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
Kyoto Early Bird Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $130
Duration: 5 hours 15 minutes
Kyoto Rickshaw Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $48
Duration: 30 to 180 minutes
Private Highlights of Kyoto Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $220
Duration: 7 hours
We have visited here many times. For our November 2019 visit, we decided we would stay for 3 nights to be fully immersed in the place. One advantage of staying for several nights is that you have a.... more »
Located about 25mins from center of Kyoto. A place where a lot of bamboos. Touristy place. We went in around 2pm, where there number of people along the road. I guess it be good to visit early in... more »
This is one of my best tour ever, Since i love nature. The place is cool , I was amazed by the gardens... Bamboo forest, really beautiful. The swing of the bamboos are so relaxing to the ear...
Very popular tourist place on the outskirts of Kyoto but well worth a visit. Try going during fall when you can see autumn leave cookouts rivaling that of Vermont. I loved the traditional kimonos that so many visitors wore.
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