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 “Sakaki” chapter of The Tale of Genji, and Daikaku-ji Temple that served the detached palace of the Emperor Saga.
|How to get there - By train||How to get there - By car|
Take the Kyoto Line (New Rapid Service) from JR Osaka Station to Kyoto Station … Approx. 28 min. Change to the JR Sagano Line (Rapid Service) … Approx. 14 min. Get off at Saga-Arashiyama Station.
|Approx. 1 hr by car from the Kyoto Minami IC of the Meishin Expressway.|