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
Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto, Nara and Kobe from Osaka BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $66
Duration: 12 hours
Kyoto Rickshaw Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $42
Duration: 30 to 180 minutes
Kyoto Cultural Forest, Shrine and Temple Tour with Options BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $137
Duration: 9 to 11 hours
Right behind Fushimi Inari, this should be the number 2 spot on your to-do list for Kyoto. Yep there's tons of great temples, buildings, etc, but it's hard the beat the shere beaty of the Bamboo... more »
The most beautiful place, great shopping and so full of Japanese culture. A must see in japan for sure. more »
A must if you're in Kyoto. The streets leading up to the bamboo grove are full of shops offering souvenirs and local delicacies. You can try some pretty interesting street snacks. The scenery is pretty amazing walking through the grove except I didn't think it's as thick as what all the pictures on the Web depict. Be prepared to spend half a day meandering through here to really enjoy the whole experience.
Wonderful place to visit with lots of different walk ways to explore. I enjoyed walking around the well kept area for around 2 hours but I could have spent a bit longer as there were a lot of gardens and shrines in the area. It was a great adventure and I would highly recommend it
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