Sagano Romantic Train

Attraction Sagano Romantic Train Published on: 08-03-2016

1 hours 30 mins
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
09:30 AM
11:00 AM
First-time visit
Attraction
5.50 USD

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The Sagano Scenic Railway (嵯峨野観光鉄道, also known as the Sagano Romantic Train or Sagano Torokko) is a sightseeing train line that runs along the Hozugawa River between Arashiyama and Kameoka.

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Why Sagano Romantic Train is special ?

The Sagano Scenic Railway (嵯峨野観光鉄道, also known as the Sagano Romantic Train or Sagano Torokko) is a sightseeing train line that runs along the Hozugawa River between Arashiyama and Kameoka. Its charming, old fashioned trains wind their way through the mountains at a relatively slow pace, taking about 25 minutes to make the seven kilometer journey and giving passengers a pleasant view of the scenery as they travel from Arashiyama through the forested ravine and into rural Kameoka.


Originally part of the JR Sanin Line before it was replaced by a faster, straighter route in 1989, the scenic railway route was preserved and outfitted with nostalgic trains featuring wooden benches. The views along the line change with the seasons, and the train is particularly popular during the autumn color season from mid November to early December when the leaves along the ravine change color. Trains do not operate in winter from December 31 to the end of February


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What to explore at Sagano Romantic Train?

Travelers have several options once they reach Torokko Kameoka Station, the terminal station of the line. They can take the sightseeing train back to Arashiyama or walk five minutes to nearby Umahori Station from where they can catch a JR train back to Arashiyama or Kyoto. Last but not least, many travelers combine the sightseeing train with a Hozugawa River Cruise back to Arashiyama. A bus connects the train station to the departure point for the cruises.

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How to get to Sagano Romantic Train?

Sightseeing trains depart from Torokko Saga Station which lies just next to JR Saga-Arashiyama Station (15 minutes, 240 yen one way from Kyoto Station), and can also be boarded at Torokko Arashiyama Station, one kilometer to the west.

Torokko Kameoka Station, the terminal station of the sightseeing train, is a five minute walk from Umahori Station on the JR Sagano Line from where you can take a train back to Arashiyama (7 minutes, 200 yen) or Kyoto (25-30 minutes, 320 yen). Alternatively, buses connect the station to the boat pier of the Hozugawa River Cruises (15 minutes, 310 yen, departures timed to train arrivals).

Source: http://www.japan-guide.com/

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Estimated
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Total travel distance
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Tips for you

  • Take the train on a weekday if possible during peak travelling times, such as long weekends, autumn foliage viewing seasons (late November and early December).
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  • you are not intending to take the river cruise downstream from Kameoka, take the standard JR train up to Kameoka, and then take the Torokko train down. You will save time and money.
    Experience
  • Be sure to book the Torokko ticket as soon as you / your party can agree to the time. Otherwise you may be stuck waiting for the last Torokko train, which could mean you riding in the cold night air, with not many opportunities for sightseeing.
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