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
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5.0a week ago
A great place to visit, filled with many beautiful old temples, serene lakes, gentle flowing rivers and multiple colored trees. Beautiful landscape and atmosphere - to relax and to enjoy.
Lots of walking needed but in the very refreshing environment!
A photographer's haven, with arresting landscape and portrait shots expected.
5.02 weeks ago
The most beautiful spot is not at the beginning of the path, but further away past Tenryuji Temple entrance, where bamboo groves grow further apart from each other, allowing it to become thick and beautiful. You can rent a bike, take a rickshaw ride or stroll the path (it will cost you nothing— just prepare yourself and your camera) to enjoy the beautiful sight
5.0a month ago
Another highlight of Kyoto - the bamboo grove of Arashiyama. It is not a natural forest, but a forest where bamboo is farmed. Still a great place to visit. The tall bamboo trees transport you to a magical place. Try to be as early as possible to beat the crowds, trying to get the perfect photograph.
5.0a month ago
Beautiful place! A free walk along this path surrounded by those huge bamboo canes. Very nice also the neighborhood where you can visit other interesting temples, shops and Japanese restaurant! A must see place to get a profile picture!
5.02 months ago
This was easily one of my favorite place to visit in Japan. It was crowded and full of tourists and there’s only a narrow path to follow around the beautiful garden and to a bamboo forest. What a magical and well kept place.