Arashiyama Is Back To Normal

On September 16th, Katsuragawa River in Arashiyama was flooded due to a typhoon and a lot of businesses were forced to close temporarily. However, now Arashiyama is back to normal, except for a few stores and hotels facing Katsuragawa River.

The following pictures were taken on October 3rd; about 3 weeks after the flood ruined the area nearby.

The first picture is from Tenryuji Temple. This temple is designated as a World Heritage Site, and is one of the most popular spots in Arashiyama.

Garden Inside Tenryuji Temple
Garden Inside Tenryuji Temple

Garden Inside Tenryuji Temple
Garden Inside Tenryuji Temple

Note that some halls at Tenryuji Temple are under construction now, but not due to the typhoon. It will be open again from March 2015.

The next one is from the Sagano Sightseeing Tram, officially named Sagano Romantic Train. Although this train runs alongside Katsuragawa River, it has already started operation. Also, the boat/rafting services have already restarted their businesses.

View From Sagano Sightseeing Tram
View From Sagano Sightseeing Tram

The last picture is from the famous Bamboo Alley which is also used as the cover photo on our Kyoto Guidebook. Kids on school trips were visiting as usual.

Kids Are Also Back (at Bamboo Alley)
Kids Are Also Back (at Bamboo Alley)

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