It was really about the bamboo grove for me. It's not a long walk and the initial part of the grove is a little disappointing but as you trek further in the crowds disappear and the grove gets a little thicker. If you follow the signs and take the path way out of the grove you eventually come upon the Gioji Temple that has moss covered slopes punctuated by maples. I liked it better than the more popular Tenryuji.
The little town itself has touristy shops that were okay but not fascinating.
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