Arashiyama's Bamboo Grove4.3
It is serene, mysterious and magical. The bamboo grove in the Arashiyama district provides a very delightful walk. A 300m-long path, which connects Tenryuji Temple and Okochi Sanso Villa, creates a hypnotic moment with swaying bamboo stalks. Night illumination is also available in December. It is simply gorgeous and breathtaking!
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Airport/Sta.Osaka International Airport (about 33km) Google Transit
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5.0in the last week
Lots of tourists, but very scenic and peaceful. Absolutely worth a visit! The overlook/observatory was amazing. Unfortunately it was overcast and drizzling when I was there, but it was still a beautiful view. Highly recommend for anyone visiting Kyoto!
4.0a week ago
This neat bamboo grove is one of the iconic sights in Kyoto and has a unique look to it. Unfortunately, it was unexpectedly small, being just a path through thickly growing bamboo plants. The grove serves as one of many attractions of Arashiyama, which are meant to be viewed together during your visit. For nature lovers, surrounding areas provide several stunning trekking opportunities featuring wildly growing bamboo and other plants, trees and flowers. For the grove itself it is recommended to come early, if you want some feeling of seclusion, otherwise Arashiyama is crowded.
4.0in the last week
Definitely worth the 4000 Yen to get carried into the grove. The rickshaws take a different path so there's no congestion and you get to take in the grove peacefully. For another 4k you can get carried out but then you'll miss the beauty of jostling with your fellow man for the perfect bamboo shot. I recommend going between noon and 2pm so you can walk over and catch the last train by 4pm and get some shots of the entire circuit.
5.02 weeks ago
Very beautiful place to see, walk around and as well as to take some snaps. You will enjoy the beautiful nature but you may find lot of crowds there depending on your visiting time. You will love it but there is not sitting arrangement for you to spend some time there with relax. You may take some light foods with you if want to spend more time.
3.02 weeks ago
It is certainly beautiful and I can imagine it would be a perfect spot for a walk to clear your mind. However the amount of tourists that come here really does take away the beauty of this serene place. If you do want to come here to take a good photo or just to soak in the beauty then I would definitely recommend coming here really really early in the morning.