Be spirited away to spellbinding Arashiyama, a folkloric district just outside of Kyoto.
Begin at the prolific Tenryuji Temple. Then stroll through a malachite green bamboo grove, which will instantly transport you to another world.
There are other adventures to be had. Look for a temple hidden in the hills, and marvel at the myriad of rakkan statues being housed in the remote sanctuary.
Slow down your pace as you arrive at the thousand-year-old Togetsukyo Bridge. Drink in the painterly view while standing on this famous “moon crossing bridge”. Afterward, if you are in the mood, why not cruise down the poetic river on a private boat ride?