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Kyoto Sagano Walk & Bamboo Forest

#45 of 264 Tours in Kyoto
Kyoto, Japan
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About Kyoto Sagano Walk & Bamboo Forest
If you are thinking bamboo forest and Togetsukyo bridge are the only attractions in Arashiyama, you are missing the chance to see even more beautiful and less crowded places in the area. Do join us and discover another charm in Kyoto. With just a 20 minute ride from Kyoto station, you can slip back into the scenery of 400 years past. Meet our experienced guide in JR Saga Arashiyama station at 9am (Reservation required) and the guide will take you to amazing hidden spots in Arashiyama. Private Walking Tour 9:00-13:00 (4 hours) 18,000 yen per group (up to 10 people, child must be accompanied by adult) JR Saga Arashiyama station (9:00) Seiryoji temple Torii gate shape of bonfire festival Otagi temple with 1200 stone statues Toriimoto town preservation area Bamboo forest Nonomiya shrine
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Kyoto is one of Japan’s most picturesque locations, but for the most awe-inspiring scenery, you have to travel outside the city. Get a peek at Old Japan—with no skyscrapers to block your view—during this scenic walking tour. Just a short ride from Kyoto’s main station, Sagano was once a resort for aristocrats in past centuries. Discover sites only frequented by locals, from shrines to historic landmarks, and roam through a bamboo grove.
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Judy H wrote a review Mar 2020
Murrieta, California390 contributions91 helpful votes
Walking through the bamboo forest is pretty awesome. The tall bamboo on both sides of the walkway are beautiful to look at and take great pictures.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Tiffany B. wrote a review Dec 2019
Funabashi, Japan36 contributions13 helpful votes
The bamboo itself was breathtaking and the sights will give great photo opportunities. However, try to go early or later in the day because it gets VERY crowded and the people will definitely ruin the experience.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Wingfield73 wrote a review Dec 2019
Chiang Mai, Thailand863 contributions297 helpful votes
The bamboo forest, on the edge of the city, is a delight. Even with lots of tourists, the cathedral-like atmosphere of the soaring bamboo trunks is maintained. Be careful of the slightly agressive rickshaw pullers. Allow an hour.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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leanneandtony wrote a review Nov 2019
Cairns, Australia472 contributions254 helpful votes
Not a great sight. Too many people on the walk through the bamboo. The walk itself is rather short and not what you would call surreal and tranquil with trains very close by. We found a little coffee shop/dolls museum. Good coffee and quiet. Met the owner who made the dolls. Lovely older person. Go have a look at the dolls and have a coffee and cake. The town was packed with tourists. It was not enjoyable. Prices were expensive.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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marmie1a wrote a review Nov 2019
Crown Point, Indiana222 contributions192 helpful votes
Loved the forest...not so much all the people. The gardens within the forest were especially lovely. You have to pay about 500 yen but it is well worth it. You have tea and biscuit and then wander through the lovely garden. Vistas were great.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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