Togetsukyo Bridge, showing different expressions
for each of the four seasons
A 155-meter long bridge that spans Katsuragawa river and a symbol of beautiful Arashiyama.Showing stunning views through the four seasons, the name Togetsukyo originates in lore dating back to the Kamakura Period that Emperor Kameyama had said it appeared as if the moon were crossing over the bridge (togetsu means a moon crossing; kyo means bridge).
Address: Nakanoshima-cho, Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto
A famous temple registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was opened by Zen master Mus Soseki, a Buddhist monk who created many famous gardens. Seen from the Daihojo (Large Hojo), the garden surrounding the Sogen Pond offers deeply moving views of the arrangement of large standing rocks and the waterfall, which, according to legend, symbolizes enlightenment.
Address: 68 Susukino-Baba-cho, Tenryuji, Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto
Hozugawa Kudari - Hozu River Boat Ride
The Hozugawa Kudari is a two-hour boat ride across the Hozu River that stretches 16 kilometers from Kameoka to Arashiyama, offering the gentle current and two-meter-high rapids. Scenes viewed from the trolley trains will be available right from the river’s surface. A popular tourist attraction that offers breathtaking views of the different seasons.
Address: 2 Shimo-Nakajima Hozucho, Kameoka, Kyoto
Floating of the Lanterns
at Henshoji Temple and the Torii-gata
The Toriimoto, where Tori-gata are lit, originate in the tori along the path to Atagoyama. The only Gozan mountain situated on a western mountain, it is an okuribi, or sendoff light, that is said to be the most beautiful and magnificent among the Gozan Okuribi (bonfires on five mountains). Both the floating lanterns of Henshoji and the Torii-gata may be seen together at Hirosawa pond.
Address: Pond of Hirosawa, Hirosawa-cho, Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto
Sagano Trolley Train
A tourist train that departs from Sagano and travels along the Hozugawa River Valley, using part of the old Sanin train that is no longer in service. The Sagano trolley comprises five train cars pulled by a diesel train that links the 7.3 kilometers to Tamba Kameoka in about 25 minutes.
Address: (Torokko Saga Station),11-1 Sagatenryuji Kurumamichi-cho,Ukyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
eX caf head store, Kyoto Arashiyama
An authentic Japanese style caf in a renovated 120-tsubo (approx. 396.69 square meters) house. The beautiful garden may be enjoyed from either the sofa seats by the windows or from the tatami mat areas. eX caf is famous for its sweet desserts: the parfaits that use select matcha which have been grown organically, and the delectable roll cakes.
Address: 35-3 Tsukurimichi-cho, Tenryuji, Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto