6 things to do over a half day in Arashiyama Kyoto; Sharon Peterson; Points with a Crew

Japan – Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities)

After spending an hour and half walking through the famous tori gates at Fushimi Inari Shrine, we decided to head to Arashiyama district.  We spend only half day in Arashiyama, but managed to accomplish 6 things leisurely and in no rush.

How to get to Arashiyama Kyoto

Arashiyama is a pleasant tourist district located in western Kyoto. The easiest way to get there is by JR Sagano (also known as JR  San-in) Line from Kyoto station to JR Saga-Arashiyma station. Both the local and express (or limited) line are located on platform 32-35 close to each other. The local line makes about 6 stops, while the express line will reach JR Saga-Arashiyama station in 3 stops. The ride takes about15 minutes and cost about 240 yen.

Half day in Arashiyama – 6 things to do

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