Sagano Romantic Train, Japan

Sagano Romantic Train is an old fashion train ride that travels at a relatively slow pace providing passengers a relaxing view of the forest and Arashiyama river. It was enjoyable as it travel from the district of Arashiyama through the serene forest and mountains into the rural of Kameoka city. The sightseeing trains depart from Torokko Saga Station which located just 15 minutes from Kyoto Station. The train ride was relatively short (approximately 25 minutes) and it would have been nice if the ride could be longer for the price paid.

Along the journey, passengers could witness the traditional boats of Hozugawa River Cruise on the calm river and given the option to combine the sightseeing train with the traditional boat ride back to Arashiyama. I would highly recommend this excursion to anyone especially families with children and would suggest to reserve the tickets in advance due to large number of visitors throughout the year. The following link provides more information on the train and boat rides. (Year 2013)

Sagano Romantic Train

Hozugawa River Cruise

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