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Sagano Romantic Train
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Nice mountain ride

Nice ride up the mountain alongside Hozugawa River. It is a 25 min ride and cars are generally... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2021
ramadurair2016
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Nashville, Tennessee
If you like trains and views

Took a long time to queue for the popular 30min train experience. Had to stand on the way but it... read more

Reviewed December 30, 2019
sc_nov
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Singapore
via mobile
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Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

This is a great train ride thru the mountain valley/river gorge where you see great views everywhere you look

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank 44dave56
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Reviewed August 16, 2016

Try to buy the tickets early because the train goes always fully packed. It's a very nice way of visiting the river on the way up an down, in and old fashion train full of local tourist. If you want to switch from train to boat, come early, the boat timetable finishes at 3.30 or 4pm. And it looks like the boat experience is even more amazing than the train...

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank Paubcn06
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Reviewed August 16, 2016

This is a relaxing 30-mins ride on an old but stylish train along the Huzugawa River valley. But the tickets are not easy to buy, do remember to buy the tickets as early as possible in any JR station in Kyoto. The train arrives in Kameoka, a suburben small city with lovely countryside view and quietness.

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank Yan W
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Reviewed August 12, 2016

It takes 25 mins from Saga station to Kameoka, enjoy the nature scenery. After a 5-min pause in Kameoka, the train departs for Saga. Take car 5 if it's not too hot or sunny, this is the car without ceiling.

In return trip, you are recommend to get off at the last 2nd station - Arashiyama, then you can walk through the bamboo (what a great shade from the sun-ray) and take a 15-min walk to the north entrance of Tenryuji Temple (you can buy the entrance ticket there as well) with the protection of bamboo. It definitely save your time and energy.

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank Willie KM W
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Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

So glad we did this tour out of Kyoto ..

The Sagano Scenic Railway also known as the Sagano Romantic Train is a sightseeing train line that runs along the Hozugawa River between Arashiyama and Kameoka. Its charming, old fashioned trains winds through the mountains at a relatively slow pace it only takes about 25 minutes to make the seven kilometer journey but giving a stunning view of the scenery as they travel from Arashiyama through the forest and into rural Kameoka.
Once there we then decided to hop on
A Hozugawa River Boat Ride back down ..
What fun that was !! Seoerate review required for this !! See

Hozugawa River Boat Ride

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank FrankieM958
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