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Kyoto Arashiyama Area (Kyoto Prefecture)

Arashiyama is a place of scenic beauty with tinted foliage in autumn and cherry blossoms in spring. Since log ago, people have been visiting the area to enjoy the landscape along the Oi River.
Much that is remindful of ancient times remains including streets like the Atago-kaido Way, and temples and shrines such as Tenryu-ji Temple that Takauji Ashikaga built for the Emperor Godaigo, Nonomiya-jinja Shrine that appears in the gSakakih chapter of The Tale of Genji, and Daikaku-ji Temple that served the detached palace of the Emperor Saga.

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How to get there - By trainHow to get there - By car
From Osaka
Take the Kyoto Line (New Rapid Service) from JR Osaka Station to Kyoto Station c Approx. 28 min. Change to the JR Sagano Line (Rapid Service) c Approx. 14 min. Get off at Saga-Arashiyama Station.
Approx. 1 hr by car from the Kyoto Minami IC of the Meishin Expressway.

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1.JR Saga-Arashiyama Station
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2.Adashino Nenbutsu-ji Temple
Adashino Nenbutsu-ji Temple was built to honor those who die without any relatives or connections, by Kobodaishi.
3.Nison-in Temple
literally meaning the gtwo reveredh, comes from the fact that statues of both Shaka and Amida.
4.Tram Arashiyama Station
5.Nonomiya-jinja Shrine
This famous shrine appears in the gSakakih chapter of The Tale of Genji.
6.Tenryu-ji Temple
Tenryu-ji Temple was built by Takauji Ashikaga, promoter of the 14th century Muromachi feudal government, to honor the Emperor Godaigo after his passing.
7.Togetsu-kyo Bridge
Some 155m in length, the bridge takes it name of Togetsu.
8.Hankyu Arashiyama Station