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Arashiyama

Situated about 9km west of Down Town Kyoto, Arashiyama is a good place to experience a bit more traditional scenery and open spaces.

I recommending arriving early (before 10am) to avoid the crowds of day trippers. However, all you have to do is walk a little bit off the main drag and you can find yourself in tranquil bamboo groves and coming across the odd out of the way temple or shrine.

To get to Arashiyama:- From Down Town Kyoto catch the Hankyu train to Katsura then change on to the Hankyu Arashiyama line get off on the last stop. From Kyoto Station catch the JR Sagano Line to Saga Arashiyama station. From Osaka catch the Hankyu Kyoto line to Katsura then change on to the Hankyu Arashiyama line get off on the last stop. If your staying around the Shijo-Omiya or Sai areas an (slow but fun) alternative to Hankyu might be to catch Keifuku light rail.

This gallery is a collection of photos from Arashiyama taken on various visits I've made there. The newest photos are placed at the beginning of this gallery.

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From the Little Kiosk
From the Little Kiosk
Framed
Framed
A Magical Moment
A Magical Moment
A Gentle Incline
A Gentle Incline
Colour Across the Water
Colour Across the Water
Ryokan
Ryokan
Boats on the Water
Boats on the Water
Autumn Colour Fest
Autumn Colour Fest
Food Stalls
Food Stalls
Colour from the Park
Colour from the Park
Through the Maple Leaves
Through the Maple Leaves
Deep Red
Deep Red
Kindergarten Gate
Kindergarten Gate
Rural House
Rural House
Catching the Wind
Catching the Wind
Green Bamboo
Green Bamboo
Wishing Pond
Wishing Pond
Purple Berries
Purple Berries
Towards Mt Atago
Towards Mt Atago
Filming Me?
Filming Me?
Arashiyama Train
Arashiyama Train
Treasure House
Treasure House
The sun through the trees
The sun through the trees
Temple with a view
Temple with a view
All the leaves have fallen
All the leaves have fallen
Leaves in a pond
Leaves in a pond
A View from the Hill
A View from the Hill
Temple Hall
Temple Hall
A Pathway
A Pathway
Temple Gateway
Temple Gateway
Temple Buildings
Temple Buildings
In the countryside
In the countryside
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