Arashiyama

  • A district on the western outskirts of Kyoto around the Togetsukyō (Moon crossing bridge) ( rough location)
  • Notable for its views of cherry blossoms

Originally Arashiyama designates the right bank of the area (the left bank; Saga). Also known for its views of colored leaves of autumn.






Togetsukyō, the bridge symbolic of the area




A westward view from the Togetsukyō




The affluent Katsura River and some cherry trees in full bloom




The cherry trees in Nakanoshima area of the Arashiyama Park




Unique latticework of bamboo in Nakanoshima area of the Arashiyama Park




Roofed boats for the visitors for certain hotels and tourists




A boat with three boatmen having just finished the Hozugawa River Ride




Some pulled rickshaws waiting to be served (near the north-end of Togetsukyō)




Another westward view from the Togetsukyō (in autumn)




Togetsukyō seen from the Hōrinji Temple




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