Sagano Sightseeing Railway is one of the best options to see autumn leaves in Kyoto. And what’s good about it, there is car #5 which is windowless that will give you astonishing view.
How to get there:
From KYOTO [ Departure track No.33 ] take line JR Sagano Line [16mins] and DROP-OFF at SAGA-ARASHIYAMA
Fare 230yen (120php, 2012) with Distance: 10.3 km
It’s just too bad because during that day, tickets are not being sold due to an incident or emergency maintenance of the train. (Actually, I saw something on news that morning that there is a landslide on the train tracks, since it is on local language I was not able to catch which affected route was it.)
In spite of what happened, I appreciate the guards and the train assistants for letting us get into the station and helped take photos near the cars.
Instead of being disappointed, I enjoyed watching the mini trains on its railways, picking-up omiyage and eating local cuisine.
Will still keep this on my unlisted bucket list, have to try this one during spring or autumn.
To know more about Sagano Sightseeing Railway, visit http://www.sagano-kanko.co.jp/pdf/english.pdf
Travel Date: November 30, 2012 Friday