Arashiyama Sightseeing Walk, Kyoto

Arashiyama Sightseeing Walk, Kyoto
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Arashiyama is a picture-postcard perfect destination, an attractive district on the western outskirts of Kyoto surrounded by green-covered mountains on all sides. Wander through the leady suburbs to enjoy the beautiful sight of cherry blossoms and to visit temples, shrines and traditional restaurants and tea houses. Center yourself and find some calm at the Tenryū-ji Temple, one of Kyoto's five great Zen temples. Go for a leisurely stroll among the pine and maple trees of its garden, the Tenryū-ji Garden. Sit by the beautiful lake and enjoy moments of quiet contemplation. From here, you can also take in views of the mountains. One of the area's most famous landmarks is the Togetsyko Bridge which straddles the Oi River. The first crossing at this site was constructed in the eighth century during the Heian Period. The structure that we see today is the result of reconstructions in the 1930s. Look down to the surface of the water and see a wonderful reflection of the area. Adjacent to the bridge is a fabulous riverside park with an array of cherry trees. Remember to bring your camera with you to record the breathtaking views of nature and Arashiyama district's wonderful architecture.

Arashiyama Sightseeing Walk - Route Map

Guide Name: Arashiyama Sightseeing Walk
Guide Location: Japan » Kyoto
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 1.7 km
Author: Dee
Tenryū-ji Temple

1) Tenryū-ji Temple

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Tenryū-ji Temple

2) Tenryū-ji Temple

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Tenryū-ji Temple

3) Tenryū-ji Temple

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Tenryū-ji Garden

4) Tenryū-ji Garden

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Tenryū-ji Garden

5) Tenryū-ji Garden

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Sagatenryūji Susukinobabachō, Stone Statues

6) Sagatenryūji Susukinobabachō, Stone Statues

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Sagatenryūji Susukinobabachō

7) Sagatenryūji Susukinobabachō

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Sagatenryūji Susukinobabachō, Along the Ōi River

8) Sagatenryūji Susukinobabachō, Along the Ōi River

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Togetsukyo Bridge

9) Togetsukyo Bridge

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View from Togetsukyo Bridge

10) View from Togetsukyo Bridge

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View from Togetsukyo Bridge

11) View from Togetsukyo Bridge

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View from Togetsukyo Bridge

12) View from Togetsukyo Bridge

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Nakanoshima Bridge

13) Nakanoshima Bridge

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View from Nakanoshima Bridge

14) View from Nakanoshima Bridge

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Nakanoshima Park

15) Nakanoshima Park

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