Transportation in Ayashiyama / Sagano
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Rest your weary feet at Arashiyama's Foot Bath
- A leisurely foot bath might be a welcome break after a day of walking around the city. At Arashiyama Station, the platform foot bath is open to any visitors around the area. Priced at 200 yen, you get an entrance ticket and a small towel to dry your feet afterwards. Arashiyama Station is also home to the Kimono Forest, which consists of approximately 600 cylinder-shaped pillars decorated with textiles using traditional Kyo Yuzen dyeing. If you visit after sunset, the pillars are illuminated by LED lights, making them even more captivating.
Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.
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