ARASHIYAMA

Arashiyama (嵐山), sometimes called Ranzan, is an exclusive district on the western outskirts of Kyoto, Japan. Arashiyama also refers to the mountain across the Oi River which forms a backdrop to the district.

Arashiyama is famous for its beautiful cherry blossom and in particular the cherry blossom trees on the banks of the Oi River. Arashiyama is also famous as the site of the World Heritage Tenryuji Temple.

Arashiyama Tenryuji Temple

Tenryuji Temple Arashiyama

ARASHIYAMA DISTRICT MAP



ARASHIYAMA ATTRACTIONS

LANDMARKS

Okochi Sanso

Okochi Sanso
Okochi Sanso is the historic and former villa of Denjiro Okochi, who was a famous actor in the first half of the 20th century. Today Okochi Sanso along with its picturesque Japanese tea gard...

TEMPLES

Horin-ji Temple

Horin-ji Temple
Horin-ji Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon sect, which was established in 713AD. Enshrined in the hondo of Horin-ji Temple is a sculpture of Kokuzo Bosatsu, which has not been displ...

Jojakkoji Temple

Jojakkoji Temple
Jojakkoji Temple is a Buddhist temple in Ukyo Ward of Kyoto. Jojakkoji Temple is famous for its bright red and orange maple leaves in Autumn. Jojakkoji Temple features a pagoda, which is a d...

Nison-in Temple

Nison-in Temple
Nison-in Temple, officially known as Ogura-yama Nison-kyo-in Keidai-ji, is a Buddhist temple of the Tendai sect, in Ukyo Ward of Kyoto. Nison-in Temple is famous for its bright red and orang...

Senko-ji Temple

Senko-ji Temple
Senko-ji Temple is a Buddhist temple in the Arashiyama District of Kyoto. Senko-ji Temple sits half way up the mountain side and be seen from the look out point in Arashiyama Park and one of...

Tenryuji Temple

Tenryuji Temple
Tenryuji Temple is the head temple of the Tenryu sect of Rinzai Zen Buddhism and the most important Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto. Tenryuji Temple possesses many Important Cultural Properties...

SHRINES

Matsunoo-taisha Shrine

Matsunoo-taisha Shrine
Matsunoo-taisha Shrine was founded in 700AD making it one of the oldest shrines in the Kyoto region. Matsunoo-taisha Shrine is at the base of Mt Arashiyama where a natural spring brings wate...

GARDENS and PARKS

Arashiyama Park

Arashiyama Park
Arashiyama Park in Arashiyama District of Kyoto, next to the Sagano Bamboo Forest and Okochi Sanso historic villa and almost next to the World Heritage of Tenryuji Temple. Arashiyama Park is...

Sagano Bamboo Forest

Sagano Bamboo Forest
Sagano Bamboo Forest, also known as the Sagano Bamboo Grove is not only picturesque site, but is designated one of the "one hundred must-be-preserved sounds of Japan" by the Japanese Governm...

ZOO

Iwatayama Monkey Park
Iwatayama Monkey Park, in Arashiyama on the western outskirts of Kyoto, is like an open range zoo that just has monkeys. There are around 170 wild Japanese macaque monkeys in Iwatayama Monke...

RIVERS

Oi River

Oi River
Oi River runs through district of Arashiyama on the western outskirts of Kyoto and is crossed by the famous Togetsukyo Bridge, also known as the Moon Crossing Bridge....

BRIDGES

Togetsukyo Bridge

Togetsukyo Bridge
Togetsukyo Bridge, also known as the Moon Crossing Bridge, is a famous picturesque bridge over Oi River in Arashiyama on the western outskirts of Kyoto. Togetsukyo Bridge obtained its altern...

Arashiyama is accessible by the Keifuku rail line from the central Kyoto, or by the Hankyu Arashiyama Line from Osaka.

Arashiyama Walking Tours

Arashiyama is a pleasant, touristy district in the outskirts of Kyoto. Its landmark is the Togetsukyo Bridge which was rebuilt in 1934 exactly like the original. Walk through the Sagano Bamboo Grove, then onto Jojakkoji Temple, final home of Empress Dowager Kenrei-mon-in. Later visit Tenryuji Temple, a leading Zen temple built in 1339 famous for its landscape gardens. Arashiyama is particularly beautiful during the cherry blossom and autumn leaf seasons.
More information and online bookings for Kyoto Tours here.

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