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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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Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The bamboo forest was a great site and occasionally you could score a photo without a tour group in it. The air was fresh and atmosphere quiet. It was a nice place to take a walk and check out the bamboo forest. It stretches maybe about 15 min walk around and leads to temples and gardens. I did travel during... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

After the walk trough the very nice bamboo grove, do not pass the opportunity to have a marvellous zen buddhist lunch at the Tenryu-ji temple complex and visit the beautiful temple garden, A UNESCO world heritage site, to digest.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The area it is located in, is a quaint little town. The bamboo grove is really beautiful. Wear comfortable walking shoes. if you are up for it, you can even go on the rickshaw , there'll be a young hunky Japanese guy who will pull u along on the rickshaw. There are a few shrines near and in the bamboo... More

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I'd give this a 3.5 more than a 3. The area is lovely even just walking from the train station through the local streets is lovely get the feel the suburbs the city which is much subdued than Kyoto. The bamboo forest as everyone else says is lovely and tranquil. If you're a keen photographer sunrise our sunset would have... More

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Cinisello Balsamo, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

You can enjoy a walk through this forest forgetting where you are. A nice experience, that involve all your senses. I suggest to visit Arashiyama early in the morning if you can, visiting also the Tenriyu-ji zen garden.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

I was so excited to visit the bamboo groves, but sadly they're so much smaller than I had antiicipated, You walk through it all in about a quarter of an hour. It was raining when we visited, which was nice, as the rain didn't get through the bamboo, but we could here it. The temples in this area are very... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

If u have short stay at kyoto, maybe this place is okay to let out of the lost. Instruction/map board might be very essential to upgrade soon because it is quite confused where to start/end. As this place is one of good attraction places in kyoto, instruction board in English maybe need to consider. After all, there are variety of... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I had no idea what we were in for - we just wanted to go to the Monkey Park and hang out with some monkeys (separate review). After walking from the station to the river, I was astounded by how stunning the scenery was. I wish we'd taken one of the boats up the river, but I definitely want to... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The bamboo forest is enchanting. The temple is OK and there are some nice gardens you can pay to see too.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I really liked the half day excursion I made to Arashiyama. It was peaceful and quiet and I enjoyed wandering through the suburb and visiting the small temples/gardens. I especially liked the bamboo groves (there are more than one). This type of trip is not for everyone, because it's not just getting off of a train/bus and snapping photos at... More

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