Arashiyama Sagano

I’ve been to Kyoto many times, walking around its avenues, alleys and temples, but for some reason up until last Summer I had never visited the Arashiyama area and Sagano. It was an amazing walk, even under the rain of the typhoon that was passing through Japanese skies that day.

We crossed the bamboo forest hearing the wind opening its path through thousands of canes several meters tall, we drank tea in the house of a great Japanese actor of the beginnings of last century, we got lost in the endless stairs leading to temples, we looked for shelter in a souvenir shop when it started to rain heavily and we crossed Tenryu-ji temple where the most beautiful things are the garden and the pond that are hidden behind the honden (main building).

Arashiyama Sagano

Arashiyama Sagano

Arashiyama Sagano

Arashiyama Sagano

Arashiyama Sagano

Arashiyama Sagano

Arashiyama Sagano

Arashiyama Sagano

Arashiyama Sagano

Bamboo forest

walking up stairs

Arashiyama Sagano
Matcha and some candy to recover energies in the middle of the day.

The best way to get to the area is using the JR Sagano line from Kyoto station until Saga Arashiyama station, it takes 15 minutes.

2 Comments
  • Lital from A Dose of Sweetness

    December 8, 2011 at 6:46 am

    I seriously envy you right now ! beautiful pictures, it almost seems too good to be true, but then again, so does Japan

  • kirai

    December 13, 2011 at 5:19 am

    Thank you!!! You should come to travel around Japan!