Arashiyama and Sagano district
Arashiyama and Sagano district  岚山和嵯峨野地区      
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エリア:右京区   観光 タイプ: 展望・絶景   街並み・街歩き   寺院・神社・城

  おすすめ時期: オールシーズン

  観光 特徴: カップルOK   外国人客多い   食事も楽しむ

  観光 ジャンル: 日本の文化・政治・歴史   必ず行きたい観光名所


  • 日本の文化・政治・歴史   必ず行きたい観光名所

This is one of the most popular places in Kyoto. Sagano area has rural beauty and wide range of interesting places such as great temples and a hermitage of a poet.

This area is also known for its scenic beauty especially with cherry blossoms in spring and colored leaves in autumn.

Tenryu-ji temple, a member of world cultural heritage of Kyoto, has a wonderful garden that was laid out by a genius Muso Soseki. Other temples in this area include Daihikaku Senko-ji, Daikaku-ji, Seiryo-ji, Jojakko-ji, Nison-in, Gio-ji, Adashino Nenbutsu-ji, Otagi Nenbutsu-ji, Takiguchi-dera, Jikishi-an. A small shrine that is called Nonomiya-jinja has a unique Torii gateway that is made of logs with bark. Rakushi-sha is a hermitage of a famous poet.

How to get to Arashiyama

* By Japan Railways (JR)

The fastest access from Kyoto Station to Arashiyama by the JR Sagano Line (or JR Sanin Line). The one way ride to Saga-Arashiyama Station takes 15 minutes and costs 230 yen. From Saga-Arashiyama Station, central Arashiyama can be reached in a 5-10 minute walk.

* By Keifuku Railways (Randen)

The small trains on the Keifuku Arashiyama Line connect Arashiyama with Omiya Station at the intersection of Shijo Street and Omiya Street in central Kyoto (20 minutes, 200 yen). Keifuku Railways also provides access to Kitanohakubaicho Station in northern Kyoto, not far from Kinkakuji, Ryoanji and Ninnaji Temples (20-30 minutes, 200 yen). One transfer of trains is required along the way. Keifuku Arashiyama Station is located in the very center of Arashiyama. There is also lots of shops and restaurant at this station.

* By Hankyu Railways

From Kawaramachi or Karasuma Station in central Kyoto (Shijo Street), take the Hankyu Main Line to Katsura Station and transfer to the Hankyu Arashiyama Line for Arashiyama. The one way trip takes about 20 minutes and costs 220 yen. For those who use the Kansai Pass can use this mode of transportation. Hankyu Arashiyama Station is located on the opposite side of the river, about a 5-10 minute walk from central Arashiyama.

* By bus

Bus lines connect Arashiyama with several parts of Kyoto, however, it is not covered by the 500yen 1day bus pass. City buses from Kyoto station – take bus #28, #71 or #72. It would take around 50mins from Kyoto Station, however, it is recommended to access Arashiyama by train to avoid the risk of getting stuck for hours in traffic jams during peaks hours.


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