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Bamboo Forest Street

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Sagaogurayama Tabuchiyamacho, Ukyo-ku, Ukyo, Kyoto 616-8394, Kyoto Prefecture
Western Kyoto
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All reviews bamboo forest nice walk early in the morning tenryu ji temple arashiyama area the main street avoid the crowds train station take photos long walk tourists path grove kyoto nature rickshaw stroll
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is the place where you can see the Bamboo trees and it’s lovely place to visit once here. The place is surrounded by a very big street market where you can buy the souvenir of Japan at this place

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank SandeepGupta75
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you are in Kyoto then this is a must-do. However everyone else must do it too so even by 8am it's hard to get 'that' photo without the crowds. Still worth it for the atmosphere and the great gardens that adjoin this forest. Go...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank graffhamboy
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was another of those (we were passing through so had a look) places. I wouldn't go out of my way to go there, but it was worth it when in the area anyway. As with most of these places, be prepared for HUGE CROWDS......More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ShoeiFantaRaraBubba
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is a 10 min walk from the train station. Lots of tourist walking on different directions. You ca barley move, area is congested. You can not really enjoy the beauty and calmness of the Forrest. You need to come in early or get a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank phephot
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The bamboo are as majestic as all the photos suggest, but by god make sure you get here early for the crowds get ridiculous even by 9.30am. It’s beautifully cool along the walk too, so take an extra layer for the morning. There is so...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was one of those I came, I saw, and I left. The Bamboo walk is pretty awesome, but like most tourist attractions; be ready for them! Before entering into the walk you have to maneuver your way past a lot of people; I mean...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Bao H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Bamboo forest is quite a sight to see, however I do not feel it is quite the peaceful and serene spot it may have once been. I visited first time last August and almost died due to the heat! I visited again today with...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank kovitss1965
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A good walk from Saga-Arashiyama station, whilst the Grove per se is an interesting destination of its own , the walk to it adds another dimension, we came across the Sagano Romantic railway steam strain on the way . Overall a worthy experience . You'll...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jimbosyourman
Reviewed 3 days ago

I am not sure this is really worth the trip as such. Basically it is a footpath through a bamboo forest (you are not allowed to leave the path!). However, if you walk over from the bridge (i.e. if you have taken the Hankyu Railway...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Nicolaas H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely stroll through the bamboo forest but you do have to get there early to avoid the crowds. The path isn't very long but is beautiful to see.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Western Kyoto
Western Kyoto is home to some of the city's best
eccentricities. Kyoto's Saga-Toriimoto Preserved
Street takes visitors back in time to the Meiji
Period, where old homes have been transformed into tea
houses and eateries. Pleasure boats drift down the
riverbank, under wooden bridges that beckon nature
lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The
area's famously tall bamboo groves, monkey park, and
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April 15, 2018|
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Response from Brandon R | Reviewed this property |
Actually I didn't see any official entrance so I might say that yes it's open everyday. By the other hand yes it's free, no ticket is required. Hope that helps!
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Response from G1455XBdavidf | Reviewed this property |
We went on the weekend, and got there at 10:00. The crowds are the best part. couples dress up in traditional clothing and it looks great. The bamboo forest is a real let down, I didnt think it was as good are many other... More
February 28, 2018|
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Response from hankwang | Reviewed this property |
I only saw the Ricksaw men toward the Bamboo Forest and within the bamboo forest too. I believe they are so many places of interests at this area, you need to spend at least half a day here. For the monkey part, I am not... More