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Arashiyama, Kyoto

4.3
#2 of 7 in Neighborhoods in Kyoto
Must see · Neighborhood · Scenic Walking Area
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For centuries a source of respite and escape, Arashiyama offers a glimpse of natural beauty outside of Kyoto. The district has a variety of outdoor activities: visit the Japanese macaques in the monkey park, or take a rowboat out onto the lake. Don't miss the bamboo grove, a gentle uphill trail through densely packed stalks, ending at a historic imperial villa and its surrounding landscaped gardens. To find out how to plan a trip to Kyoto, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Not worth your time if you are coming just to see this. The Kiyomizudera area is far better and more interesting. Crowded, and the attraction is a short road flanked by bamboo plants. That's all... 
    Not worth your time if you are coming just to see this. The Kiyomizudera area is far better and more interesting. Crowded, and the attraction is a short road flanked by bamboo plants. That's all...  more »
  • This place offers refreshing place to walk around while taking pictures of bamboo forest. There is also a pond if you follow the road. It’s free to enter and the best photospot is in the... 
    This place offers refreshing place to walk around while taking pictures of bamboo forest. There is also a pond if you follow the road. It’s free to enter and the best photospot is in the...  more »
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  • This place is so hype. Nature lovers will love it. The pleasant weather, nice atmosphere, peacefull place for relax. So refreshing. Many shops sell souveniers, restaurants. If you don't like crowded place, you must come early in the morning to explore this area.
  • The best one-day-trip I ever took part in. I was there with my classmates. We could taste also the tofu ice-cream in Arashiyama.

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