Arashiyama Has The Most Beautiful Scenery in Kyoto ( My opinion )
* direction *
- Train…JR Kyoto staton( Sagano line )—Saga-Arashiyama station
- Bus…JR Kyoto station bus terminal( bus number 73,74,83)—Arashiyama
About 1,000 years ago, aristocrats would build resort villas in this lush natural environment.
The Togetu-kyo Bridge and Chikurin-no-michi( Bamboo Forest Path ) and other interesting places and activities are very popular for tourists.
Arashiyama is my favorite place in kyoto!
Rickshaw( Jinrikisha )
Sightseeing with a nicely sun tanned handsome guy would be a great experience !
You can find them everywhere in Arashiyama.
Chikurin-no-michi( Bamboo forest )
with delicious sweet dumpling
This path is 400 meters long and you can walk and eat! ( I always do )
It is illuminated in December. It’s really beautiful.
This shrine is in Bamboo forest.
People come here pray for luck in LOVE❤
The shrine appears in “the Tale of Genji”, a piece of classical Japanese literature written in the Heian period.
Sagano Romantic Train
This popular sightseeing train gives you a stunning view of Hozukyo Gorge, and it takes 30 minutes to travel the 7,3km between Trokko Sagano and Torokko Kameoka Stations.
All seats are reserved and I recommend you to make a reservation in advance( 1 week before you ride )
Hozugawa River Boat Ride
The 16km ride down the river takes about 2 hours and you can enjoy both rapids and calm water and get a little wet.
Arashiyama Monkey Park
After climbing Mt.Iwatayama for 30 minutes, you can see about 120 monkeys!
You can also feed them from inside the hut.
Delicious restaurants in Arashiyama
1 OBU CAFE
Arashiyama is also a great place for cherry blossoms and autumn leaves.
If you have only 1 day in Kyoto, I suggest you to go to Arashiysma, you wouldn’t be regret!