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Kyoto Sagano Walk & Bamboo Forest

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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
+81 80-3110-8944
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Warner L
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Rickkik13
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank YairBarZohar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank highimpactuk
Reviewed August 17, 2018

A fascinating place to visit and easy to reach by local train. Plenty of restaurants for a choice of meals or snacks. Souvenir shops are everywhere. The famous Togetsu Bridge is also in the same place, but if you don't feel like walking over to...More

Thank larraine2016
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Dear travelers, if you do not want to suffer from 50 degrees and 10000% humidity, avoid visiting Japan in August. About the bamboo walk, I have never seen a bigger piss take than this one. Don’t trust the pictures you see on social media accounts...More

1  Thank RobertP1269
Reviewed July 26, 2018

We loved our visit to the bamboo grove. It was a punishingly hot day but walking through the bamboo was really incredible. Such a beautiful part of the world.

1  Thank _Echidna_3_3
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

On several occasions, Condé Nast magazine featured stellar, colorful pictures of Kyoto’s Bamboo Forest without a single human being in sight. They ranked it among the top 50 most beautiful sites in the world. Of course, they also recommended Bruges, Belgium. What a disappointment that...More

1  Thank WilliamWillieWilson
Reviewed June 29, 2018

There are so many amazing places to visit in Kyoto, and probably amongst the best well known is the famous Bamboo Forest. It is truly lovely and well worth the visit, however, don't expect to take pictures without tourists being part of the photograph!

Thank Neil W
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

We visit this place in the morning and take beautiful photograph of the forest. We also can see tourist wearing kimono around the area.

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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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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 346ronp | Reviewed this property |
Saga-Arashiyama Station on the SANIN MAIN LINE