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How to enjoy Arashiyama Trolley Train

Arashiyama Torokko Train is a popular Torokko sightseeing train connecting Arashiyama and Kameoka area.You can enjoy the beautiful nature through a retro sightseeing train, and you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Arashiyama.There are many popular tourist spots around each station, so I recommend you to visit popular tourist spots like Bamboo Street while using a trolley train for sightseeing in Kyoto.

This article introduces the attractions and fun of Arashiyama Torokko Train.If you go on a trip to Kyoto, please be sure to ride on the Arashiyama Torokko train and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Kyoto.

Basic information on Arashiyama Torokko Train

Arashiyama Torokko Train is a sightseeing train that connects Sagaoka area and Kameoka area from Saga.From a train running at a speed of 25 km per hour, it has become a popular tourist spot in Kyoto, where visitors can enjoy the beautiful natural scenery of streams and mountains, and bring healing comfort to the viewers.

It is a classic interior of wooden and naked light bulb, and it reminds you of the nostalgic feeling of old days.In winter, retro goods such as Coal-Fired Stove will also be introduced.In autumn, you can see beautiful autumn leaves in Arashiyama from a car window, and you will be able to enjoy the nature of Japan by deviating from a busy daily life.

Arashiyama Torokko Train History

The track of Arashiyama Torokko Train was originally from JR Sanin Line, and the Sagano Scenic Railway was established in 1990 with the aim of utilizing a rail that has been abandoned by a double-track JR Sanin Line.At the time of the launch, we had a very minimalist team with 9 employees, and we had a question as to whether we could actually run railway safely from around the scenes. However, we were able to solve many problems by making a strong teamwork on the spring, and we came to the point of departure on April 27, 1991.

At present, 230000 people are on board Torokko train, enjoying beautiful scenery, and in spring, they are popular among tourists in Japan and abroad as a view spot for cherry blossoms and autumn leaves.

Arashiyama Torokko Train route information and time

The Arashiyama Torokko Train consists of 4 stop stations :.

  • Torokko Saga station
  • Torokoarashiyama Station
  • Torroko Hozukyō station
  • Torokkokameoka Station

There are tourist attractions such as famous Bamboo Street, and there is also a lot of leisure such as a tourist vehicle, a carriage, a Hozukyo rafting, etc. near the station, so it is also suitable for sightseeing in Kyoto near Arashiyama Torokko train.

You can get to Kameoka Station from Saga Station in about 23 minutes from departure time.Also, it takes about 26 minutes from Kameoka Station to saga station, and you can get to the train in about a minute.

Arashiyama Torokko Train Fare and Ticket Purchase / Reservation Method

If you take a Arashiyama Torokko train by yourself, the following fare system is available regardless of the section of the train.

Type Adult Child
General 620 yen 310 yen
first Class Disability Discount 310 yen 160 yen
second Class Disability Discount 310 yen 160 yen

There is a way to purchase the same-day tickets and advance tickets, and you can purchase the same-day tickets on a first come basis at each station window on the Arashiyama Torokko train.The selling time of the ticket on the day is as follows.

  • Torokko Saga station : 8 35 am
  • Torokoarashiyama Station : 8 40 a.m.
  • Torokkokameoka Station : 8 50 a.m.

You can buy advance tickets from the main travel agencies and Internet in addition to the “Midori-no-Madoguchi” which is installed at the main station of JR West.It may be difficult to secure seats in a popular season, so you can be relieved if you purchase beforehand.

The advance purchase start date starts at 10 a.m. 1 months before the departure date.The Internet site will be https://www.sagano-kanko.co.jp/reserve.php .

Arashiyama Torokko Train timetable

Arashiyama Torokko trains depart from Torokko Saga station and outbound trains depart from Torokkokameoka Station.The timetable for each line is as follows.

