Arashiyama, Kyoto, is surrounded by mountains in colors of beautiful four seasons. On a boat from Togetsu Bridge there up Oi River, you'll reach a calm hotel, Hoshinoya Kyoto, where nature and artificiality intersect in a landscape preservation area. On a sun-shining Japanese garden inside the courtyard, a slow time flows away from everyday life with birds' singing and sounds of streams and the river. You can enjoy panoramic view of Oi River and Mount Ogura in front of, along with abundant nature and flow of time: drifting boats, changing landscape over time and colorful Japanese maple trees.
Arashiyama and Sagano
Arashiyama and Sagano, located to the west of Kyoto City, is known for its cherry blossoms and autumn leaves. The Togetsukyo Bridge and the small path through the bamboo grove are popular spots for their elegant scenery, which is representative of Arashiyama. There are also many other ways to spend your time, such as visiting temples and looking for souvenirs.