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

 

 

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Side note! Among the top 3 things people get specific for a trip to Japan?! ONE- JR pass for quick and easy long distance train travel (see price here and see here how to calculate train routes to figure out it's worth it for you), TWO- pocket wifi to make travel in Japan easier (see price here), and THREE- travel insurance for natural disasters just in case especially for travel disruptions (see price here and see here for past natural disaster that affected foreigners). (partner websites) And if you're in Japan for FOOD, be sure to see cooking classes in Japan too. And finally, be sure to see more quick Kyoto travel tips if it's your first trip to Japan, as well as ideas for how to spend winter in Japan - 10 day winter itinerary with the Japan Alps and 7 day winter itinerary in Hokkaido!

 

 

Now…

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!

 

 



How to spend winter in Japan

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More quick tips for planning your trip to Japan

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Among the top 3 things people get specific for a trip to Japan


Use this Kyoto tourist map to plan out your 5 days in Kyoto!


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.

Food in Japan
If you are in Japan for FOOD, then be sure to see where to try different types of Japanese food! (Sometimes for cheaper!)

And also have a look at some of these cooking classes in Japan too.

When the JR pass is worth it
In general, 2 long-distance shinkansen train trips will likely end up making it so the JR pass will be worth it. But here's how to calculate it to be sure. See the current price of a JR pass from an official vendor.

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. There have been a few typhoons that have hit Japan in the past couple of years and they can cause real travel disruptions!

See how much insurance costs for your trip.

Create your Japan itinerary


That's it for now!




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