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Walk Nagatsuji-dori Street at Arashiyama Village Kyoto

Japan Winter 2024

Kyoto | Japan

28 Feb 2024 | Wed

Day 09 of 17

  • Otagi Nenbutsuji Temple Arashiyama Kyoto
  • Walk to Adashino Nenbutsuji Temple
  • Adashino Nenbutsuji Temple and Bamboo Forest Arashiyama Kyoto
  • Walk to Jōjakkōji Temple Arashiyama Kyoto
  • Jōjakkōji Temple Arashiyama Kyoto
  • Walk to Okochi Sanso Garden Arashiyama Kyoto
  • Okochi Sanso Garden Arashiyama Kyoto
  • Arashiyama Bamboo Forest Kyoto
  • Walk to Nonomiya Shrine
  • Nonomiya Shrine Arashiyama Kyoto
  • Walk Nagatsuji-dori Street at Arashiyama Village Kyoto
  • Togetsukyo Bridge Arashiyama Kyoto
  • Train Back to Hotel

Walk Nagatsuji-dori Street at Arashiyama Village Kyoto

After a nice visit to the Nonomiya Shrine, we continued our walk by exiting out of the east side entrance of the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest (on Nagatsuji-dori Street). From here, we strolled through the bustling Arashiyama Village in Kyoto, immersing ourselves in the local culture and vibrancy. The streets were lively with shops and eateries, offering a glimpse into the daily life of the locals.

Walking Along Nagatsuji-dori Street at Arashiyama Village

Nagatsuji-dori Street is a street in Arashiyama Kyoto. This street runs from the north end of Togetsu-kyo Bridge in the south to the front of Saga Shaka-do in the north (in front of Nio-mon Gate at Seiryo-ji Temple), and runs through the center of Arashiyama which is a picturesque place in Kyoto, and contains heavy traffic caused by sightseers.

Kimono Forest at Arashiyama Station Kyoto

The Kimono Forest is a beautiful art installation at Arashiyama Station in Kyoto, Japan. It’s like a magical forest made up of around 600 tall, clear cylinders. Each cylinder is 2 meters high and displays a piece of traditional Japanese kimono fabric1. The fabric is dyed in the Kyo-yuzen style, which is a traditional dyeing method in Kyoto.

Kimono Forest at Arashiyama Station Kyoto

The forest was created in 2013 as part of a renovation project for the station. The idea was to bring new life to the station while keeping its old tradition. Walking through the forest, you’ll find a small pond called Ryu no Atago. This is a special spot where many people come to make wishes.

The forest is especially beautiful at dusk when LED lights inside the cylinders light up the kimono patterns. So, whether you visit during the day or at night, the Kimono Forest offers a unique and colorful experience

Walking Map | Nonomiya Shrine to Togetsukyo Bridge

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