Lunch at Sushi Naritaya

I wandered around the zen gardens and bamboo forest of Arashiyama for hours, but before catching the train back I stopped by Sushi Naritaya for lunch. I spotted the sign pointing towards the back of a building. I’m always down for a sushi fix! The small restaurant only had a few tables and there was…

Arashiyama’s Bamboo Forest

After walking around some of Arashiyama’s gorgeous gardens, it was time to head to one of the most popular attractions in all of Japan – Bamboo Forest. Also known as Bamboo Grove, there’s a walking path that cuts straight through. Standing in the midst of all the soaring stalks of bamboo was really cool! Strolling…

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,…