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Arashiyama is another major tourist spot in Kyoto with a river, bridge, boat rides, temples, cormorant fishing, and more. Saga-Arashiyama Station is one rail station near Arashiyama.
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Arashiyama is a National Historic Site and Place of Scenic Beauty. This is the Oi River.
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Togetsukyo Bridge 渡月橋
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Fake geisha at Arashiyama, Kyoto. (Tourists who got a geisha makeover and tour famous spots to get their pictures taken.)
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Togetsukyo Bridge 渡月橋
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Togetsukyo Bridge 渡月橋
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Togetsukyo Bridge 渡月橋
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Yakata-bune boat ride at Arashiyama, Kyoto.
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Boats for seeing cormorant fishing.
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Deluxe boat for seeing cormorant fishing.
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Deluxe boat for seeing cormorant fishing.
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From July 1 to Sept. 23, Arashiyama also has ukai cormorant fishing. Buy your tickets at this booth slightly upstream from Togetsukyo Bridge.
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The ukai cormorant boats operate twice each evening at 7 pm and 8 pm (6:30 pm and 7:30 pm in Sept.). ¥1,800 for adults and ¥900 for kids age 4–12.
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On board a yakata-bune to view ukai cormorant fishing. Fits about 10 people.
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The boats are hitched together.
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Gifu is not the only place where you can see ukai cormorant fishing.
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Ukai cormorant fishing on the river at Arashiyama was quite enjoyable. It's cheaper than in Gifu, and the cormorants passed by maybe 6 times.
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Yakata-bune boat steerer.
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Getting around Arashiyama by rickshaw is popular.
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Arashiyama's famous bamboo grove.
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Tenryuji temple
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Tenryuji temple is the main temple of one of the 15 branches of the Rinzai school of Zen Buddhism.
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Tenryuji is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, part of the "Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto".
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Tenryuji temple's Kuri building.
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Tenryuji's Japanese garden.
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Tenryuji's Japanese garden.
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Tenryuji
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Misora Hibari Museum in Arashiyama.
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19th Century Hall, SL & Piano Museum
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19th Century Hall, SL & Piano Museum and sculpture of locomotive wheels.
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Tatami mat shop in a thatched roofed building.
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Tatami mat shop
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