The Sagano Romantic train takes you through 7.3 km of breathtaking scenery through the mountains of Arashiyama in Kyoto. Enjoy a different landscape with the changing seasons and marvel at the nostalgic, vintage train.
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If you want to visit the Sagano Bamboo Forest Path, you can get off at Arashiyama Station
Departure Routes & Schedule
Sagano Romantic Train Schedules
Departure Location: Saga Station - Arashiyama Station - Hozukyo Station - Kameoka Station
Frequency: Every 25 minutes
Kameoka Station Departures
Saga Station Departures
Children aged 0-5 can ride the train for free so long as they don't require any seats and if they're accompanied by paying adults. Only one child of this age range can ride for free per adult. Child tickets must be purchased for succeeding children of this age range joining the adult
The tickets are one-way tickets. You're not allowed to ride the train again using the same ticket
All the train's cars have reserved seating. Your seat will be indicated on your physical ticket. The seating will be issued randomly. You can't pick your seats
Smoking and drinking alcoholic beverages are not allowed. You will immediately be asked to leave if caught by a staff member
Please note: you must ride the train on the date you selected on your booking. Though, you can pick up your tickets on dates earlier than the date you selected
Children aged 6+ will be charged the same rate as adults
The tickets sell out quickly so it's highly recommended that you purchase tickets as early as you can
Awesome views! I’ll definitely be back when travel restrictions are lifted
Poey Kee Sabina · 26/05/2021
Easy to book, with allocated seats ? nice view of nature
Charmaine Kar Mun · 26/05/2021
Highly recommended coz it’s super convenient. Also, this pass let you enjoy a more value-for-money holiday. Will purchase again.
Ann · 09/05/2021
Nice short trip along the river. Will be a better experience during the autumn season
Eddy · 18/12/2020
About 10 mins walk from JR line to this train line.. can enjoy the relaxing scenery during the walk and train ride..
Shu Yun Melissa · 04/12/2020
Nice ride. My family enjoyed it very much. The scenario was beautiful.
Guan Leong · 30/11/2020
First time taking sagano romantic train during Sakura session. ???
kwai peng · 20/11/2020
Must reserve tickets before the trip in order to secure the seats in the train. Highly recommend to book time slot in the evening for both daylight and sunset view of the autumn leaves!
YUEN LAM · 06/07/2020
Great experience, nice train ride, worth it. Definitely will visit again in different season.
Si Ching · 06/03/2020
It's a good decision to buy the ticket one month prior the schedule date in Klook otherwise we won't be able to ride the train.
Gabriella · 27/01/2020
Unforgettable experience! Wish to ride again! But may be can have more pick up point
LAU · 15/01/2020
Sad to say we missed our train ride to Sagano as some unforeseen event happened to us. However we bought new tickets to take the Sagano romantic train and it was awesome and great! Klook ticket is cheaper than buying from the station instead.
Princess · 12/01/2020
I go to Osaka with my girlfriend. We go to sagano train. The atmosphere is very good. We can smell the nature smell and see the good view.
Nuttee · 11/01/2020
Do rmb to pick up earlier at Kyoto station, I forget to do that then I missed my train
Winjian · 10/01/2020
Not to be missed if you are a huge fan of trains and beautiful scenery. My kids were absolutely thrilled riding this old train replica. I loved the view of the flowing river and the swooshing movement of the bamboo trees. Would have been more colorful in the autumn or spring. :)
Regina Constance · 07/01/2020
The train ride was extraordinarily stunning! Autumn was almost ending but we could still see quite a lot of red leaves. I went on the ride with my boyfriend, and we ended up buying a Polaroid the staff took of us. The staff was very friendly as well. Overall, we do recommend people to go on this ride if time allows, even though it’s a bit far away from the city. It’s totally worth it!
Eunix Kwan Yung · 04/01/2020
Very romantic ride with stunning view. The ticket exchange in the Tokyo JR station took 40 minutes in queue which was unexpected, we almost missed the train.
YI PING · 02/01/2020
Splendid view. We went in winter (end December) and it was very windy and cold. Autumn view would be beautiful. By the time we went, most trees were bare already. The river and mountain view were excellent. Exchange your redeemed ticket at your boarding torokko station for a rich car ticket to ride in the open air car. The odd numbered tickets from saga face forward.
Peishan · 02/01/2020
Good and easy to redeem, flexible to use . Highly recommend to buy for your trip .
SENG HONG · 01/01/2020
Nice ? ride with cooling weather and beautiful scenery
Prem Anand · 31/12/2019
The exact place to pick up at JR Kyoto station was extremely difficult to locate, I asked several JR staff and they couldn't assist me. However, once I got to the right place, the redemption was fast and smooth. The sagano train ride was enjoyable, with really beautiful scenery on either side from the train, the train captain stopping the train around 2 times throughout the entire ride so that passengers could take photos of the scenery! (however, given that you could purchase it at the station for 600yen, I don't think $17 was really worth it unless you really, really want to ensure that you have a confirmed seat before going)
Jia Wen · 27/12/2019
Absolutely stunning. I will recommend that this is taken in early autumn, deep winter or during summer
Lye Yong · 26/12/2019
Lucky managed to book this train tickets. Nice scenery along the ride. Good recommendation
SHYH YUAN · 23/12/2019
Cute train, unfortunately no snow but autumn views are still pretty
Li Ling Joyce · 22/12/2019
Luckily redemption ticket at kyoto Station was simple and fast. No need to queue. Very nice experience to take Sagano Romantic Train and good scenery.
