Romantic Arashiyama (Kyoto, Japan)

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.

Arashiyama
A lamp post fronting Togetsuyo Bridge
Arashiyama mountains with fog
Arashiyama mountains with fog
Togetsuyo Bridge
Togetsuyo Bridge

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The canal where tourists and establishment are shown
The canal where tourists and establishment are shown
Arashiyama Guards
Arashiyama Guards

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.

Arashiyama Bamboo Groves
Arashiyama Bamboo Groves
Path to the bamboo groves
Path to the bamboo groves
Randen Train
Randen Train
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