Japan, Kyoto Guide (B): Kyoto in a Day – Arashiyama District.

Kyoto in a Day – Arashiyama District.
When it comes to Kyoto, there is simply too much to indulge in with limited time. There are temples and tea houses galore. You can have a day of Unesco Sites scattering the city, an afternoon of Zen visiting some of the most majestic gardens and shrines, or eat your heart out and shop until you keel over. It may be difficult to hone in on your desired day and pick the right spots to make it memorable, but with such tradition steeped round every corner, I can’t say you would be disappointed with whatever you get to see. To visit Kyoto in a day – the Arashiyama district shouldn’t be missed.

It’s a nationally designated Historic site, and is noted for its particular scenic beauty and vastly stunning backdrops. A touristy destination in Kyoto (I know, how unusual), Arashiyama is located in the western outskirts of the city, and is accessible via the JR line, Hankyo or the Keifuku line (about a 30 minute commute from central Kyoto). The area has always been one of interest, even back in the Heian Period (794-1185) where nobles used to come and enjoy the beauty of the district. With alluring mountains surrounding several Temples, gardens, and the most iconic landmark of the area – the Togetsukyo Bridge, it paints a picture of traditional Japan and you can’t help but get drawn into its history and captured by its character.

Tenryuji Temple

You can easily spend the day here, rent a bike and cycle through the neighbourhoods wandering around gardens and peaking ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Kyoto in a Day – Arashiyama District.
Guide Location: Japan » Kyoto
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Tenryuji Temple   Kinkakuji Temple   Nijo Castle   Togetsukyo Bridge   Monkey Park  
Author: Elaina O' Brien
Read it on author's website: http://www.nomadventura.com/destinations/asia/japan/kyoto-in-a-day-arashiyama-district/

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