[Japan 2019] Arashiyama: Tenryuji Temple + Togetsukyo Bridge + Bamboo Groves

We began our second day of our 7D6N Japan Trip early the next morning. After washing up, we set off to our first destination of the day – Arashiyama. On the Western outskirts of Kyoto surrounded by mountains, Arashiyama is one of the major and best known tourist attractions in Kyoto. The fastest and easiest way to access Arashiyama from Kyoto Station is by the JR train.

Most of the major attractions of Arashiyama can be reached in a 5 – 10 minutes walk from Saga-Arashiyama Station along the JR Sagano Line. The entire train ride requires about a quarter-hour, for each day trip from Kyoto making Arashiyama the perfect place. At Kyoto Station, the train to Arashiyama depart from track 32 or 33. To get to JR Saga-Arashiyama, you can take either the quick or local train bound for Kameoka and Sonobe.

However, please do not take the limited express train as they do not visit Saga-Arashiyama Station. JR Saga-Arashiyama Station is situated 6th station from Kyoto Station invest the local teach and third station from Kyoto Station if you take the rapid train. The JR addresses The JR Sagano Line Move. For those who do not have a JR Pass, the one way fare from Kyoto Station to Saga-Arashiyama Station is 240 Yen.

Besides JR Saga-Arashiyama Station, the Arashiyama area is serviced by Keifuku Arashiyama Train station and Hankyu Arashiyama Place also. You should use the Keifuku (or Randen) Railway and Hankyu Railway to access Arashiyama, both of which are not covered by the JR Pass. All the stations are conveniently positioned in Arashiyama, so that line you take rely greatly on your starting place in Kyoto. If you are alighting from JR Saga-Arashiyama Station, you will first encounter the Saga Torokko Place where a trip can be caught by you on the Sagano Romantic Teach. We had at first planned to catch a ride on the Sagano Romantic Train because we were told that this is a must try for any visitors visiting Arashiyama.

But unfortunately, all tickets were sold out days or weeks beforehand even. The Sagano Romantic Train is very popular through the autumn color and cherry blossom seasons and tickets tend to sell out very quickly of these peak periods. However, it continues to be possible to buy standing-room-seat tickets if all chairs are sold out. Located beside Saga Torokko Place are the Vapor Locomotive and Piano Museum with historical pianos and locomotives on screen.

What an unusual combination! However, we did not pay to get into the museum because we have no interest in history. At the entry of the museum, you will find a vintage train model on display. Gleam cafe at the museum, where you can purchase some beverages and snacks.

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Arashiyama is a very touristy district, well-liked by local people and international travelers, so the area is always very congested, especially through the springtime cherry blossom and fall color seasons. Thus, I would suggest that you visit as soon as you could for a more tranquil experience. There is a lot to do and see at Arashiyama area, so I recommend allocating at least half of a day for your visit. In fact, Personally I think that even half a day is not really enough to fully experience the beauty of Arashiyama. I wish we could stay here for a whole day.

Alighting at Saga-Arashiyama Station, we followed the stream of visitors that led us through the active Arashiyama Shopping Street lined with tea house, souvenir shops, and restaurants. The primary street of Arashiyama is crowded with rickshaws, cars, and sightseeing tourists. Coming to a crossroad, we had taken a left change and continued down the street, looking for a spot to eat. Without even realizing, we ended up at Keifuku Arashiyama Station, a recently renovated building packed with various food stalls and souvenirs shops.