Dec/13 - 22, 2019 Kyoto Arashiyama Hanatouro (Light Festival)3.5
from 12/13 '19 to 12/22 '19
In Arashiyama area in Kyoto, places including a number of streets, Togetsukyo Bridge, some temples,shrine,bamboo forest, and more is beautifully illuminated with open-air lanterns. 5-km route will be lit by about 2,500 lanterns and flower arrangements.
Some temples and shrines are opened until night, it is great chance to explore the night of Kyoto.
Special Exhibition and Lit-up : Nisonin Temple, Rakushisha, Jojakkoji Temple, Nomiya Shrine, Okochi Sanso, Tenryuji Temple(only special exhibition), Hogonin Temple, Horinji Temple, Shigureden
Dates: December 13 - 22
Hours: 5:00pm - 8:30pm
Access: Saga-Arashiyama Station on JR Sagano Line, Arashiyama Station on Arashiyama Line
Purposeshould go,easily accessible,instagrammable,spiritual places,world heritage,night view,nature,women,mountain climbing,Japanese resort,shrine/temple,autumn foliage,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Arashiyama Sta. (about 400m) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.07 months ago
The beautiful luxurious sight seeing, the soothing sound of water and nature, the romantic train ride. It's a small trip to back to Meiji Era, with it's beautiful old fashioned stores and food stalls. You have kimono rental, rickshaw rides.
Although, if you're interested in having a seat for the Sagano romantic train ride, book with 2 weeks in advance. Otherwise you won't be able to make it.
3.02 months ago
I suggest to buy macha dango (green rice balls) and to walk through the bridge. It's quite nice place to start the walk towards the bamboo forest and the nearby temples.
5.05 months ago
The Togetsu-kyo Bridge was one my most favourite spots that I visited in Japan... I am so happy I came to this location. I would highly recommend this location to anyone who is looking for amazement and history to unfold right in front of your eyes. Just DO It...
5.09 months ago
This is an awesome experience!
The bamboo forest is quite incredible, although very busy. Would advise going very early if you want to get any good photos without lots of other people.
The monkey park is a fair hike up the hill but worth it. You can feed them and they're everywhere.
There was also a garden park area; very pretty and the ticket included a green matcha tea which was very nice.
The hiking trails give excellent views - overall Arashiyama is a must-see for anyone traveling in Kyoto.
5.07 months ago
Do not miss this part of Kyoto. Too much details. 1 - 2 hours research needed. Book a room in the area for one night preferably. Even more for passionate travelers.