No one who visits Kyoto should miss Arashiyama. Located in the western outskirts of Kyoto and a popular destination to locals, Arashiyama is a beautiful place popular for its spring and autumn colors. Although I went here in February towards the end of winter, the place is equally stunning.
Togetsuyo Bridge is the central landmark in Arashiyama. It is also very near Tenryu-ji Temple, The Bamboo Forest, and the Sagano District. In fact, a leisurely walk can take you to Tenryuji Temple, the bamboo groves, culminating in the Randen-Saga station. I recommend riding the old Randen train to tour the Saga district and see the locals way of life.