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Arashiyama, Kyoto

4.3
#1 of 7 in Neighborhoods 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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  • We only thought this was just a massive forest with bamboo and that's all it was, but we were wrong. We saw a beautiful lake from atop a lookout and went for a boat ride as there were boats you could....  more »
  • There are hundreds of authentic Kansai region street food on the main road in Arashiyama like products of sweet potato, fried patty (ミンチかつ) and Japanese croquette. The famous trial which was...  more »
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  • This is one of my best tour ever, Since i love nature. The place is cool , I was amazed by the gardens... Bamboo forest, really beautiful. The swing of the bamboos are so relaxing to the ear...
  • Very popular tourist place on the outskirts of Kyoto but well worth a visit. Try going during fall when you can see autumn leave cookouts rivaling that of Vermont. I loved the traditional kimonos that so many visitors wore.

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