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Arashiyama

Togetsukyo, Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 616-8383, Japan
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Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The bamboo forest was nice, but certainly wasn't our favourite part of the town. We went to the monkey park at the top of the mountain which gave us awesome views of the city and the monkeys were really cool. At the base of the mountain there's an amazing river with a nice bridge over it. Crossing into the town... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The bamboo path, the many temples, the river with the traditional boats (for tourists, of course). All things that are worth a couple of hours visit from Kyoto.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The best way to see the bamboo forest is by rickshaw which are available from a line on the street by the bridge. The forest was very impressive and the bamboo taller than I thought. Good experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Took the Sagano Scenic railway that gave a very amazing view of the countryside. Beautiful town with sakkura in full bloom.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Cobbled road lined with tall bamboo trees. It was a pleasant walk and sight. We also went up a hill to look down a river. We intend to return during autumn someday.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

If you are in Kyoto for more than a few days, then I would definitely go over and check this pace out. Now if you only have 1-3 days, then I would skip this place as there is much more to see in Kyoto. Te place is nice and quite peaceful, just the bamboo path is quite short and was... More

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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

A must visit! There's more to this place than the Bamboo Groves. Explore this area at least half day to really enjoy it's beauty. Spent an afternoon there yesterday ( around 2pm - 5pm ) Getting There: Took JR Train from Kyoto Sta. to Saga-Arashiyama. (Ride is free with the 7day JR Rail Pass. We bought this since we're also... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Take the train from Kyoto to Arashiyama to see the magical bamboo forest. Even when it's packed with tourists it doesn't lose it's appeal, and it's worth dropping in at the nearby world heritage listed Tenryu-ji Temple for a look as well.

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San Rafael, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

My family of 4 took the JR line to this town and enjoyed the very authentic old Japanese twon feeling. The bamboo forest was pretty nice, there were amazing temples and shrines, and places to eat. You can take a rick shaw if your feet get tired too! We took the "Romance Train" which is a do not miss 50... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

For many folks who don't live in Asia, there are not that many accessible groves of bamboo that one can walk around in. This is one of them. Love the sound of bamboo swishing in the winds. Such a calming, peaceful sound. Took a load of fantastic images. Didn't take this but there is an open air 'Romantic Train' that... More

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