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Arashiyama

Togetsukyo, Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8383, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-861-0303
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Arashiyama is a small town on the Oi River. Its moon-crossing bridge, Togetsu-kyo, is a beautiful, much-beloved wooden structure. Arishiyama also has Tenryu-ji temple, one of the 14 World Heritage Sites in Kyoto.
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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tenryuji temple” (152 reviews)
LOCATION
Togetsukyo, Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8383, Kyoto Prefecture
Western Kyoto
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+81 75-861-0303
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"bamboo forest"
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Reviewed today via mobile

This place is magical. We booked our accommodation here for our visit to Kyoto and it was the beat decision. There is few train stations and JR line for easy access to central Kyoto, and there is souch to do and see here that you...More

1  Thank Gilava P
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Reviewed today

This place is famous for the Bamboo Forest, but it’s worth going to also for the shops. You can eat great Japanese takoyaki and other snacks, as well as matcha ice cream.

Thank Grace C
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A 15 minute taxi ride from central Kyoto, Arashiyama is greater than the sum of its parts. Stunning scenery, historic bridge over river, old streets and buildings, bamboo grove, monkey park and lots of places to eat. Suggest allowing at least half a day, or...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was lovely to stay in this peaceful and quiet area after spending time in the busy modern Tokyo streets. The Bamboo Forest is a must see, but there are much more than that. Would come back and spend more time here in this beautiful...More

Thank GordonSW19
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Since it is an easy train ride from Kyoto, we allocated an afternoon but unfortunately the trains to Arashiyama were not running for a while so we visited another location before the trains started up again. My friend particularly wanted to see the monkey park...More

Thank mmason2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Monkey park and bamboo Grove to visit. One wonderful day in Arashiyama, also sagano train and Hozugawa-kudari River Boat Ride.

Thank Marco S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

In such a busy country its lovely to spend a day in this area. Loads to see and do, make sure you do a early visit to the bamboo forest and coffee at Arabica near the bridge along the waters edge.

1  Thank 839sharong
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Be sure to visit this place early before 10am. That is before the whole load of tourist will come. My wife and I travelled from Osaka via train to Kyoto. We visited here before making our way to check in. Lesser people in the morning...More

1  Thank Bryaan L
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It's a small town filled with unique Japanese tradition. The street food is different from Tokyo street food. Here they have sweet potato on the stick, crab on the stick, soy soup and many other food I haven't experience in Tokyo street. Lots of knick...More

Thank Anita S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited this town after the bamboo groves walk. This is a tourist town. It has got lots of souvenirs for sale. It is also crowded with tourists wondering around. My view is that it is worth a visit because after the bamboo groves, there...More

Thank AnonyAdvisor
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SallyW79
29 April 2018|
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Response from Andrew T | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Higashimikuni, Fushimi Inari and Nara form a triangle with train travelling time of about 1 hour between destination. I think it is possible to visit Fushimi Inari in the morning then visit Nara. Assuming you start... More
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SallyW79
29 April 2018|
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Response from Rahul B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry for the delay in getting back. I had not been to Iwatayama. Fushimi Inari and Arayashima each can take at least half a day and they are not close to eachother and I don’t think you will be able to combine the two... More
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Jessica H
29 January 2018|
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Response from ZfyEd | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jessica, Usually this event takes place between summer and early autumn, may not be available during your visit. But Kyoto is nice with lots of temples, shrines and places of rich history and cultural practises to visit... More
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