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Arashiyama is a district on the western outskirts of Kyoto, Japan. It also refers to the mountain across the Ōi River, which forms a backdrop to the district. Arashiyama is a nationally designated Historic Site and Place of Scenic Beauty.
Opening hours: all day
Arashiyama Genrokuzancho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-0007, Japan

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28 Dec 2022
Great experience! It is an 2-3 hours boat trip along the river in Arashiyama. The boatmen also interacted with the passengers along the way. It was a shame that I did not understand Japanese at all, therefore I totally did not know what the boatmen were speaking lol
24 Dec 2022
Well worth it! The boatmen are very interesting. It’s very easy to get off at Kameoka by car. For the first time, I followed Google and thought I got off at Arashiyama, but it turned out to be wrong! (That's where you get off the boat) Walk back and take the JR, and you must get off at Kameoka Station! You can see the signs all the way! Just follow the sign 👍🏻
17 Dec 2022
After taking the small train to Kameoka, you need to take a bus to the boarding place. Remember to prepare your ICOCA card. After scanning the QR code at the boarding place, you only need to wait for the number to be called and board the boat. There will be a message at the boarding place telling you the time to arrive at Arashiyama that day. We will take 1 hour and 50 minutes that day. It is cold in December. Remember to wear warm clothes and bring a warm bag. You can eat on the boat. If there are not many people in the group , It is recommended to buy some food on board. We had 7 people on the whole boat that day (27 people can be accommodated on a full boat), so we had a lot of interaction with the three boatmen. They will also let you try rowing when it is safe, because there are some There are a lot of torrents, a little exciting. On the way, you will also make a smile on the way and introduce the riverside attractions along the way. The overall service is very good.
Wai Ling Jane
5 Dec 2022
Arashiyama is worth visiting. There are many delicious snacks in the food street. Unfortunately, there are only 8 choices in the coupon and 3 choices, all of which are desserts.
Jan chieh
20 Nov 2022
The Arashiyama Hotsu boat is really worth recommending. The boatman rowed hard in the valley and kept explaining the local scenery, plus the humorous dialogue. It is really recommended for travelers to Arashiyama to experience it. In addition, it is the maple leaf season , the maple leaves on the side are really beautiful, no matter how you shoot it, it looks good.
27 Jun 2021
Arashiyama Rickshaw Tour is one of the worth buying tours during our Japan family trips. Especially with elderly and kids, we prefer to tour around Arashiyama bamboo forest & they bring us to small village nearby by seat in trishaw. The guide help to take a lot of beautiful family photo during this tour. Meeting point opposite the bridge is easy to meet with our tour guide as shown in last photo.
17 May 2020
Indeed an awesome rickshaw experience in Arashiyama! We have an unforgettable experience and a good memory! It’s fun! Thanks Klook for offering us a cheaper price! Rickshaw pullers are polite and friendly btw!
1 Apr 2020
This tour was hands down the highlight of my trip to Kyoto. Ellie was so friendly and showed my fiance and I around Arashiyama which was SO BEAUTIFUL!!! it was quite the walking tour so be sure to wear comfortable shoes! we were so fortunate to catch the cherry blossoms! The food Ellie introduced us to was all very delicious and authentic! I can't stress enough how much I recommend this tour
You Jun Eugene
9 Mar 2020
Good to visit this onsen at the end of your exploration of Arashiyama to soothe away those tired muscles. The Klook offer is easy and straightforward to use and even provides a slight discount. Highly recommended!