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Arashiyama, Kyoto

4.3
#5 of 1,411 in Things to do in Kyoto
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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  • Yanyo small fire is very comfortable, the trip unexpectedly , sit on the 5th card everyone is very happy, along the way to shoot a more beautiful, if you can come to a more beautiful house in the season , sit down in the small fire to the bamboo forest small stroll, foreign guests and sisters are very comfortable with the photo pose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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  • I think my husband and I literally fell in love with Arashiyama. Nestled at the North Western end of Kyoto, right by the mountains, the views there are absolutely spectacular. Whether you're standing ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
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