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Address: Togetsukyo, Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8383, Kyoto Prefecture
Description: Arashiyama is a small town on the Oi River. Its moon-crossing bridge...
Arashiyama is a small town on the Oi River. Its moon-crossing bridge, Togetsu-kyo, is a beautiful, much-beloved wooden structure. Arishiyama also has Tenryu-ji temple, one of the 14 World Heritage Sites in Kyoto.
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Favorite place in Kyoto!

In this area you will find the Monkey Park, Bamboo Groves, and a couple World Heritage Sites as well as little shops/stalls. I absolutely adored this place, I could've easily... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

In this area you will find the Monkey Park, Bamboo Groves, and a couple World Heritage Sites as well as little shops/stalls. I absolutely adored this place, I could've easily spend a couple of days here, it was so beautiful and the people were so friendly and kind. It is not busy like the city so you can take your... More 

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Parañaque, Rizal, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

One of the best sites we've visited. There was this sense of tranquil while we traversed the long walk under the magnificent bamboo grove. The lush greenery and cool temperature made the walk very pleasant. Despite the large number of tourists, there was the aura of calmness and respect when taking photos. There are 2 train lines in going to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the short walk through the bamboo woods getting there from Kyoto by train and returning by bus. I wandered the short walk to a beautiful vista of treed mountains,the flowing river and rowed boats, people sitting enjoying the view. Small village are with restaurants. Area was so pleasant, I will stay overnight next visit to enjoy the relaxation fully.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

If you have seen the martial arts movie 'Hidden Dragon, Crouching Tigger' and remember the sword fight scenes on the top of the bamboo trees, this place would remind you of it. (No, the sword fight scenes of the movie were not filmed here.) We tried to take photos of the tall bamboo trees but the photos do no justice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Arashiyama should not be skipped if you're going to visit Kyoto. I visited Kyoto 20 years ago and left me a fond memories that is shattered by my recent visit. It has become really commercialized. Thank God for Arashiyama. It is only a 15 minutes train ride from Kyoto station and offers a tranquil scenery that you won't be disappointed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

PROS: Just reminded me of crouching tiger scene :) Nicely done.They wittingly made a walkway for people to walk through the bamboo forest and make it an attraction. Without the walkway fenced with dried branches, itll just look an ordinary bamboo forest. CONS: kinda tricky finding its location at first.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Walking though the bamboo really is an amazing experience. Makes you feels tiny - in a good way; like being a child again. The walk is a bit shorter than I expected, and the crowds were very heavy. Nonetheless, totally worth doing. I recommend this experience wholeheartedly! It's a bit of a hike from the JR station, so be prepared.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The bamboo grove is a beautiful sight. The day I visited it was raining and the path was full of tourists- like me - with umbrellas. My fellow tourists were not a problem but there had to be a lot of ducking and weaving to keep umbrella prongs out of my eyes! Do visit this site and make sure you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

You'd never know it was there from the street, but you make a right turn and suddenly there it is, a winding path through bamboo. The sound the wind makes as it passes through is lovely. It's on the way to many other sights, so no reason not to visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

We visited the bamboo grove today as our first attraction in Kyoto. Unfortunately there was a huge storm and it was pouring the whole time and we were soaking wet even with umbrellas and rain coats. I'm sure it would have been more impressive in better weather but I will say having just arrived from Tokyo I could instantly tell... More 

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