Buddhist Temple in Arashiyama, Kyoto
8:30am - 4:30pm. Varies by season
Allow 90 minutes
No regular closing days
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Updated 31 March 2020
One of the finest gardens in Kyoto, and stunning mountain backdrop, makes the Tenryu-ji Temple the must-see attraction in Arashiyama. A World Heritage Site.
An incredible villa set in extensive gardens, formerly the estate of a famous actor. Arguably one of the finest residences to visit in Kyoto, even considering the Imperial Palace.
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The 155m long Togetsu-kyo Bridge, or the Moon Crossing Bridge, is a well known landmark of Arashiyama. A popular spot for tourists and photographs during cherry-blossom and autumn colours.
A beautiful public park overlooking the Katsura River, Arashiyama, and out to Kyoto. An excellent spot for viewing cherry-blossoms, or the changing autumn. colours.
A scenic railway stretching along the beautiful Hozukyo Ravine from Arashiyama to nearby Kameoka.
Described as “otherworldly” and “serene”, walking paths wind through groves of tall bamboo.
Kinkakuji - The Golden Pavilion - is Kyoto’s most iconic World Heritage site. A Zen temple covered with gold leaf set in beautiful traditional garden.