Arashiyama is listed as one of the top 100 places in Japan to view cherry blossoms and autumn leaves.  No matter what season you decide to visit Arashiyama, it’s beautiful all year-round and actually designated as a “Place of Scenic Beauty” and you’ll see why at first glance. A very popular tourist destination, there’s also many shrines and historical sites. The walk through the bamboo groves is enchanting. Awesome photo op if you can get the right amount of the sun to shine through the bamboo trees. Get in touch with your inner Zen in this place of serene tranquility.