If you`re used to only seeing pine trees or poplar trees, this place can be really exciting. Take a stroll through the beautiufl bamboo forest.
Walk Across The Togetsukyo Bridge
WHAT TO DO
You`re bound to walk across this iconic landmark of Kyoto. Be sure not to look back when you leave because your good fortune may leave you as well.
Monkey Park Iwatayama
THINGS TO SEE
Do you want to see some Japanese monkeys? Check out the monkey park. Open: 9:00 - 17:30 (until 16:30 from November to March) Fee: 550 yen
WHAT TO SEE
A world heritage site, Tenryu-ji is considered one of the most important temples in Kyoto. Open: 8:30 - 17:30 Fee: 500 yen
Ride A Rickshaw
WHAT TO DO
Don`t like walking? Take a rickshaw tour of the arashiyama area. The price starts at 4500 yen.
WHERE TO EAT
Kaiseki is a traditional Japanese meal. The portions are small but there`s such a wide variety of small dishes. Quality over quantity. Great food! Hours: 11:30-15:00, 17:00-22:00 (Closed on Wednesdays) Address: 〒616-8385 Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto, Ukyo Ward, Sagatenryuji Susukinobabacho, ５８ http://kyoto-kitcho.com/shoplist_en/arashiyama/index.html
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Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
How to Get There
1. (From Kyoto Station) Take the JR Sagano Line bound for Kaemoka to Saga-Arashiyama Station.
6 stops from Kyoto Station (apx. 16mins) 240 yen
Arashiyama in Kyoto Tour! - Video Japan Guide
Arashiyama is a touristy district in the western outskirts of Kyoto. This area has been a very popular destination for Japanese tourists, especially in spring for the cherry blossoms and in the autumn for the fall colors.