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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4.0in the last week

Great place to escape from city buildings. Amazing scenery and great for pictures. A lot can be seen here since it has some historical places nearby and an old train station. The only downside is it is crowded. Come early morning if you want to take a great picture here and to avoid crowd.

4.02 weeks ago

A must see. I've been here twice. There's not much of a night life and everything dies down in the evening. The Suiran Luxury hotel (5 stars) is amazing. Amazing staff (some even speak English). Amazing food. And Amazing view in the fall. The bamboo forest is best seen in the early morning when there are fewest people around. A great place for special occasions if planned right. Consider renting a kimono and getting a rickshaw tour around the forest and back again (walking in kimonos can be tiresome). It can get quite packed with tourists. Some people take wedding photos here. Some propose here ;)

3.0in the last week

We went in January and if it was in a warmer month it would have been nicer. While the bamboo is nice and the walking path is pleasant it is very overrun by tourists which I feel detracts from the overall experience. If you can go outside of touristy times it would be recommended. Nice when the wind blows and you can hear the bamboo slapping into one and other.

5.02 weeks ago

Look it is beautiful, but it has become super touristy. The bamboo Grove is better with less people and I imagine it is beautiful in spring and fall with the vibrant colors. Lots of people go there for dates as it can be romantic. Just don't expect to be wandering through trees as there is a path to follow.

5.0a month ago

One of the famous attractions in Kyoto. Very well maintained and Foreigner friendly too. Well connected by Bus/Train from the Kyoto station. The souvenir and the food stalls on the main road displays a varied range of items. Have a taste of some the of traditional sweets served here.

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