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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 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

  • 93% of people who visit Kyoto include Arashiyama in their plan

  • 34.6% of people start their Arashiyama visit around 4 PM - 5 PM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Arashiyama

Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday

94.57% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Arashiyama

People normally club together Ginkaku-ji and Tenryu-ji 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 Trips

Arashiyama, Kyoto Reviews

  • Lovely bamboo Grove. A must after hectic travel on plane, train, etc. Ideal time to visit is early in the morning to avoid rush. Don't miss the hike atop the hills near the bamboo grove if you like some adventure. And, enjoy watching the monkeys entertain you with their presence on the hill!

  • It’s pretty but really just a 5 minute walk. Don’t come during the afternoon when it’s crowded. However, the area near the Tenryuji temple and Arashiyama Park are nice for walks and plenty of shops with good snacks.

  • "Are those trees really that high?" Is the question you may find yourself asking when you visit. I went during both the afternoon and evening. When its daylight, you're able to see everything, the detail in the tress, and the vastness of it all. During the evening, you can as well, but you're obviously limited due to the sun setting. When the sun was set, I was surprised (and glad) to see that there were still many small shops opened. There are many sweets and souvenirs to choose from.

  • Location and What: Just to the North West of Kyoto lies an enormous amount of nature to be discovered! From the mesmerizing forest, to the Monkey Park, and the famed Bamboo Grove. How to get there: Busses and electric trains arriving from the center of Kyoto serve this attraction, and it takes around 30 minutes to reach this location from city center. Bus will cost you a flat rate of 230yen for adults and 120yen for children. Electric train price will depend on your starting point. The Cons: The main goal of our visit was what draws most people to this part of Kyoto and that was the Bamboo Grove. Although there are countless photos of that area this particular area was kind of a let down. The Grove isn't all that big as one would have thought ( roughly 100m in length). And to realize that only afterwards was a big let down for us. The Pros: The amount of nature and peace around this area is fascinating! The views are breathing! The water is a clean turquoise, and is you venture in to the forest you can see wild monkeys roam the woods! Other observations: - For those visiting the Bamboo Grove it's located on the north bank of the river; - Food and souvenir shops can also be found along the North bank of the river. - if you do not want to hike the mountains and just want to see the monkeys you have two options, go early in the morning (7am) and stroll along the south bank of the river, or go to the Monkey Park, on the south bank of the river (prices are 550yen for adults).

  • Mt. Arashiyama in autumn is truly a majestic sight to behold. The whole mountain covered in hues of contrasting green, red and yellow reflects on the river making the perfect picturesque backdrop. You’ll also find other famous landmarks like the bamboo grove and Togetsu-kyo Bridge. It’s also lined with souvenirs shops and restaurants that you’ll surely enjoy.

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