This temple is perched on top of a mossy knoll and is famed for its brilliant maple trees, which turn a lovely crimson red in November,...
This is a popular spot with maple-watchers. Nison-in was originally built in the 9th century by Emperor Saga. It houses two important...
Arashiyama Bamboo Grove
Walking into this extensive bamboo grove is like entering another world – the thick green bamboo stalks seem to continue endlessly in...
This friendly little teahouse is perfectly located along the Arashiyama tourist trail. In addition to hot and cold tea and coffee, it...
Lonely Planet review
This building was the hut of Mukai Kyorai, the best-known disciple of the illustrious haiku poet Bashō. Legend holds that Kyorai dubbed the house Rakushisha (literally ‘House of the Fallen Persimmons’) after he woke one morning following a fierce storm to find the persimmons he had planned to sell were all fallen from the trees in the garden and scattered on the ground.