Arashiyama tourist map. Best things to do in Arashiyama and Sagano in one day Kyoto itinerary ideas. Backpacking Japan travel blog

 

Below is basically an Arashiyama travel planning map.

Use it to plan your Japan trip itinerary for one day in Arashiyama and Sagano when you are in Kyoto!

And to plan the rest of your Kyoto itinerary, see the Kyoto tourist map, one day with a Kyoto bus pass2 days in Kyoto, or 5 days in Kyoto!

Be sure to play around on the map!

 

 

But first…

Quick tips for getting around Arashiyama

Arashiyama tourist map. How to get around Arashiyama, Kyoto. Arashiyama station near bamboo forest. Backpacking Japan

 

  • When you’re actually in Arashiyama, you’ll see local sightseeing maps and signs pointing in the direction of tourist attractions all over as this is a major tourist area in Kyoto
  • The Google Maps app is also a reliable way to figure out how to get around Kyoto by bus and train
  • The Japan Travel Navitime app can be good if you’re trying to figure out the best way to get around with a JR pass (or to help you decide if it’s better to get around without your JR pass)
  • The Google Translate app has a feature where you can take a picture of Japanese writing and it will translate it for you
  • The ICOCA card is SO worth it to get if you’ll be taking the bus or train to get around Kyoto. (No cost savings, but it’s highly convenient so you won’t have to go through the hassle of buying individual tickets! They are basically recharge cards.)

 

Arashiyama tourist map. How to get around Arashiyama, Kyoto. Near bamboo forest. Backpacking Japan

 

 

The Arashiyama travel planning map

 

 

Click the little icon in the top left corner of the map to see the list of what you’ll find on this map.

This map may not work very well on this page on mobile, sorry!

In that case, have a look at this Arashiyama map in Google Maps.

Whether you’re on mobile or desktop, click on an icon for more information about each location!

 

 

Arashiyama tourist map. How to get around Arashiyama, Kyoto. Backpacking Japan

 

 

Now…

What’s on the Arashiyama tourist map?

 

 

 

 

 

Kyoto Station to Arashiyama

Arashiyama tourist map. Kyoto station to Arashiyama with JR pass on JR train. Backpacking Japan

 

 

Sagano scenic railway

Arashiyama tourist map. Best things to do in Arashiyama in one day - How to get to sagano scenic train, Kyoto. Backpacking Japan

 

 

Okochi Sanso Garden

Arashiyama tourist map. Best things to do in Arashiyama in one day - How to get to Okochi sanso villa garden, Kyoto. Backpacking Japan

 

Okochi Sanso teahouse

Arashiyama tourist map. Best things to do in Arashiyama in one day - How to get to Okochi sanso teahouse, Kyoto. Backpacking Japan

 

 

Arashiyama bamboo forest

Arashiyama tourist map. Best things to do in Arashiyama in one day - How to get to bamboo forest, Kyoto. Backpacking Japan

 

 

Tenryuji Temple

Arashiyama tourist map. Best things to do in Arashiyama in one day - How to get to tenryuji temple, Kyoto. Backpacking Japan

 

 

Togetsukyo Bridge

Arashiyama tourist map. Best things to do in Arashiyama in one day - How to get to togetsukyo bridge, Kyoto. Backpacking Japan

 

 

Arashiyama monkey park

Arashiyama tourist map. Best things to do in Arashiyama in one day - How to get to monkey park, Kyoto. Backpacking Japan

 

 

Arashiyama tourist map. How to get around Arashiyama by JR train, Kyoto. Backpacking Japan

 

HAPPY ARASHIYAMA TRAVEL PLANNING!

 

Use this Kyoto tourist map to plan out the rest of your 5 days in Kyoto with Arashiyama!

 

 



More quick tips for planning your trip to Japan

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For more on planning your trip to Kyoto, see the 1-day, 2-day, and 5-day Kyoto itineraries. If you'll be in Kyoto in the spring, also see the 1-day cherry blossom photo walk.

Hotels in Kyoto
Search for deals on Kyoto hotels here.

For hostels across Japan, try this top backpacker's hostel chain.

Kyoto can also be a good place to stay at a Japanese-style ryokan, like this one. Or if you're on more of a budget, try this one.

Also use the map below to see more hotels in Kyoto!

Booking.com

Shoes for Japan
For summer travel, hiking sandals can be perfect for walking around cities and for many of the short day hikes! See travel sandals like these for women and these for men.

Japan is a mountain country so be sure to get in some hikes!

See trail running shoes too (for women - for men) for other solid hikes including climbing Mt Fuji.

Speaking of hiking, I love this daypack.

The super fast train in Japan
In general, 2 long-distance shinkansen train trips will likely end up making it so the JR pass will be worth it.

See the current price of a JR pass from an official vendor.

See an example of traveling by the fast train from Tokyo to Kyoto.

Natural disasters in Japan
Unfortunately, Japan can be prone to natural disasters which means risk for travel delays. So be sure to look at travel insurance for natural disasters.

My travel insurance took care of my accommodation and food costs when I was forced to stay extra days in Japan because of a typhoon.

See how much insurance costs for your trip.

Best travel guides for Japan
If you're at step 1 in your planning process, have a look at this Discover Japan book.

For "books" that won't take up space in your suitcase, see the best PDF guides.

See more of the best books for Japan trip planning.

Cheap(er) flights to Japan
I used this website to find the cheapest flight and to book my recent flight to Japan.

Sometimes it makes sense to book direct - my preferred way!

But this booking site will search a combination of airlines, including those who aren't partner airlines, which means that they can help you find cheaper flights by booking individual flights for you as part of one flight itinerary. This can be especially helpful if you're not flying out of a major hub with direct flights to Japan.

I've missed a flight booked through them and it was taken care of with hotel and new flight.

See more tips for finding cheap flights to Japan.

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That's it for now!