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Situated in the far west of Kyoto, Arashiyama is the second-most famous sightseeing district in the area. Renowned for its majestic and otherworldly towering bamboo forest, it also has numerous fabulously scenic temples and shrines. If your travels were limited to the main street which is overcrowded with tourists, it may not have been such a special experience, but if you were able to escape the din of the crowd and explore the true beauty of Arashiyama, chances are it became one of the most memorable excursions in your trip to Japan.
Now, there's a way you can bring home the highlights of Arashiyama with a new series of capsule toy miniature landscapes made by Heso Production Co., Ltd. These landscapes convey the famous sights and experiences of the Arashiyama and Sagano areas, some of them captured in the seasons which are most popular to visit.
The Keifuku Randen tram line amidst cherry blossoms
The last remnant of a network of tramlines which formerly covered the city, the Keifuku Randen tram line slows down during peak cherry blossom viewing seasons as it passes through a tunnel of cherry blossoms.
Descending the Hozu River
Recommended as one of the best ways to discover the Arashiyama area, riding a traditional boat and descending the lower Hozu River is another memorable experience you can have. Exciting rapids, deep pools and beautiful scenery await.
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