A Day Trip to Arashiyama

It was my last day in Kyoto and I decided to take the short trip to Arashiyama. Located in the outskirts of western Kyoto, it has temples, shrines, old-style shops, Sogenchi Garden, wooden bridges, and the famous Bamboo Forest. Arashiyama is a nationally designated Historic Site and Place of Scenic Beauty.

There are plenty of shops, food vendors, and restaurants along the streets of Arashiyama as well. I enjoyed yuba (bean curd skin) and cheese on a stick and cute lemon honey cakes.

After checking out a couple temples and gorgeous gardens, I made my way to Arashiyama’s famed Bamboo Forest.

Japan, Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto, Ukyō-ku

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