Arashiyama, Kyoto

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  • Address: Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, Japan
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +81-752224130
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Temple, Outdoors, Park, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Neighborhoods
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About Arashiyama, Kyoto

Situated around 30 minutes drive from the city centre of Kyoto, Arashiyama is a district in Kyoto which is well known for its Bamboo Grove. It is situated along the base of the Arashiyama Mountains (Storm Mountains) and is a nationally-designated Historic Site. It is popular with tourists as well as locals. The must visit places while in Arashiyama are the Bamboo Grove, the Tenryu-ji Temple, the Kameyama-koen Park, Okochi-Sanso Villa and Adashino-Nembutsu-ji Temple.  Arashiyama is particularly popular during the cherry blossom and fall colour seasons. One of the must do things in Arashiyama is rent a boat and row down the Hozu-gawa area, especially when it’s cherry blossom season. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Kyoto itinerary 7 days.

Arashiyama Ticket Prices

  • Entry fees for individual attractions and boat rides apply.

Arashiyama Opening and Closing Hours

  • Restaurants, tourist attraction and shops usually open by 8 am.

How To reach Arashiyama by Public Transport

  • Arashiyama railway station
  • Arashiyama-Tenryuji-mae bus stop
  • Hiring a taxi is recommended.
  • Many enthusiastic tourists rent a bicycle and cycle down to Arashiyama. 

Restaurants Near Arashiyama

  • Hiranoya
  • Komichi
  • Shigetsu
  • Yodofu Sagano

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Things to Know Before Visiting Arashiyama

  • 74.13% of people who visit Kyoto include Arashiyama in their plan

  • 37.2% of people plan their visit to Arashiyama between 4 PM - 5 PM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Arashiyama

Monday, Thursday and Sunday

91.57% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Arashiyama

People normally club together Ginkaku-ji and Iwatayama Monkey Park while planning their visit to Arashiyama.

People also prefer to end their day with Arashiyama.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Arashiyama, Kyoto Reviews

  • Great place to visit only early in the morning when no one else is around. Even though you might think, it’s just bamboo? There is something magical about this place. A sea of bamboo lined up, and green all around. You will not regret visiting this place. The overall distance will take no longer than a 15 minute walk from start to finish and the area is well lit up with sun rays creeping in between the bamboo. I think if you enjoy photography, then this is the place to be! Just make sure you leave early to beat the footfall coming in around 9AM. Once you leave the forest, ask one of the taxi drivers who wait at the exit for the viewpoint of the ravine below. DO NOT take the bait of getting into their taxi for a drive to the viewpoint as it is only a 10 minute walk on a inclined road. Once you reach this view-point, you can see the ravine below and the area is normally free of the tourists. It’s a nice spot to have lunch and to just relax a little. Overall, make sure you wear comfortable shoes, wear a lot of insect repellent and make lunch to go!

  • Another famous place and must visit activity. Be where early- as early as 8am onwards to enjoy the peace and the surroundings before the tourist crowds arrive and you can’t even take a picture without a clean background. There are lots of places to walk thereafter, traditional streets, quite local houses that are just so nice, lots more walking paths. Then after the long walks, head back to town, the Main Street leading to the bridge to monkey park- plenty of shops, food and snacks!

  • Really beautiful and serene walk amongst the bamboo trees. You can see the light filter through the bamboo. It is green all around. It is not usually crowded so you can be with your own thoughts. Really recommend a dy trip here if you are in Kyoto.

  • very beautiful place. while in Kyoto, it is a must to visit. One recommendation is, after going over Togetsukyo Bridge, take the trail beside the mountain and the river where you can find many ferry boats. at the end of the trail, you will see a secret hidden place: a small beach with some rocks. I love it!

  • Beautiful country side with serene and scenic views. There are rivers, gardens, temples and a bamboo forest. A must when in Kyoto. Best way to get around is to rent a bike. 🚲

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