Arashiyama – definitely a must visit!

Arashiyama, also known as ‘Place of scenic beauty’, is a district on the outskirts of Kyoto in Japan. True to what it is known as, Arashiyama is definitely one of the most beautiful places I have visited in Japan. The place offers a lot of things and sites to see, from the beautiful bridges to the bamboo forest, from lots of authentic restaurants to an owl cafe, it has it all. However, I visited the three most iconic sites in Arashiyama:

1. Togetsukyō bridge, also known as Moon crossing bridge. It is famous for its beautiful cherry blossom trees on either sides of the river.

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2. Sangano bamboo forest, one of the main tourist sites in Arashiyama, this is one stop for spectacular photos.

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3. Tenryū-ji temple is one of the two main sects of Zen Buddhism in Japan.