Arashiyama, Kyoto

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Arashiyama, Kyoto - Address, Phone Number

Address: Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, Japan

Phone: +81-752224130

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Time Required: 04:00 Hrs

Timings: 24-hrs Details

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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. 

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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  • Very picturesque, but can get crowded during the day. We visited at about 830am. There were several other tourists at that time but not too many. If you wanna escape the crowd, I recommend visiting in the early morning or in the evening just before sunset. But if you want to see the bamboo grove in the best lighting, you'll have to jostle with the other visitors at midday.

  • Beautiful bamboo grove near Kyoto. Went in early evening and walking through the grove was very peaceful and enjoyable. There is a Soy ice cream place right next to the entrance and serves some amazing Soy ice cream. A must visit when you are in Kyoto.

  • Get away from the hustle and bustle of urban life and take a stroll or bike around the place. Me personally, I prefer to stroll amidst the shade of bamboos towering all over the park. Very relaxing and for a moment you tend to forget the civilization that lies nearby. Visit early morning if you can and feel good for the rest of the day.

  • Beautiful in every season. If you want to explore more about this area, better to buy one day bus pass, cost 400¥.

  • Stunning national park situated close to Kyoto. Easy to get to via train and a very walkable area. There are hiking trails, the bamboo grove, shrines, shopping and restaurants in the area. A very good day out amongst nature. Can be very cold in spring time.

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