Pei Jin · 20/12/2019
No need to queue when collect tickets at Kyoto Station. Staff also nice and polite.
Pei Jin · 20/12/2019
The views were truly wonderful and worth the price for the tickets. Feels like being in a fantasy world, riding on an old train through the mountains!
Lucas · 19/12/2019
It you are traveling during peak season, it’s worth to get your tickets in place. I collected my ticket at the Kyoto station and it’s so convenient.
Sok CHENG · 18/12/2019
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YiWen · 16/12/2019
The tickets are collected at Kyoto JR ticket office inside the JR West Rail.
SIEW HUI · 16/12/2019
I highly recommend to join Sagano Romantic Train. You will enjoy wonderful experience. book Ticket (Kyoto Station Pick Up) by klook is very helpful.
Surayut · 14/12/2019
although you can buy the tickets at the train station itself, which is only 630 yen and 320 yen for child, the problem is that the tickets may be sold out for the timing you want. buying from klook is expensive but guaranteed tickets for the time you want, so I guess for adults who are flexible in the timing, you can buy at the station itself.. the ride was about 23 mins.. view was great but there are more to explore by walk if you are able to
Koon Heng · 14/12/2019
Beautiful scenic route by locomotive train. Amazingly, you can see red and yellow leaves in early winter. Recommended to join this activity when traveling in Arashiyama, Kyoto.
Tikumporn · 13/12/2019
nice scenic ride but we had quite a time looking fr the central ticketing ctr cos first time in Osaka. klook should provide a map how to go to the ticket place from all directions.
Chiew Leng · 13/12/2019
We booked the tickets in advance and got the reserved seats. Easy to redeem at JR ticket office. The scenary was beautiful throughout the train ride during Autumn season.
Hui Chun · 13/12/2019
great experience but if will be worth depending on seasons.
Mee Tieng · 12/12/2019
Easy to redeem tickets at Kyoto station. The train ride was pretty good but too short. The saga train station is next to the JR line saga-Arashiyama. A lot of people so try to reach 10mins earlier.
Karis · 11/12/2019
It was a really great experience during autumn. Such a nice view really worth the penny. Thanks Klook. ???
SALBIAH · 11/12/2019
It’s easy to redeem ticket at the ticket counter at kyoto station. With advanced booking, we have the reserved seat.
Sheh Ting · 11/12/2019
The tickets price at klook is more expensive than buying on the spot. The ticket redemption at Kyoto Station is easy, the counter is located on your right after the exit from train. I bought 3 tickets and only one ticket was window seat, 2 tickets were walkway seat (c). So remember to check the seat assigned when you redeem the ticket.
yoke wai · 11/12/2019
The views are truly beautiful and scenic. However, the ticket pick up at the Kyoto station took sometime, around 45 minutes cue.
DAVID JOHN GABRIEL EGBALIC · 10/12/2019
The pickup was hassle free and done at JR ticket office (blue Line) Train ride was enjoyable and pleasant
Song Ping · 10/12/2019
Easy to redeem, allocated seats. Passengers from both sides get to see the beautiful view so one don't have to stand to watch the view from the opp side.
Wendy · 10/12/2019
great scenic train ride, it's impossible to get tickets on the spot, glad we booked it ahead
Cherry Ying Tung · 10/12/2019
The collection of pass at Kyoto station was easy but looking for the office was quite a feat. The train ride was ok as the time we went the autumn leaves were already mostly gone so the scenery weren’t that beautiful. If you want to do a single trip. Take from Kameoka station and stop at arashiyama station and walk around the bamboo forest
cindy · 09/12/2019
Great experience for traveling 嵐山!
Chi Kit · 09/12/2019
Secured seats during busy red leave season. Easy voucher exchange, same place as JR pass exchange counter for foreigners at Kyoto Station.
Fardhiana Handayani · 08/12/2019
Excellent pickup service at Kyoto Station, easy to locate bec of instructions on klook website. Easy to use - sold out at actual station!
Katherine · 08/12/2019
The train ride was simply amazing as it took us along a journey although short, but with breathtaking views that keep us awe all the time. Would definitely want to do it again the next time we get to Kyoto.
Sher Rin · 08/12/2019
Paid for convenience and security when traveling in group. When collecting our Klook tickets booked for friday noon the day before, the tickets at Kyoto JR station was sold out. Was it worth it? Well, Red leaf was gorgeous, the train does gets up close to scenic views, but be prepared for crowds. Tour commentary is in Japanese only. Taking the train from Saga-Arashiyama means you can take a detour to the Bamboo grove (about an 1 hour) before hopping on Sagano train. JR train to Saga and back from Kameoka is crowded and no seat reservations, but trains are regular & ride back to Kyoto train station is fairly short (20 mins).
Su Ann Mae · 07/12/2019