This area is at the western outskirts and the base of mountains (known as Arashiyama), filled with many tourist spots. The area has been a popular destination since the Heian era (794-1185) when the nobility would enjoy its natural setting involving the river cruise, full-moon viewing and ambling under overhanging cherry blossoms.
The 154m-long Togetsu-kyo Bridge, literally meaning 'crossing moon bridge', is the central landmark that attracts people viewing cherry blossoms in spring and the full moon and colored maple leaves in autumn. The famous bamboo grove takes you to a mesmerizing, otherworldly atmosphere, and Tenryuji Temple has a spacious garden with 'dry' and 'borrowed' landscape that has been modeled by many other zen temples. Daikakuji Temple is reputed for the huge pond with greenery and gold-glittered screen paintings in the buildings.
Purposecouple,elderly,family,first time in Japan,cherry blossom viewing,autumn foliage,sightseeing,major
Airport/Sta.Osaka International Airport (about 31.9km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
4.02 months ago
We thought this place was a little hyped up. It was so crowded with people taking photos that it was hard to enjoy the forest. It's just like a short trail filled with bamboo, and there's just masses of people trying to get photos near them. It's not really very peaceful. Would recommend looking into smaller bamboo tree forests in the area to truly enjoy.
Note: Visited prior to Covid, so things may be different.
5.05 months ago
Arashiyama is in the far west of Kyoto, tucked along the base of the Arashiyama Mountains (meaning “Storm Mountains”). It’s a fair distance from the center of Kyoto: whether you go by train, bus, bicycle or taxi, you’re generally looking at about a 30-minute trip. Still, it’s worth it for the number of great sights here.
4.02 months ago
Despite the rain
It was too full.
Each store is full of people
The Togetsu Bridge is a little crowded with tourist buses and people!
I tried a kimono kid here and there.
Is it rented?
A coffee shop near the Arashiyama station where I spent
It was opened with two middle-aged employees.
Sandwich 🥪 Lots of vegetables
I never ate
A cup of Kyoto vegetables!
It was very delicious.
I waited a long time to do that.
It is also a sandwich that you will want to eat.
Coffee ☕️ is also good
I don't know the name of the store.
2.02 months ago
Too crowded and the fense obscures the views. There are better spots to enjoy the tranquility of a bamboo forest.
5.06 months ago
I love the view at the bridge. So peacefull and beautiful. Worth to visit. I love sitting around the bridge and enjoy the view better than strooling at the bamboo groove.