Arashiyama is in . While this western part of the city is dismissed in most Western guidebooks in a brief paragraph suggesting "other attractions", the area is rightfully very popular with Japanese tourists and well worth a visit.

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Bamboo Forest, or or Sagano Bamboo Forest, is a natural forest of bamboo in Arashiyama, , .

Iwatayama Monkey Park is a commercial park located in Arashiyama in , . Photo: IMKSv, CC BY-SA 4.0.

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Tenryū-ji, formally known as Tenryū Shiseizen-ji, is the head temple of the Tenryū-ji branch of the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism, located in Susukinobaba-chō, Ukyō Ward, , . Photo: Osakaosaka, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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Ōkōchi Sansō is the former home and garden of the Japanese jidaigeki actor Denjirō Ōkōchi in Arashiyama, . Photo: 663highland, CC BY 2.5.


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