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Start your time in Arashiyama with a visit to Otagi Nenbutsuji Temple

If you have at least a half day to explore the area, we highly recommend that you begin your time in Arashiyama at Otagi Nenbutsuji Temple. Arriving by taxi or bus is the best way to do this. From our temple, you can walk downhill through the Saga-Torimoto preserved village streets to reach the bamboo forest, Togetsukyo Bridge, and the main Arashiyama area.

By Taxi

5 minutes• Approx 1,000 yen

The easiest way to visit our temple is by taxi. You can hail a cab anywhere in the city and ride out to Otagi Nenbutsuji, but it may be expensive. Consider taking the JR train to Saga-Arashiyama Station, and then getting a taxi on either side of the station. Simply tell the driver “Otagi Nenbutsuji” or show them 愛宕念仏寺 and they will know where to go. The ride will be about 5 minutes and cost approximately 1,000 yen.


By Bus

Approx 25 minutes• 230 yen per person

From JR Saga-Arashiyama Station, walk west 10 minutes to the main street in Arashiyama. From the Nonomiya bus stop (map), take bus # 62, 72, 92, or 94 northward bound for Kiyotaki and get off at Otagi Dera Mae bus stop.

Bus stops are also available in front of Hankyu Arashiyama Station and Randen Streetcar Station.


By Car

Approx 40 minutes from downtown Kyoto

Parking is available for those arriving by private vehicle.


By Foot

Approx 1 hour from JR Saga-Arashiyama Station

Please note that most of walk to Otagi Nenbutsuji is uphill.

〒616-8439 京都市右京区嵯峨鳥居本深谷町2-5

2-5 Fukatani-cho, Saga-Toriimoto, Ukyo-ku,
Kyoto 616-8439 JAPAN 

Tel: 075-285-1549

Opening Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm
(last entry at 4:45pm)

Entry fee: 300 yen
(under 15 free)