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Arashiyama, Kyoto

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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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  • I was fortunate to visit the town and its attractions during a period when there were no tourists. The bamboo forest is worth a visit, a walk in the forest gives a unique feeling. And during a hot... 
    I was fortunate to visit the town and its attractions during a period when there were no tourists. The bamboo forest is worth a visit, a walk in the forest gives a unique feeling. And during a hot...  more »
  • had high expectations visiting the infamous bamboo forest. While the sights were nice, I was surprised to see it was just a small portion. Quite difficult to get pictures since there is high traffic. 
    had high expectations visiting the infamous bamboo forest. While the sights were nice, I was surprised to see it was just a small portion. Quite difficult to get pictures since there is high traffic.  more »
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  • Small town outside of Kyoto and home to the famous bamboo forest and some beautiful temples. The train ride here is also nice experience in itself, the vintage trains makes its way through houses and small neighbourhoods. There are many cute shops and restaurants around Arashiyama and there is also a trek up a mountain to a monkey park nearby.
  • Arashiyama is a district on the western outskirts of Kyoto, Japan. It also refers to the mountain across the Ōi River, which forms a backdrop to the district. Arashiyama is a nationally designated Historic Site and Place of Scenic Beauty. Absolutely beautiful. For ideal pictures (without tourist) plan to arrive when the park opens.

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