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Arashiyama Area

Arashiyama (嵐山) is a pleasant, touristy area in western Kyoto.

Arashiyama is especially popular during the cherry blossom season and autumn foliage season.

The Togetsukyo Bridge is famous Arashiyama. Many small shops, restaurants and other attractions are found nearby, including Tenryuji Temple, Arashiyama's famous bamboo groves and pleasure boats that are available for rent on the river.

You can discover in Arashiyama the Bamboo Groves, Monkey Park Iwatayama, Hozu River Boat Cruise, Sagano Scenic Railway,

You can access Arshiyama using bus, train, even bicycle, most famous way Kyoto station is using JR line San-In Line to Saga-Arashiyama Station
it take about 17 minutes and cost 240 JPY (you can use the JR pass)


Bamboo Groves

Free and open for 24 hours.

Famous among Arashiyama, especially during the illumination event. 

Close to the groves, you can find several small shops and restaurants.

Togetsukyo Bridge


Free and open for 24 hours.

Built during the Heian Period (794-1185) and recently reconstructed in the 1930s. ​

You can see plenty of cherry blossoms on the bridge during its seson.

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Monkey Park Iwatayama

Opening Hours:
9:00 ~ 16:30 (Mar 15th ~ Sep 30th)
9:00 ~ 16:00 (Oct 1st ~ Mar 14th)

Closed: Days with heavy rain or snow
Admission fee: 550yen (for adult) / 250yen (for child)

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Daikakuji Temple

Open Hours: 9:00 ~ 17:00 (entry until 16:30)

Admission fee: 500 JPY

(Combination ticket with Gioji Temple : 600 JPY)

Sagano Scenic Railway

Operation time: 9:00 ~ 16:00

Closed on :  Every Wednesday

from December 30th to the end of February

(except for national holidays, during the spring and summer vacation periods or the autumn foliage season)

Admission fee : 620 JPY for one way,

between Torokko Saga Station and Torokko Kameoka Station

Hozugawa River Cruise

120 minutes tour surrounded by gorgeous year-round scenery

Opening Hours: Everyday 9:00 ~ 15:30

(changes depending on the season)


Admission fee:

4,100 JPY for adult

2,700 JPY for child (age of 4-12)

Activity related to Arashiyama

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