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Kyoto Sagano Walk

Sagano, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8458, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 80-3110-8944
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Too Crowded

I m visit at November during peak season of fall foliage . The walk way is too crowded and you was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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The Picture is not Representative

In the publicity photos, you see a dark tunnel formed by towering bamboo trees. Just you and the... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2017
Hanan B
Ramat Gan, Israel
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It is a walking tour in English! With just a 20 min. ride from Kyoto station, you can slip back into the scenery of 400 years past. Do join us and discover another charm in Kyoto! No reservation needed. Just come to JR Saga Arashiyama Station by 10am on Thursday! Walking Tour Every Thursday 10:00-13:00 (3 hours) Tour Fee 2,000 yen / Person Free / Child accompanited by adult No reservation needed. 10:00 JR Saga Arashiyama station (Meeting place) Take local bus to the foot of Mt. Atago Visit Otagi temple with 1200 stone statues Town preservation area Bamboo Forest Nonomiya Shrine For further info please check out the URL.
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Sagano, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8458, Kyoto Prefecture
Western Kyoto
+81 80-3110-8944

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I m visit at November during peak season of fall foliage . The walk way is too crowded and you was not chances to take a nice photo because many tourist non stop walk pass. The view not like the photo and you have to...More

Thank Kinki25
Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

In the publicity photos, you see a dark tunnel formed by towering bamboo trees. Just you and the serenity of nature. However in real life it is you and the serenity of nature and a thousand others just like you. It is difficult to snap...More

Thank Hanan B
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit, peaceful and amazing. Wear light long sleeve shirt few bugs amongst the bamboo that bite. Lot of people but space ok. Great walk to top of area for people nit mind climbing. Many stairs to see view from above. Not advise...More

Thank Robbi15024
Reviewed February 8, 2017

I loved walking the Kyoto Sagano Walk . It is beautiful with its plentiful arching bamboo. Not having visited a bamboo forest before, I was enthralled. Know that your tranquility may be interrupted because it is also popular. We were there during a quiet time...More

1  Thank fiamma11
Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

We did a walking tour of this area with a tour company we met at a hotel in Kyoto then walked to the station to go to Sagano primarily to see the bamboo forest. We would have been better to do this visit on our...More

2  Thank sueB2498EU
Reviewed October 13, 2016

Apart from temples and shrines, here's a well-known attraction in Kyoto: a bamboo grove. It leads slowly uphill to Okochi-Sanso Villa.

Thank simoneabcoutinho
Reviewed July 16, 2016

The bamboo forest is very well maintained. Visited recently during summer time. Weather is quite hot and quite crowded. Despite the crowd, we noticed couples taking their wedding photos in traditional clothes. Very romantic photo taking area. The crowd is quite heavy along the way...More

2  Thank LimSCLiangYC
Reviewed June 4, 2016

We heard the bamboo forest walk didn't have the "wow" factor, but decided to go to find out for ourselves. Picture from the bamboo forest made the cover of Lonely Planet Japan guide book, after all! We were not all that impressed with the bamboo...More

Thank Pam F
Reviewed May 23, 2016

Walking through the bamboo forest is a special experience. The only wish I had while being there was that the thick bamboo growths were more abundant. In all, there was probably only a 100m stretch that was completely and thickly forested. The rest was a...More

Thank Judge404
Reviewed May 17, 2016

nice bamboo forest, it is a very good idea to rent bicycles, right next to the train station, so you can go far, down to the river, very very humide in July and some mosquitos

Thank snowli
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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Mari T
March 28, 2017|
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Response from sueB2498EU | Reviewed this property |
We did a guided tour was about $100 but it was not worth it.You can easily do It yourself google the location and catch the train with a 7 day rail pass no cost. If you do it yourself make sure you visit the temple at the... More
March 30, 2016|
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Response from Ron P | Reviewed this property |
Saga-Arashiyama Station on the SANIN MAIN LINE