This station is right next to JR Saga-Arashiyama station. There is a free rest area in this station. At our free rest area, we sell noodle dishes, rice balls and more that you can enjoy as you wait for your train.
There are also 19th Century Hall, Diorama Kyoto Japan and Bicycle Rental shop in this station.
19th Century Hall
There is a monument made from steam locomotive driving wheels, as well as a full Class D51 steam locomotive on display at the entrance. Inside the hall, more historical locomotives are exhibited, including a Class D51, a Class D51 and a Wakataka. As historical heritage that played a role in the development of musical art, the exhibit also includes a Bösendorfer piano, which was the piano of choice of Chopin and Liszt, an Allen Organ and a cembalo. In the Hall’s café, you can take an elegant break listening to the music of a player piano.
Diorama Kyoto Japan
One of the largest model railway dioramas in Japan. This layout boasts faithful and detailed representations of ‘Kyoto-esque’ scenery such as Kiyomizudera Temple, Kinkakuji Temple, Kyoto Imperial Palace, and the Gozen-Okuribi(Daimonji festival/Mountain Bonfire).With an area of 285.15m² and 2.7 kilometers of track, it truly is big. A popular attraction is the chance to sit in the driver’s seat of a real Class EF66 and use the master controller to run a train on the layout.
Railwayman Bicycle Rental
The best way to explore the Saga and Arashiyama areas is by bicycle. Railwayman Bicycle Rental is conveniently located near the station. In addition to regular bicycles, you can rent pedal-assist electric bicycles that make going up hills a snap.