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Kyoto Trip! 23 of Popular Spot by Bamboo Forest in Arashiyama and Sagano Area

Introducing 23 of Attractive and Popular spot by Bamboo Forest in Arashiyama Sagano Area. We show you by pictures so that you can easily imagine and find. We hope this makes your kyoto trip more enjoyable.

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1.To visit Tenryu-ji Temple(UNESCO World Heritage Site)


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Tenryu-ji is registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as part of the “Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto”. The decorative painting of a dragon drawn by charcoal on the ceiling called Unryu-zu is opened to the public on weekend and holiday as well as special visiting seasons in Spring, Summer and Fall that is opened to the public everyday.

  • Address: 68 Saga Tenryu-ji Susukino baba-cho, Ukyo-ku,Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture.
  • Admission fee: 500JPY
  • Admission Hour: 9:00-17:00

2.To visit ShiShiku-Garden at Hogon-in to see Shishiiwa(lite.Lion Rock)


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Shishiku means Buddha’s preaching. Usually the place is closed expect the special seasons in Spring and Fall. You can see a pine breaks through a rock to grow up. And there is a rock looks like a Lion at the garden.

  • Address: 36 Saga Tenryu-ji Susukino baba-cho, Ukyo-ku,Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture.
  • Admission fee: Adult500JPY, Under15 300JPY
  • Admission Hour: 9:00-17:00

3.To visit Sanshu-in to see Sanshu flowers

It’s closed to Tenryu-ji Temple where you can see a lot of yellow flowers Sanshu earlly in March. Sanshu-in enshrine the one of the Tenryu-ji Temple Seven Deities of Good Luck called Daikokuten.

  • Address: 64 Saga Tenryu-ji Susukino baba-cho, Ukyo-ku,Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture.
  • Admission fee: free

4.Experience peacefulness atmosphere


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Kurumazaki Shrine is known as the shrine of economic fortune, good match, academic and also public entertainment. Many Entertainers visit for the fortune.

Kurumazaki Shrine
  • Address: 23 Saga Tenryu-ji Asahi-cho, Ukyo-ku,Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture.
  • Admission fee: free
  • Admission hour: 8:30-17:30

5.To visit Adashino Nenbutsu-ji Temple


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There is a lof of stone buddha and stone monument to bury remains of the dead which had been left unattended. On August 23rd and 24th, they put candles for their memorial service every year.

Nenbutsu-ji Temple
  • Address: 17 Saga Torii Hon Adashino-cho, Ukyo-ku,Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture.
  • Admission fee: Adult 500JPY, Student 300JPY
  • Admission hour: 9:00-16:30

6.To visit Horin-ji Temple


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photo by Christian Kaden

Horin-ji Temple On December 8th and Febrary 8th, they dedicate dull and broken needles on a event called Hari(needle) -kuyo(a memorial service for needles).

Horin-ji Temple
  • Address: 68-3 Kokuzousancho Arashiyama, Nishikyou-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture.
  • Admission fee: free
  • Admission hour: 9:00-17:00

7.Experience the majasty of National treasure at Seiryo-ji Temple


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Gautama Buddha(Shaka-nyorai) statue was made over 1000 years ago. Inside of the statue, there is fake stomach made of cloth and they are both known as national treasure.

Seiryo-ji Temple
  • Address: 46 Saga Shakado Fujinokicho, Ukyo-ku,Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture.
  • Admission fee: Adult 700JPY, Student 500JPY(Main hall only Adult 400JPY, Student 300JPY)
  • Admission hour: 9:00-16:00

8.Only one shrine for hair of head


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Mikami(hair) shrine is known as the benefit for hair. Also hair assosiates head(=Studying), so many student come to prayer for school success.

Mikami Shrine
  • Address: 10-2 Saga Ogurayama Tabuchiyamacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto CIty, Kyoto Prefecture.
  • Admission fee: free
  • Admission hour: 10:00-15:00

9. To visit Okochi Sanso(lite. “Okochi Mountain Villa”)


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A famous Japanese actor in showa era who made the Villa from his own purse. They serve green tea “macha” including the fee. You can enjoy autum leaves in fall and cherry blossom in spring.

Okochi Mountain Villa
  • Address: 4 Saga Ogurayama Tabuchiyamacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto CIty, Kyoto Prefecture.
  • Admission fee: Adult 1000JPY, children 500JPY
  • Admission hour: 9:00-17:00

10. Feel the left flavor of Haiku poet regends


Rakushisha Peaceful and calmness atomosphere stays in hermitage, you could imagine the old days of japan through straw rain coat and woven hat.

  • Address: 2 Saga Ogurayama Hinomyojincho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto CIty, Kyoto Prefecture.
  • Admission fee: 250JPY
  • Admission hour: 9:00-17:00(in Jan,Feb 10:00~16:00)

11. Enjoy eating Japanese traditional sweets “Wa-gashi” (lite. Japanese sweets)


Wa-gashi You can try Wagashi at Kanshundo located by bamboo forrest. You can try a green tea with a teacup made of macha green tea. After you drink, the teacup is eatable as Kan-gashi(lite. dried sweet).

Kanshundo Sagano Brunch
  • Address: 1-1 Saga Shakado Daimoncho,Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture.

12. Sightseeing the Nature on a boat



Arashiyama TsusenArashiyama Tsusen Arashiyama Tsusen(lite. Arashiyama passing boat) serves several sightseeing boat plans depends on the number of passengers. Cherry blossam in Spring, Autumn leaves in Fall and in Summer time, there is a plan that you can see Ukai(lite. cormorant fishing) Some of the plan need to reserve, so please be careful.

Arashiyama Tsusen

13. Japanese Aizome(Natural indigo dyeing)


Arashiyama Tsusen You can get a experience of Japanese Aizome and you can make your own Handkerchief and stole.

Deai Kobo “EN”
  • Address: 24-1 Saga Ni-in Monzenmae Oju-incho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto Prefecture.
  • Admission hour: 10:00-17:00

14. Make your own Japanese Za-buton(Kyoto Style Japanese cushion)


Arashiyama Tsusen At Kyoto Style Japanese cushion “Platz”, you can choose a shape and materian from variety menu to make your own “Zabuton”. They accept shipping to overseas.

15. Rent a bicycle to go around Arashiyama area


Rent a cycle There is several spots that you can rent a bicycle around Saga Arashiyama Station. If you want to go a bit far from the staion and go around the area, it’d be a good idea.

Sagano Rent a cycle.
  • Address: Saga Tenryu-ji Shado-machi(It’s next to Saga Arashiyama Station).
  • Rental fee: 800-2,000JPY/day

16. See a full view of the Arashiyama Nature


An observation platform in Kameyama Park surrounded by nature that you can go enjoy every season.

Kameyama Park
  • Address: Saga Kamenoo-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture.

17. Visit the Arashiyama’s symbol “Togetsu-kyo bridge”


Togetsu-kyo bridge Togetsu-kyo bridge is the one of kyoto’s famous spot. And there is a river called Kagawa under the bridge reflects the view of the Arashiyama that makes the whole view more fantasy.

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