We emerged from our Hotel to find it lightly snowing.
Walking through the gentle snowfall, we made our way towards Karasuma subway station.
We rode the subway to Kyoto station.
Picking up an onigiri en route from a convenience store station, we eventually found our way to the JR office, and activated our JR pass.
We then used our pass to board a train bound for Arashiyama.
Within 20 minutes, we arrived at Arashiyama station. We made our way south, walking through quiet streets.
As we headed south towards Katsura River, it began to snow lightly.
We headed across Togetsu-kyō bridge.
We continued south, admiring the beauty of the rivers and mountains.
Following the coast, we made our way west towards the monkey park.
Last time I’d visited, it had been closed due to snow. Today however, it was open for business.
We decided to make our way up the mountain.
We continued up the mountain, beautiful aerial views of Arashiyama coming into view as we continued our climb.
Eventually we approached the summit.
And we began to spot Monkeys.
We continued to the observation deck, offering beautiful, panoramic views of Arashiyama.