A Day in Arashiyama, Kyoto (Part 1) : Katsura River & Togetsukyo Bridge

“Even in Kyoto

Hearing the cuckoo’s cry 

I long for Kyoto..”

— Matsuo Basho

Ever since the first time I visited Kyoto in Japan, it has been my favorite city. There is something about Kyoto that captivate me. Maybe it’s the sky, the river, or simply the feeling.

3 minggu yang lalu akhirnya saya datang lagi ke kota Kyoto. Kali ini kami sengaja datang ke Arashiyama pagi-pagi, soalnya waktu pertama kali ke Jepang, kami ke Arashiyama kesorean.

Beruntung hari itu cuacanya cerah di Kyoto, padahal sebelumnya di Osaka selalu mendung bahkan hujan.

Arashiyama (gunung Arashi) terletak di bagian Barat kota Kyoto. Memang agak jauh dari pusat kota, tapi mudah dijangkau dengan kereta. Meskipun kami agak kesiangan, tapi belum banyak turis. Biasanya di daerah sini banyak banget turis..

Dari stasiun Hankyu Arashiyama, kami jalan melewati jembatan Togetsukyo yang membelah sungai Katsura.

Jalan-jalan di Arashiyama itu kebanyakan berhentinya. Habisnya tiap sisi kelihatan bagus banget. Of course we won’t miss taking as many photos as we can.

Kami terus jalan menyusuri sungai Katsura ke arah hutan bambu Arashiyama yang terkenal itu.

Ohya kami uga sempat mampir ke %Arabica, coffeeshop yang lagi ramai dibicarakan di Instagram.

Tentang hutan bambu dan cara menuju Arashiyama, baca di Part 2: A Day in Arashiyama (Part 2) : Bamboo Groove & How to Get There

Here’s photos of our nice morning walk at Arashiyama:

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Jembatan kecil dari stasiun Hankyu Arashiyama menuju pinggir sungai Katsura

 

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Facing Katsura river

 

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So many pigeons
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Togetsukyo Bridge

 

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Arashiyama Park – Nakanoshima area
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Ōi River

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Daunnya belum berubah warna karena masih early Autumn
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Wanna try riding the boat.. maybe next time.

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Penulis: Adissa Mahani

A traveler who also happen to be a designer, writer, and animal lover.

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