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.
Tours to Arashiyama
$154 BOOK WITH VIATOR Kyoto Cultural Forest, Shrine and Temple Tour with Options
Duration: 9 to 11 hours
$84 BOOK WITH VIATOR Kyoto Sagano Bamboo Grove & Arashiyama Walking Tour (No Yakatabune Lunch Cruise)
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Beautiful scenic town with peaceful bamboo forest. Enjoy a ride in a rickshaw. Shop for local treats. Sit by the river. Stay in a traditional Japanese inn. Eat a kiseki meal with a view of the river. more »
although it was raining and there were a lot of people, the whole experience was very enjoyable. Would I go back again? probably not more »
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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