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Arashiyama

Travel Guide - Arashiyama

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The area around Mt. Arashiyama and Togetsu-kyo Bridge is called "Arashiyama". Arashiyama is a district that is worth visiting in Kyoto if you feel like strolling in pleasant natural surroundings.
Togetsu-kyo Bridge is the main landmark in Arashiyama, a few minutes on foot from Arashiyama Station. The Oigawa River which Togetsu-kyo Bridge crosses over was a popular spot among aristocrats for boating and cormorant fishing in the Heian period (794 - 1185). Today, this is still a good spot to watch the cormorant fishing in the evening of July, August, and September. Passenger boats are available to get close to the action.
Arashiyama is one of the most major spots for viewing cherry blossom and autumn leaves in Kyoto. It is said that the name Arashiyama, literary means "Storm Mountain" in Japanese, came from the scene that petals of cherry blossom or maple leaves flying over in a stormy wind.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • Varies according to the shop / facility

ClosedClosed

  • Varies according to the shop / facility

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • Togetsu-kyo Bridge: 15 minutes walk from JR Saga-Arashiyama Station
  • Togetsu-kyo Bridge: 10 minutes walk from Arashiyama Station on the Hankyu Arashiyama Line
  • Togetsu-kyo Bridge: 5 minutes walk from Arashiyama Station on the Randen (Keifuku) Arashiyama Main Line (A14)

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • Sagatenryuji Tsukurimichicho, Ukyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 616-8384

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Coral Coffee 🐳 @CoralKopi - 2019-10-14
Can you believe my luck sighting this?
If you can't tell already, I love taking photos. I used to lug my DSLR aroun… https://t.co/u8aAjX2YCL
Hana Botan @ttakessy - 2019-10-14
Town house accommodation in Kyoto.
4 guest can staying in our accommodation.

It easy to go Arashiyama (bamboo fore… https://t.co/AwfmDIftbq
INBAR @INBARofficial - 2019-10-14
Standing inside these soaring stalks of #bamboo is like being in another world 🌎🌍🌍🌏 : #Readmore on #Kyoto's… https://t.co/WkyHjZ405X
Kaz 🎃 @GoonerKJP - 2019-10-14
@TuttleBooks Fuji Hakone-Izu National Park & the Arashiyama bamboo grove
Kimboree @Kimboree2 - 2019-10-14
AHMO at Arashiyama Bamboo Grove. Sophomore Out if State. 👩🏻‍🎓👨🏻‍🎓 2022!! @ahmoprincipal @alinangvyen_ https://t.co/futa0PB4BD
Lamppa @Gilgamies - 2019-10-14
Took my dragons to Arashiyama, Japan! #PokemonGO https://t.co/TZjbk1KwCW
Rizy khairuni Y @Rizykhairuni - 2019-10-14
Arashiyama-The bamboo forest in Japan https://t.co/YemVUOtK0s https://t.co/n0xFFab6DM
Sng Jiarong @sngjiarong - 2019-10-14
It’s so hard to not get photobombed here. 🎋🎋 @ Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, Kyoto, Japan https://t.co/H3xDqYostJ
Tiia | 🛫 🇯🇵 🍜 @Sissadora - 2019-10-14
Also, Arashiyama, while being 10000% too touristic, really has a nice bamboo grove. https://t.co/K3VieHFRiZ
Travel Photos by Andrew @travelphotos - 2019-10-14
For a limited time only, Arashiyama Wall Art is available. https://t.co/b3pYCltYlB #WallArt https://t.co/HG7IUDlQ92
kyotobiketour @kyotobiketour - 2019-10-14
Visit the top highlights of Kyoto with Kyoto Bike Tour #kyotobiketour #kyotobiketours #kyoto #arashiyama… https://t.co/lpdt1sNK1k
散々な昨日も_早々に忘れFly[❤💜] @cielmelodies - 2019-10-14
@himawaarikiiroo Besides that, Fushimi Inari Shrine and Arashiyama are classic places to go to in Kyoto, although 1… https://t.co/EL7ynnncaN
AbcdeFlat in Kyoto @AbcdeflatE - 2019-10-13
It's rural life!

Many red cluster amaryllis bloomed. And there were overseas cyclists on the country road.

It's n… https://t.co/qSddztgVhi
Andrew @jhonnieblue - 2019-10-13
Indescribable
Japan has been one of my favorite places and completely in love with it.

