

Hop on the train from Kyoto to Kameoka. From Kameoka station it's a 5-10min walk to the boats, just follow signs. Sign up and pay when entering the building and you're named will be called out when...
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Pixiekatten
Jan 17, 2007

The Bamboo Grove of Arashiyama

Apart from its temples, Arashiyama is also famous for its extensive grove of bamboo, which lies just to the north of Tenryū-ji Temple. The bamboo has been used to manufacture various products, such as...
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toonsarah
Dec 18, 2013

Admiring the beauty of Arashiyama

To me, Arashiyama is a lovely outdoor park, perfect for all seasons. I was told that autumn was the best time to visit as the trees put on quite a show dressed in their wonderful display of colours....
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Restless-in-kl
Jan 02, 2006

Hozu River, Arashiyama

The picturesque Hozu River (Hozugawa) flows through Arashiyama. The Hozu was in the past used to transport logs for the construction of many of Kyoto’s temples, and for Osaka’s castle. During the Edo...
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toonsarah
Dec 18, 2013

Monkeys! (Arashiyama)

Arashiyama is a romantic day trip, with a park, and a river to row boats on. But, you cannot miss the monkeys! You have to climb a small hill to get to the monkeys, but it's well worth it, and, if...
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vic&michael
Mar 22, 2005

Walk through the bamboo forest

For a change of pace from the many temples in Kyoto we found it great to take 1/2 a day in Arashiyama (North West Kyoto). A short walk from the Saga-Arashiyama JR Station is an area of bamboo forest...
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ClareyD
May 16, 2005

Arashiyama: combining nature's beauty with culture

Arashiyama is a pleasant district in the western outskirts of Kyoto. Its landmark is the wooden (now partially concrete) Togetsukyo Bridge with forested Mount Arashiyama as backdrop. There are many...
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aukahkay
Apr 10, 2007

The Beautiful Arashiyama

I took a train from Shijo-Omiya to Arashiyama. At first we did not even plan to go to Arashiyama. It just that we stay in Shijo-Omiya and i notice this cute train and wonder where it go to. I look at...
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sandrafiza
Feb 07, 2009

Arashiyama

Arashiyama is a great place to spend a beautiful day. There are plenty of food vendors ("yatai") so there's no need to eat at any restaurants. It's located right next to Katsura River and has...
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DirtyRudy
Jun 03, 2003

My favorite place

I think the people who lives here are the luckiest! If you love nature, this place is a must-see! I would not forget how the place smells in spring time...From Arashiyama, I walked around 20 minutes...
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heydelin
Aug 02, 2014

ARASHIYAMA

This western area of Kyoto is beautiful. Tranquil, peaceful, calm. The scenery amazing & breathtaking.You can see the famous Togetsu-kyo Bridge, Nison-in Temple, Monkey Park, Tehryuji Temple,...
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heywinks
Dec 24, 2002

Arashiyama

Arashiyama encompasses much of Western Kyoto. Although there are many worthwhile temples in the area (covered in separate tips), there is also a lot you can see for free!One of the famous attractions...
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Rabbityama
Sep 28, 2010
 
 
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Iwatayama Monkey Park

Monkey Park Iwatayama is home to about 200 Japanese macaque monkeys, and it has a fantastic view over Arashiyama and the rest of Kyoto. The trial to the Monkey Park begins just west of the southern...
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Horinji Temple

Horinji is a temple in Arashiyama, just across the Togetsukyo Bridge. The temple houses the Boddhisatva Akasagarbha. Although it is not a particularly grand temple, it is in a convenient location to...
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Tenryuji Temple

At the end of Bamboo Grove we passed by a cemetery and ended up at Tenryu-ji Temple. Although there are many other temples in Arashiyama this was the only one we visited in the area knowing this is...
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Jojakkoji Temple

Jojakkoji is a temple built on the side of Mount Ogura in Kyoto's Arashiyama region. It was commisioned by the Fujiwara. It is best known for its two-story pagoda built in 1620, as well as being built...
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Rakushisha

Rakushisha is a small and simple hut located in Arashiyama. The famous poet Matsuo Basho stayed here and wrote many famous haiku in his Saga Diary during his stay. The original builder of the house,...
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Seiryoji Temple

Seiryoji is where Minamoto no Toru, the man said to be the inspiration behind the character Genji in the Tales of Genji, lived in a villa here and is buried here. The temple was established here in...
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