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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
Tickets From $42.03

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.

Entrance Ticket Details For Arashiyama

  • 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

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

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  • Arashiyama Address: Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, Japan
  • Arashiyama Contact Number: +81-752224130
  • Arashiyama Timing: 24-hrs
  • 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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  • 80.7% 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 Reviews & Ratings

  • This is a beautiful bamboo forest conveniently located in the historic Arashiyama area so it usually gets really crowded throughout the day. If you want to get a photo without people you really need to get there by around 5:30 a.m. once the first trains start arriving at the nearby stations, this beautiful scene is quickly filled with tourists.

  • You need to there as early as 6am or even before to get some good shots of the famous bamboo forest. It is too crowded at other times of the day. This place is quite big. You can do bicycle ride, boat ride, hike up the hill...It is possible to spend one full day here. Up the hill, there are some really breathtaking landscape views.

  • Amazing place. So peaceful and beautiful and serene. If you are in the area I highly recommend that you spend at least half a day wandering around here. Amazing.

  • The famous bamboo grove doesn’t cease to amaze and all in all the whole area is nice. Perfect for a walk when you had enough of seeing temples and old buildings and also good for kids

  • Maybe for the very high expectations, this place is not as imagined. It's more a garden than a forest and it's not as big as thought. Quite cramped with people, it's even difficult to take a picture. By the way, the surrounding area is beautiful and worth the trip.

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