Arashimaya (嵐山): Randen Arashiyama Station and the area nearby

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Arashimaya (嵐山)
The sight that greeted us as we left Nonomiya Shrine (野宮神社)

On the way back from the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove (and Nonomiya Shrine (野宮神社)), we decided to explore more of the town: visiting the souvenirs shops and buying back local snacks.
Arashimaya (嵐山)
Along the streets of Arashimaya (嵐山)
Arashimaya (嵐山)
Kimonos and other Japanese souvenirs
Arashimaya (嵐山)
Japanese inspired bags, handkerchiefs and scarves
Arashimaya (嵐山)
More souvenir shops, snack shops/stalls and small restaurants
Arashimaya (嵐山)
Pretty Japanese inspired umbrellas or accessories perhaps?
Arashimaya (嵐山)
In one of the souvenir shops (we stumbled into) selling very pretty ornaments!

We walked all the way up to Randen Arashiyama Station where the colorful art display known as the ‘Kimono Forest’, where it would have been nice to have taken a walk between the pillars and get some one-of-a-kind travel pics, but it was too hot so we gave it a miss. Still there were more than enough shops, and the tram at the station to keep us entertained. (^u^)

Randen Arashiyama Station
Randen Arashiyama Station
Randen Arashiyama Station
The Kimono Forest further into the station, after the entrance and array of food stalls!
Randen Arashiyama Station
The entrance which leads to an array of food shops.
Randen Arashiyama Station
Some food to go?
Randen Arashiyama Station
From the entrance to the railroad tracks where the tram was parked, stalls selling all kinds of food!
Randen Arashiyama Station
The Randen Arashiyama Station was founded in 1910 and has been running for over 100 years. It is the only tram in Kyoto! [Source]
Randen Arashiyama Station
Randen Tram 嵐電

 After the visit to Randen Arashiyama Station, we proceeded to explore the nearby areas and came across another place which sold food. It was something of a food stop and we bought quite a few (food) souvenirs from there.

Arashimaya (嵐山) Nagatsuji-dori Street
A map should you lose your bearings
Arashimaya (嵐山)
Another food 'heaven'!

So while we rested (after shopping for food souvenirs), it so happened that they were having a procession of some kind, and there were groups of children walking through the streets carrying a wooden structure. It was an interesting sight seeing pint sized little humans working together to carry something bigger then themselves (with adult supervision of course).




Well, with the procession passing us by and all that walking (and shopping), it  made us hungry so we decided to have our lunch at a family restaurant right opposite the street.

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