The other day, we visited Arashiyama for the first time in a while.
It takes about 30 minutes one way by Hankyu train.
Although Kyoto city was surrounded by enough mountains, when we went to Arashiyama, we felt like we were surrounded by more mountains that were almost within my reach, and it was soothing.
The river, bamboo grove, temples and shrines, hotels and museums and even private houses connected to the river are all very tasteful and beautiful.
From Hankyu Arashiyama Station, we passed through Arashiyama Park, Togetsukyo Bridge, Nonomiya Shrine, and the bamboo grove path, all of which are beautiful natural spots, and further up the mountain path, we arrived at the Adashino Nenbutsuji Temple and the surrounding Saga Torimoto area.
The area was lined with houses with tiled roofs and farmhouses with thatched roofs.
We never thought to see this kind of scenery near Arashiyama.
It was as if a retro cityscape had suddenly appeared in front of us, and it was exciting to walk around.