This train is heading into the mountains and will eventually reach Kameoka, the same destination the Sagano Torokko Romantic Train ends up if you choose to take the scenic route along the Hozugawa River.
This stretch of track is located in the Sagano area and the photo was taken as I bicycled down into the north end of the Arashiyama district of Kyoto. Saga Arashiyama Station is only about 300 meters behind this train as it heads west into the mountains and away from the camera. I must admit I had no idea I was so close to the station at the moment I took the photo. The wonders of GPS and my new geotagging hobby.
The Saga Arashiyama Station is one of the boarding points for the Sagano Torokko Romantic Train. You will see the scenic train referenced with different names in English, but always some combination of the words I used here.
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