I arrived in Kyoto at 3 PM and took a quick trip out here. Essentially it was a mistake. Everything was closed by 5 o'clock, and it was nearly deserted. I only found a few restaurants, and they were pricey.
The bamboo forest was still neat in the evening. All the temples and gardens were shut, so I couldn't see anything. I did take a nice riverside walk towards a zen temple (past where the trail to the monkey park is), which was quite nice. The temple was shut, however, by the time I arrived (just past 5).
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