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Arashiyama, Kyoto

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For centuries a source of respite and escape, Arashiyama offers a glimpse of natural beauty outside of Kyoto. The district has a variety of outdoor activities: visit the Japanese macaques in the monkey park, or take a rowboat out onto the lake. Don't miss the bamboo grove, a gentle uphill trail through densely packed stalks, ending at a historic imperial villa and its surrounding landscaped gardens. To find out how to plan a trip to Kyoto, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Anyway all trash everywhere and dirty.  "Please feel free to" map, had its top was filled with trash.  Road to walk because the sidewalks are too narrow, can't pass the foreigners feel the atmosphere. Light rain that hits someone else's umbrella body, was uncomfortable.
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  • We happened to pass this spot on the bus! When we saw the number of people visiting we thought we should get off and take a look. It is a very busy in the town area with plenty of shoos and restaurant...  more »
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  • A nice experience if you what to get out of the city for a while. Depending on where you want to lay the bar you can just stroll through the bamboo forest or climb a small mountain top. Definitely one of the nicer things we did in Kyoto.
  • A must see if you're near Kyoto! It's better to get here early morning or late evening; there are typically tons of people here during the day. It can be a bit eerie when it's dark out. The locals seem to think this place is haunted; travel at your own risk >_>
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