This park is located in the Arashiyama area and the entrance is alongside the Oi River. You have to walk away from the bridge and follow the path next to the river. After a 200 meters there is a path that leads up the mountain. The peak of the mountain is about 340 meters high. As you follow the path you will see on your right the stone commemorating Zhou Enlai’s visit to Arashiyama. He was moved by the cherry blossoms and mountain greenery. The four poems Zhou Enlai wrote about his visit are engraved on a stone monument: “Arashiyama in the Rain.” A little further on your right is an open area and the path leads to the bamboo groves and to the Nonomiya Jinja. Before you reach that shrine you’ll see the statue of Suminokura Ryōi, who was a merchant and shipper of Edo period Kyoto. Just a few more meters further you will see the bronze statue of Tsuzaki Muraok-no-Tsubone, she was a court lady-in-waiting and a member of the imperial loyalists towards the end of the shogunate area. If you trace your steps back to the Zhou Enlai monument, you will be able to climb and reach the observation deck. From one side you can see the mountains and in the valley below a gorgeous view of the river, whereas if you look the other way, there is a stunning view of the Kyoto! You can walk on from the observation deck and visit the Ōkōchi Sansō villa nearby. Of course the prime season for visiting this area is spring or autumn.
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