Arashiyama's Bamboo Grove

Sightseeing information about Arashiyama's Bamboo Grove in Japan.

Arashiyama's Bamboo Grove4.3

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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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5.0a week ago

Great place to spend a few hours walking in the lush bamboo forests. There is a few little shrines and temples you can walk to if you follow the pathway and trails. Expect to spend 3 hours here if you want a full experience but also expect a lot of walking, so wear comfortable shoes. The popular parts of this walk naturally are busy with tourists so try go early if you can to catch the morning rays and miss the tour bus rush.

5.03 weeks ago

The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove is one of Kyoto’s top sights and for good reason: standing amid these soaring stalks of bamboo is like being in another world. it’s one of the most photographed sights in the city. But no picture can capture the feeling of standing in the midst of this sprawling bamboo grove – the whole thing has a palpable sense of otherness that is quite unlike that of any normal forest we know of.

4.0a week ago

Have to go early to get a good picture! Bring tripod for the perfect shot! After 9am is gets crowded already. The garden nearby is lovely for more beautiful pictures and peaceful walk..

4.02 weeks ago

Extremely beautiful as seen in all the pictures, but so so so crowded and filled with people just trying to get a good picture. Not the best place for someone that’s enjoys personal space - it might be good to go early in the morning or later in the evening if you want to enjoy it with fewer people.

It was actually less dense than I expected, as only one section was as dense as you see in the pictures. A lot of other areas seemed to be used for bamboo harvesting

5.03 weeks ago

Nice place to go in the morning or evening. It gets packed during the day and is not quite the same place / environment bc of this. Would def recommend going early morning or evening. The forest itself is smaller than you'd expect, but still plenty of it to walk through and enjoy

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