SpotTogetsukyo as Our Trailhead

Just a few minutes walk from either Hankyu or Keifuku Arashiyama Station. Arashiyama Mountain dominates as the common backdrop of this Togetsukyo landscape. Spring blossoms and the lush mountains of green in the summer, then fall with its brilliant crimson foliage, it is loaded with things to see in the scenery from season to season. This is the symbol of Arashiyama. Winter at Togetsukyo brings an air finely frozen in strained silence. In a rigid translation, Togetsukyo means 'bridge of the crossing moon.' This name derives from the way the railing of the bridge resembles the arching motion of the passing sky moon.

The road stretching north from Togetsukyo is the main street of Arashiyama. Souvenir shops and eateries neighbor up, lining either side of the road. They stay full of life all year round. Yojiya, famous for aburatori-gami just reopened a shop with a cafe on its premises. Be sure to stop by here for some souvenirs and a tea break.

The gates of Tenryuji Temple appear after a short walk from Misora Hibari Hall.

Togetsukyo as Our Trailhead





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