Arashiyama has its share of temples, otherwise it would not be Kyoto, but you may skip taking in a closer look, instead simply wandering down a rural path by a mountainside northwest of Arashiyama. Arashiyama has many sights and experiences that are just as good as those found elsewhere in Kyoto, such as exploring the famous Bamboo Forest, renting a boat and sailing the Katsura River, and visiting some of the prettiest Zen gardens, temples, and shrines. When visiting the bamboo forest of Arashiyama, you will also pass by Tenryu-Ji, the famous Japanese Zen Temple, which has a beautiful Japanese garden located right beside the Bamboo Forest.

You have the option of taking off from Arashiyama Torokko Station, located near Bamboo Forest. If you have a JR pass, then you can get on the JR Sagano line from Kyoto central station to the Saga-Arashiyama station — it is about a 15-minute ride and it is about 10 minutes of an easy walk to the bamboo forest from the station. 

Sites in Arashiyama

Access to Arashiyama


JR Line
“Saga Arashiyama” Station.


Kyoto City Bus / Kyoto Bus
Bound for “Arashiyama”

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