Day and night in Arashiyama

(Disclaimer: the two sets of photos were not taken on the same day…) 

Back in 2015, I had the opportunity to meet my cousin and his wife while they were touring around Japan. Of course, we had to spend some time in Kyoto, and I ended up walking through the famous Arashiyama Bamboo Grove for the first time. Fast forward a year and a half later, I found myself wandering down the same path, except at night and with friends instead of family. Regardless of the season or the time, exploring the area was a highlight of both trips, which is why I’ve decided to post them here together.

Also featured in the photos are Kinkaku-ji, Daikaku-ji, a tofu restaurant named Sagano, ice-cream from Kinana, the Okochi-Sanso Villa, and winter illuminations.

Enjoy the pictures!


〒603-8361 京都府京都市北区金閣寺町1
OPEN 9:00 - 17:00 (last entrance 16:30)
FEE 400 yen (adults)

Daikaku-ji (大覚寺)
〒616-8411 京都府京都市右京区嵯峨大沢町4 
OPEN 9:00 - 17:00 (last entrance 16:30) 
FEE 500 yen (adults)

Sagano Tofu Restaurant (湯豆腐 嵯峨野)
〒616-8385 京都府京都市右京区嵯峨天竜寺芒ノ馬場町45
OPEN 11:00 - 19:00

Kinana (きなな 本店)
〒605-0074 京都府京都市東山区祇園町南側570-119
OPEN 11:00 - 19:00

Okochi-Sanso Villa
〒616-8394 京都府京都市右京区嵯峨小倉山田淵山町8
OPEN 9:00 - 17:00 (last entrance 16:30)
FEE 1000 yen (high school and older)