Kyoto is one of Japan’s most renowned cultural centres, boasting everything from historic temples and manga museums, to delicious food and gorgeous scenic vistas. Visitors to this lively metropolis seeking quality Kyoto accommodation will discover a great offering of Kyoto serviced apartments from which to enjoy everything the city has to offer the discerning traveller. A fine property such as the Citadines Karasuma-Gojo Kyoto features stylish interiors and modern amenities to cater to both business and leisure visits. Located westward of Kyoto is the Arashiyama neighbourhood that has been a popular destination for tourists since the 8th century. It is a spectacular sight to behold during the cherry blossom and autumn seasons. Its central landmark is the Togetsukyo (trans.:“moon crossing”) Bridge, which features a host of unique shops, quaint eateries and other attractions nearby, including the famous bamboo groves, Tenriyuji Temple, one of Kyoto’s greatest Zen temples. Visitors can also rent pleasure boats to soak in the serene atmosphere of the Hozu River. Arashimaya blooms to life during early April and November, when the fall and cherry blossom seasons peak. The summer months witness the locals indulging in cormorant fishing on the Hozu River, a unique art for the benefit of tourists to the area. Another ideal time to visit is during December, known as the Hanatoro season, when lanterns line the streets and the bamboo groves to create a magical wintry visual. Arashimaya offers great adventure fodder for anyone visiting the Kyoto region, so do not miss out on this exciting part of the country!