Arashiyama

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

Arashiyama - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Arashiyama

  • Arashiyama Address: Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, Japan
  • Arashiyama Contact Number: +81-752224130
  • Arashiyama Timing: 24-hrs
  • Arashiyama Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Arashiyama(preferred time): 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Arashiyama: 04:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Arashiyama

  • 95% of people who visit Kyoto include Arashiyama in their plan

  • 27.86% of people start their Arashiyama visit around 4 PM - 5 PM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Arashiyama

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

88.75% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Arashiyama

People normally club together Philosophers Walk and Tenryu-ji while planning their visit to Arashiyama.

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

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  • 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!

  • Really Spectacular! Very Nice to see. Worth every minute. Town near it is also nice. Accessible by train. Convenient. SAD you can't go running around inside the jungle.

  • If you like people, and a swap meet in a forest, with nothing but tourism surrounding the place, go for it. It’s a 100 degrees out here, I just got out of that madness, the best part now is I’m having an Asahi. Not my kind of vibe. I hope the rest of Japan is not like this. 20 days to go! 😬

  • Beautiful walk up a trail amongst thousand of bamboo trees. Minus all of the tourists, it feels pretty tranquil. The town at the base has many food and shopping possibilities.

  • went there ~3PM. not crowded at all and the breezy weather was perfect. i walked until the sagano romantic train station (forget the name of the station). didn't ride the train, but really had a nice walk inside the small forest. I stayed until 5PM and it was enough to enjoy the forest :)

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