Afternoon peeps! It's Sunday again! I am back for another travel post! This time round, it's on Arashiyama! Arashiyama is one of the most popular spots in Kyoto. It is famous for the Togetsukyo Bridge (渡月橋) and bamboo forest. Of course, I didn't missed these two too. There is also an onsen place (風風の湯) here too, this one, I didn't really went to try.
京都 嵐山温泉 風風の湯
Open daily: 1200 hrs to 2200 hrs
To get to Arashiyama, you can board the JR Sagano line
from JR Kyoto station and alight at Saga-Arashiyama
station. From the station, it's about 10 minutes to the several points of interest. As mentioned earlier, there are 2 main points of interest here. One of which is the Togetsukyo bridge, this bridge joined the small island to the main island where most of the restaurants and temples are located. Crossing over the bridge, you will be able to visit the popular Monkey park and the onsen which I posted on earlier. The bridge is crowded and there are many tourists. The walking path will be a little bit narrow by that.
Once alighted from the station, you will spot this orange building!
On my way to the attractions
One of the random shots, I guess?
Popular food place
The Togetsukyo bridge!
People take these small boats to explore the places
Another nice shot for the day
The next attraction which I visited during my trip is the Bamboo Forest. It is located on the main island. During my visit, there aren't too many people so I am able to take quite an amount of photos here. If you ever come here, be sure to spot rickshaw and people donning kimonos.
The popular bamboo forest
Arashiyama is one of famous autumn spots in Kyoto and this is why it attracted me there. I went during the autumn season, hahas. And, I am able to spot the 2 things I mentioned earlier. The weather was cooling and it was a fun trip. Coming here, I had a few finger snacks such as croquette and churros. In Kyoto, don't miss eating the matcha soft serve too. There are several restaurants and cafes here too, but I didn't patron any of them so I can't comment much on these. However, I believed they are of some good standards to be able to setup stores on popular attraction areas.
The shop which sell the croquettes and hotdogs
Close up of the snacks
The shop that sell the churros
I missed this cone!!~
Overall, I think Arashiyama is a good place to visit and it is fun to see kimono girls and rickshaw at most occasions. I definitely recommend my readers to pay the place a visit if you ever visit Kyoto in the future. I have come to the end of this post. I hope that you have gained some useful insights and some ideas on what Arashiyama can offers. Do stay tuned for my next travel post! :)
Story Closed on 08.05.2016
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