Kansai

Arashiyama

Interesting
Arashiyama
The Essential
Interesting
Very popular with tourists, Arashiyama's beautiful natural scenery is somewhat spoiled by the inevitable souvenir shops that have sprung up around the station. The tourist crowds tend to congregate around Togetsukyo Bridge, before heading to the Tenryu-ji (14C) and Daikaku-ji (9C) temples or the villa of Okochi Denjiro, a 1930s film star. If you feel like leaving dry land, take a trip down the rapids of the Hozu River on a traditional flat-bottomed boat.