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Relaxing Walk

We went here last August 7. The view is so relaxing. You can see Bamboo everywhere. So clean and... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
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Worth the Early Morning Trip

Go early enough and you’ll beat the crowds. It may be a bit chilly, but you’ll be able to... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2018
Matt P
Chicago, Illinois
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Sagatenryuji Tateishicho, Ukyo -ku, Kyoto 616-8375, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a crowded trail but I think it is worth to have a look. Reasonable flat trail with lots of photo opportunity. It is 10-15 mins walk from the train station. So serene and dreamy.

Thank MGundem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful bamboo forest in Arashimaya Kyoto, around 15 mins walk from Arashimaya Station. Nice town to explore too

Thank DianaJana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Presumably you can go early and beat the crowds. I didn't. But even without crowds, the bamboo is more like an animal in a zoo cage, with a good sturdy fence separating you from it. Pros: - Bamboo. Tall. Thick. - Easy walk/hike. - Close...More

Thank LaMalaise
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We went here last August 7. The view is so relaxing. You can see Bamboo everywhere. So clean and green. A lot of tourists are also coming. This is a must visit spot in Kyoto.

Thank myhlles
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This is a great site for people coming from climate zones where the bamboo cannot grow. The first thing that impressed me was the height of the stems. The forest is easy to reach from the train station (5 minutes) and the trail is almost...More

Thank Alexandra B
Reviewed August 4, 2018

The Arashiyama bamboo groves was an excellent easy hike being semi flat. We were very disappointed at a lady selling tickets to the 'garden area', she was really rude when asking questions, being disinterested. I was about to pay for 4 tickets but with her...More

Thank pilotsteven
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Do you come from a country with nature? I don't mean a Singaporean reservoir, or a 'beach' that is actually the dry banks of a litter strewn river. I mean, do you come from a country where you can stroll about in the tranquility of...More

Thank shinraemonsam
Reviewed July 10, 2018

A beautiful stroll or rickshaw ride (90dollars forvtwo) through beautiful gardens filled with trails which transverse large (50’) bamboo stalks. Makes for great photos. Women in kimonos strolling, ie, colorful. A good time for great photos. Plan on an hour, at minimum.

Thank Walter F
Reviewed July 3, 2018

Go early enough and you’ll beat the crowds. It may be a bit chilly, but you’ll be able to experience some of the zen you’re after. Yes, it’s smaller than you’re probably envisioning but that doesn’t make it any less magical. Afterward, walk down to...More

Thank Matt P
Reviewed June 17, 2018

This very crowded park is about a trail cut through a small swatch of bamboo. It's cool, but if you're looking to cut something from your itinerary to make time for a more historic visit, cut this site. It's really crowded as well and there...More

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Western Kyoto
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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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