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Kyoto Sagano Walk & Bamboo Forest

#33 of 130 Tours in Kyoto
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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! Reservation is needed. Just come to JR Saga Arashiyama Station by...more
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Sagano, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8458, Kyoto Prefecture
Western Kyoto
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited the beautiful Bamboo forest in the Arashiyama region last December. It was after a rain and the bamboo trees appeared more green. Absolutely no shelter so umbrellas and ponchos have to be ready. The famous Tenryu-ji is also located with the forest! Visitors must...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Its the time of peak autumn in Kyoto. As we came out of the Arashiyama train station, the streets are full of tourist.... walking to the Bamboo forest is like walking through a shrubful of people. The pull trishaws were also on the streets due...More

Thank Noseason
Reviewed December 9, 2018

The bamboo Forrest was incredible. Make sure you have enough water with you to drink if you’re planning to go up all the way. I was only able to go half way, but my husband and friends went all the way to the top and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Azmina N
Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

Walking through the bamboo forest transports you to another world. So beautiful!!! Although very congested with tourists, I’m not sure when is off peak. You can still get loss in nature.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 372miguelr
Reviewed November 27, 2018

The walk is jam-packed with people that help make the experience what it is. Yet, the bamboo forest is equally serene despite all the people. Well worth the time.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank StephenMC4
Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

Awesome walk. My second trip here but am still loving it. Certainly recommend this to any tourists. Those with bad leg or want to take photo but are travelling alone can consider hiring the rickshaws.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank YPl34
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Either there is a season to see this or the bamboo seems to be dwindling and is sparse to one side of the road. I was dis-appointed for I wasn't able to get the photos I had gone there for. I'm not known for bad...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Warner L
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

We took the train to Arashiyama prefecture Kyoto. Walking through the bamboo groves is spectacular, and the light from rays of sunshine through the bamboo trees makes for amazing photos. Kids loved mixed Matcha and Sakura ice cream in the small town after our walk

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rickkik13
Reviewed November 6, 2018

O is one of the most popular tourist areas in Kyoto, located in the western suburbs of Kyoto. The area is full of beautiful landscapes and at this time, even in the trees painted in the colors of the leaves. Since the Heian era (794-1185),...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank YairBarZohar
Reviewed November 1, 2018

This is another of the top things to see in Kyoto. It is great for exploring and taking some fantastic pictures with bamboo backdrops. However, it can get very hot and humid in the summer so make sure you are able to keep cool. There...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The
area's famously tall bamboo groves, monkey park, and
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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
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Saga-Arashiyama Station on the SANIN MAIN LINE