Arashiyama is a popular scenic
area in the
western suburbs of central Kyoto.
Katsura River flows, and the sceneries of cherry blossoms in spring and
maple leaves in autumn are popular.
Formally, Arashiyama is the district on the right bank (the south side)
of Katsura River.
But it is commonly the area on the both sides of the river, and it
generally includes the area south from JR San'in Line.
bridge /1/ : A bridge across
Katsura River. It is the symbol of Arashiyama.
It is said that the original bridge was built in the 840s. The current
bridge was rebuilt in 1934.
temple /2/ : The central temple
in this area
founded in 1345. See the page of Tenryuji
temple /3/ : One of the branch
Tenryuji. It was built in 1461.
The Japanese garden is nice.
Shrine /4/ : The shrine where the
unmarried princess to go for serving to Ise Shrine in the ancient times.
- Kameyama Park
/5/ : The park to enjoy the
Arashiyama. On the left bank of Katsura River.
Park /6/ : The park to enjoy the
Arashiyama. On the right bank of Katsura River.
temple /7/ : A temple of Shingon
in 713. It is on the mountainside.
Monkey Park /8/ : The park on the top
Iwata (155 meters high). About 150 Japanese monkeys live here.
Scenic or Nature /
Park or Garden /
City, Town or Village /
Quarter or Street /
Temple or Shrine /
Museum or Laboratory /
Market or Commercial facility /
Other Building or Construction /
Historic place /
World Heritage Site
How to get to here
By Randen (Kitano Line of Keifuku Electric Railroad), about 22 minutes
from Shijo-Omiya to Arashiyama terminal station.
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