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Arashiyama, a scenic area, is located in the western suburbs of Kyoto. In the Heian era, it was the home of aristocratic decadence. Now, when standing on the Togetsukyo Bridge, you can hear the murmuring flow of Guichuan. Stop and imagine the boats of past aristocrats rippling in the Weir River, appreciate the beauty of changing scenery throughout the year, and step back a millennium. As one of the Holy Lands for sakura and maple, Arashiyama attracts a large number of visitors in spring and autumn.

The tickets for the Sagano small train are often difficult to obtain. Summer and winter are the best times to visit if you prefer the quiet. However, each season lends a different charm. In addition, Arashiyama has a lot of ancient temples and shrines such as the World Heritage Site Tenryu-ji Temple, the Nonomiya Shrine with its black birds, and the Kannoji Temple, which was shown in ‘The Tale of the Heike’. There is also Kyoto's most classic bamboo hedge hut landscape, with many Japanese grocery stores, fruit shops and light food stores. It is a great place to slow down and enjoy the journey.

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