Down Train Timetable

Train Name Torokko Saga station Torokoarashiyama Station Torroko Hozukyō station Torokkokameoka Station
Sagano No. 1 9:01 9:04 9:12 9:24
Sagano No. 3 10:01 10:04 10:12 10:24
Sagano No. 5 11:01 11:04 11:12 11:24
Sagano No. 7 12:01 12:04 12:12 12:24
Sagano No. 9 13:01 13:04 13:12 13:24
Sagano No. 11 14:01 14:04 14:12 14:24
Sagano No. 13 15:01 15:04 15:12 15:24
Sagano No. 15 16:01 16:04 16:12 16:24

Up Train Timetable

Train Name Torokkokameoka Station Torroko Hozukyō station Torokoarashiyama Station Torokko Saga station
Sagano No. 2 9:29 9:40 9:52 9:55
Sagano No. 4 10:29 10:40 10:52 10:55
Sagano No. 6 11:29 11:40 11:52 11:55
Sagano No. 8 12:29 12:40 12:52 12:55
Sagano No. 10 13:29 13:40 13:52 13:55
Sagano No. 12 14:29 14:40 14:52 14:55
Sagano No. 14 15:29 15:40 15:52 15:55
Sagano No. 16 16:29 16:43 17:00 17:03

Arashiyama Torokko Train Light Up Information

On the Arashiyama Trolley Train, there is an event to light off along the Torokko train line from mid-October to early 12, and it is very popular as a sightseeing spot in the autumn of Sagano.The temporary train is also operated, so it will be easier to get on it than the normal period.

Lighting time is mainly from 16:30 to 19:30, and you can enjoy a heartwash experience that allows you to look from the beautiful autumn foliage illuminated by Magic Hour’s beautiful sunset and lighting.

Arashiyama Torokko Train No. 5 “The Rich”

The fifth car of Arashiyama Torokko Train is the most popular “The Rich,” which is a car that goes through the ceiling, side board and floor, and allows you to enjoy the landscape of Arashiyama, which spreads up and down, while feeling the wind.The period of rushing into the tunnel without a window is very impressive, so it is very popular, so it is a car that is asked to purchase only one of the cars on either way, so let’s arrange tickets so that we can ride on the Richship on either line.

The sightseeing and Gourmet Information

on the Arashiyama Torokko train stop station

Sightseeing and gourmet information at Torokko Saga station

Torokko Saga station is one of the first stations of Arashiyama Torokko Train, and it is a popular station with lots of tourist spots and shops.There are various museums that are suitable for the Arashiyama cycle, and various museums that can enjoy sightseeing around the station, so it is also recommended to take some time to get on the Arashiyama Torokko train and to enjoy sightseeing.

georama Kyoto JAPAN

Diorama Kyoto Japan is the largest railway diorama in Japan.You can enjoy the railway running in an elaborate diorama modeled on the city of Kyoto.At 30 minutes per hour, there is an astronomical show where you can enjoy the sky of stars floating in the night sky of Kyoto.There is also an introduction to constellations, so it’s better to check what kind of constellations you see during the sightseeing period and see them in the astronomical show.

In addition, there is a corner where you can move the model railway by entering the driver’s seat of the freight car or the Lane train that was actually running.You can also borrow a cap, so you can enjoy it as you become a conductor.

nineteenth century hall

The nineteenth century hall is the century of the Industrial Revolution, and the Bösendorfer and giant large organ that the master of SL train and the music master of the time of the time used to be the symbol of the time were exhibited.

The SL fan the real SL train that is awesome for the SL fan, and it is a museum that is suitable for teaching the history of trains to children.There is also a display of “D51”, “C 56”, “C 58”, and “Wakataka”, and you can learn about the train at that time.

Also, the piano Bösendorfer that is on display is called the world’s best piano, and it is engraved on the emblem of the Haapssburg family, so please look for it.It is a masterpiece loved by master craftsman such as famous Beethoven and Mozart.


Arashiyama Torokko Train is a popular tourist attraction where you can enjoy beautiful Kyoto nature.In autumn, it is lit up at night, and you can run through beautiful autumn leaves.When you visit Kyoto, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery from the trolley train, so please be sure to incorporate the trolley train into the schedule.