1. Five suggestions of where to stay around Arashiyama

Five suggestions of where to stay around Arashiyama

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Arashiyama is one of the best tourist hotspots, so there are many places you can choose from, but we suggest five particular places to stay.

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The details of Arashiyama 

Arashiyama is a great place to stay because it is conveniently located where the famous bamboo forest is, as well as other stunning nature such as the Katsura River, making for some fun walks.  In fact, with all the traditional shops and temples such as Tenryu-ji, you can spend a day just walking around here! And with all that walking, there is nothing better than a relaxing stop at an Arashiyama onsen (hot bath) in the evening before bed. Just do not forget your towels!

The Hotels in Arashiyama we recommend

1.Hoshinoya Arashiyama – a 400-year traditional and elegant building

There is no better accommodation in Arashiyama than the one that means getting on a boat surrounded by mountains, travel on the Oigawa river until you reach Hoshinoya Arashiyama. Your excitement building as to what sort of accommodation you are going to be staying in Arashiyama. Well, you can expect a dream room with a beautiful view of the river, stunning Kyoto cuisine by an executive chef, spa and various activities such as the tea ceremony.

It is one of the best places to stay in Arashiyama, where you can feel Kyoto at its best.

Price: from 42,750 yen, US$389

URL: https://hoshinoya.com/kyoto/en/


Suiran in Arashiyama is a luxury collection of hotels not far from Tenryu-ji temple which has over 1000 years of history as a retreat for aristocrats and royal families. It’s surrounded by nature throughout the year, such as the bamboo forest, mountains, and rivers.

People’s reviews are always very complimentary, and they always recommend the Japanese style hotel, with excellent experiences and great hospitality.

Price: from 118,000 yen, US$1,080

URL: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ukylc-suiran-a-luxury-collection-hotel-kyoto/?scid=bb1a189a-fec3-4d19-a255-54ba596febe2


Around Kyoto center

3.Hotel Granvia Kyoto

Hotel Granvia Kyoto is just next to the JR Kyoto station, so it is convenient, but also an elegant haven with modern comfort styling.

You can get Arashiyama easily with easy access to many places from the hotel.

There are a swimming pool and exercise room to make your stay active.

If you want to stay somewhere convenient and comfortable, Hotel Granvia Kyoto is a very good option for you.

Price: from 28,290 yen, US$ 259

URL: https://www.granviakyoto.com

4.Hotel Kintetsu Kyoto station

Hotel Kintetsu Kyoto station is directly connected to JR Kyoto station with a 30-second walk from Shinkansen gate, and the Kintetsu gate offers functionality and convenience.

If you would like to stay somewhere convenient but reasonable, compared to the Hotel Granvia Kyoto, Hotel Kintetsu Kyoto station is the best option for you while staying in Kyoto.

Price: from 22,747 yen, US$ 152

URL: https://www.miyakohotels.ne.jp/kyoto-station/english/index.html/

5.Karasuma Kyoto Hotel

Karasuma Kyoto Hotel is a one minute walk from both subway Shijo station and Karasuma station on hankyu line.

There are many spots within walking distance, such as Nishiki market, Pontocho, and Gion, and there are also many nice restaurants in the vicinity.

Price: from 16,633 yen US$

URL: https://www.hotel.kyoto/karasuma/


Immerse yourself in the heart of Kyoto’s cultural tapestry with a visit to Arashiyama. Beyond its breathtaking bamboo groves and serene river walks, Arashiyama offers a unique cultural experience: the Hochoshiki Knife Ceremony. This traditional ceremony is not just about the art of knife-making but also a spiritual journey that connects you to the ancient crafts and rituals of Japan. Participating in or witnessing this ceremony adds a profound layer to your Kyoto adventure, making your stay truly unforgettable.


A sacred place for Japanese food, a treasure house of ingredients, Minami-Boso Takaya Shrine Kitchen knife ceremony "Ryumon-no-Koi" long story: edited by Minamiboso City Tourism Association Channel



You can go to Arashiyama and walkthrough bamboo forest by reading below.

Arashiyama, Kyoto – Sagano Bamboo Forest


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