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
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4.03 weeks ago
A nice experience if you what to get out of the city for a while. Depending on where you want to lay the bar you can just stroll through the bamboo forest or climb a small mountain top. Definitely one of the nicer things we did in Kyoto.
5.02 months ago
A must see if you're near Kyoto! It's better to get here early morning or late evening; there are typically tons of people here during the day. It can be a bit eerie when it's dark out. The locals seem to think this place is haunted; travel at your own risk >_>
5.02 months ago
For me, Arashiyama is not only about the bamboo trees but rather the calming experience I felt as we walk around. Indeed, the bamboos were amazingly nice and gives a feel good vibes as it sways with the wind but the walking part where we get to see houses, shops, tried other food, pass the bridge, hear the sound of water and many more makes this trip to Arashiyama one for the books! If only I know hot ro ride a bike then my happiness will be twice!
4.0a month ago
These pictures are the perfect descriptions for the following destinations. You must travel here.
Arashiyama (Kyoto, Japan)
The serene beauty of the bamboo forest in the Arashiyama district is a wonderful site to behold.
2.0a month ago
The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove was beautiful, but the experience itself was not pleasant at all. We already expected it to be packed with other tourists, but the day we went it was almost as if we were walking in a queue the whole time (from the entrace of the forest until the top and back).