#Japan #arashiyama… https://t.co/ZakK4z7EYc
Bonnie @Bonnie080219 - 2019-10-13
@osaka_univ @jp_British Location: Arashiyama in #Kyoto
Chadeiii @the_christianos - 2019-10-13
Day 5 - Kyoto🇯🇵
Toril Gates⛩️
Arashiyama Bamboo Grove🍃 https://t.co/gEJxjvbEGm
Jonathan Jubida @JonathanJubida - 2019-10-13
Gion and Arashiyama today. Lots of walking but a lot of fun. #brokerlife #japantravels #kyoto #kiyumizudera… https://t.co/5seeOqkJPy
Krishna Mistry @M1STRY - 2019-10-13
A picture is worth a thousand bamboo's 🍃 @ Arashiyama Bamboo Groove https://t.co/N8n3yoMZFq
Nekonationjapan @nekonationjapan - 2019-10-13
Always be prepared!
#nekonationjapan
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Patrick Wu @ARSCNX - 2019-10-13
Just posted a photo @ Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, Kyoto, Japan https://t.co/alSZKiT0Za
Patrick Wu @ARSCNX - 2019-10-13
Just posted a photo @ Arashiyama Yoshimura https://t.co/V7BoeO96aG
Raphael @Raphael01101 - 2019-10-13
#Arashiyama bamboo grove. The air there is sooo clean. I enjoyed it so much there. #Japan #bamboo #nature https://t.co/GjT7eBUIVJ
Samantha Hallas @Sam_Hallas - 2019-10-13
A little jaunt through Arashiyama Bamboo Forest this morning 🇯🇵 https://t.co/jOPx51LG0C
The Creation Of God @_CreationOfGod - 2019-10-13
Let's Reflect Upon The Beauty Of The Creation Of God ! Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan (Photo Credit: Getty) #Allah #God… https://t.co/n0domljxqK
Travel Photos by Andrew @travelphotos - 2019-10-13
For a limited time only, Arashiyama Wall Art is available. https://t.co/b3pYCltYlB #WallArt https://t.co/Jg7xqcBkJC
frOOO🎃@OH15 / slow response @freudette_ - 2019-10-13
-by me who fell on my bike omw to Arashiyama in Kyoto and staggered to the nearest 7-11 to get alcohol and bandage… https://t.co/jTNWsWkEqn
kyotobiketour @kyotobiketour - 2019-10-13
A little throwback to a fun one from the other day. Glad to see the typhoon is now behind us. #kyotobiketour… https://t.co/2kvsntzavc
lorreinegeralde@IRIS-SELECIA @lorreinegeralde - 2019-10-13
@akolnoix arashiyama.exe is not responding 😂😂😂😂
Chelly 🌸⚓🚢 @jochelkay - 2019-10-12
Japan Day 4 🇯🇵: Arashiyama Bamboo Grove https://t.co/CbCaptmCPv
Nekonationjapan @nekonationjapan - 2019-10-12
Do not blame others.
#nekonationjapan
#motivation #inspiration #success #goals #entrepreneur #growthmindset… https://t.co/kPYC4R7sGO
Nekonationjapan @nekonationjapan - 2019-10-12
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#nekonationjapan
#motivation #inspiration #success #goals #entrepreneur… https://t.co/XWAaJuHZjy
Penny Akester @pennyakester - 2019-10-12
Beautifully elegant and manicured temple gardens (just one of many we've visited this week) - amazingly calm despit… https://t.co/61yGpJ6BrN
QueenieG. @QGalacio - 2019-10-12
Let your eyes marvel. @ Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, Kyoto, Japan https://t.co/qCRzwmpMk5
Travel Photos by Andrew @travelphotos - 2019-10-12
For a limited time only, Arashiyama Wall Art is available. https://t.co/b3pYCltYlB #WallArt https://t.co/OVdEnaK5pk
kei @tcsf_kei - 2019-10-12
Mai Kuraki's ending theme for Detective Conan movie 21 IS GORGEOUS.

Also.... Arashiyama featured in the ending cr… https://t.co/MvFUe6tobJ
kyotobiketour @kyotobiketour - 2019-10-12
That is about as traditional as it gets! We made it just in time to catch a glimpse of a young Geisha apprentice sc… https://t.co/R6h0nigJ45
mentaiko to the polls 💩🌻🍊🌙🥕🍙 @mentaikosupaget - 2019-10-12
@autumnfootfalls i ran into a smaller typhoon in kyoto on my first trip and we still went up arashiyama for lunch a… https://t.co/wyDTrRsHy4
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ @JJParkz - 2019-10-12
Photos from our time in the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, Kyoto... I wish I could say it was tranquil, but tourism heav… https://t.co/ZehT0FuaHL
🎃 Octoberelia 🍂 @arborelia - 2019-10-12
Welcome to Arashiyama, we have both arashi* and yama**

*storm
**mountain https://t.co/65mtFlsFHQ
Alana | Course Charted ✈ @CourseCharted - 2019-10-11
Still dreaming of this delectable #udon 🍜 and lunch platter 🍱 we had in #Arashiyama, Kyoto!

The air was crisp but… https://t.co/j0AHVGLdLJ
Christina Capellaro @stinacapellaro - 2019-10-11
Tbt to when we made it to the top of the Fushimi Inami Shrine in Kyoto and saw the monkeys 🇯🇵
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#tbt… https://t.co/ZZzVNR41e8
Mat Asri @mat_asri - 2019-10-11
After that visit to Arashiyama bamboo forest in northwest Kyoto, we tried to incorporate some bamboo in the constru… https://t.co/GClYUltV1N

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