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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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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

A nice, relaxing part of outer Kyoto nestled at the base of the mountains. Lots of shops and restaurants, plus plenty of natural beauty. Easily accessed on the train.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We visited Arashiyama on a sunny Saturday afternoon. It was slightly crowded, but not overly so. We got the JR San-in line from Kyoto Station to Saga-Arashiyama station & walked ten minutes to get to the bamboo grove & sightseeing area. The area is really beautiful, a lovely place for a walk with a range of things to see. We... More

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I thought there would be long roads of bamboo, but it is literally 2 roads, and that was about it. There are shrines to see around the area, but we were a bit shrined out but really wanted to see something a bit different.

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Its a small suburb with little houses and then a green bamboo forest. Nearby a canal runs with spectacular views of the mountains. This was the only place where we spotted a Geisha.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

A wonderful location, with so many bamboo trees very elevated. I loved the light seeping through the bamboo. Perfect for many pictures. Remeber something against mosquitos, and enjoy this magic place!

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Queenstown
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

A small area about 7 km from Kyoto central. Narrow streets through a towering bamboo forest. Again,recommended early in the day to avoid crowds

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

My family was inspired to visit the area knowing that movies have been filmed here. After visiting the Inari shrine in the morning, my parents were a little tired so they didn't walk all the around but the grove which was a few blocks from the train station. We didn't explore the town area which looked cute but from reviews... More

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

What an amazing sight to see so much bamboo lining the path. This area has a very peaceful ambience. When the wind blows there is an incredible sound of the bamboo moving. Stop at the temple along the way- Tenyru-ji. It has the most beautiful gardens to explore.

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Libreville, Gabon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This was simply a paved path through what could have been a nice bamboo grove. There were herds of people, the entire path is lined by a fence with thick grass interwoven to about eye height, making this a much less than stellar bamboo forest experience. If you can I would try to find a more natural setting to experience... More

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

It's an extremely shaded area so you don't have to worry about feeling too hot apart from the humidity which will make you hot and sweaty.

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