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  • Address: Sagano, Ukyo-ku,, Kyoto, Japan

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Sagano Tours

Often mistaken for the Arashiyama district of Kyoto, Sagano expands north of the Togetsukyo Bridge in Kyoto. The tranquil area encompasses some of Kyoto’s most stunning landscapes. With rural residential areas, mountains dotting the horizon, fields ablaze with color and a famous bamboo forest, Sagano may just be one of Japan’s prettiest (and lesser known) spots. 

By far, Sagano is best known for its bamboo groves. Walking trails wind through the forest, with thin, tall bamboos lining either side. Sun light filters through the narrow trunks, casting shadows along the path. Beyond the grove, one of the best ways to experience Sagano is on bicycle. In addition to the bamboo groves, there are numerous temples to explore, as well as the river and the well-traveled bridge. This idyllic nook on the outskirts of Kyoto should not be missed. 

Practical Info

Located in the western part of Kyoto City, Sagano is best reached by train. The fastest way is on the JR Sagano Line. Get off at Saga-Arashiyama Station. You can easily spend a full day exploring the area. One of the most popular times to visit is during the cherry blossom season, when the mountains look like multi-colored cauliflowers.

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Private Tour: Arashiyama and Fushimi Inari Tour from Osaka, Osaka, null
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Private Tour: Arashiyama and Fushimi Inari Tour from Osaka

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Explore the sights of Arashiyama and Fushimi Inari on this full-day private tour from Osaka. Explore the famed red gates of Fushimi Inari and visit the UNESCO ...  Read more

Location: Osaka, Japan
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $428.00
Arashiyama and Sagano Walking Food Tour, Kyoto, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Arashiyama and Sagano Walking Food Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 33 Reviews

Maybe you have seen a picture of a Bamboo grove in Japan once in your life. This is the highlight of Arashiyama, an area where ancient aristocrats had their ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $94.50
Charter Plan Departure Guarantee from at least 3 People Kyoto Nara Kobe Day Tour, Osaka, Food Tours
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Charter Plan Departure Guarantee from at least 3 People Kyoto Nara Kobe Day Tour

This is a 1 day tour which bound for several sightseeing spots in Japan Kansai area included Kyoto, Nara and Kobe. The tour will first lead you to Nara Park ...  Read more

Location: Osaka, Japan
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $142.50

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