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Bamboo Forest Street

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Sagaogurayama Tabuchiyamacho, Ukyo-ku, Ukyo, Kyoto 616-8394, Kyoto Prefecture
Western Kyoto
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All reviews bamboo forest nice walk early in the morning tenryu ji temple arashiyama area the main street avoid the crowds taking pictures train station long walk tourists path photos grove kyoto nature rickshaw
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Reviewed 5 August 2015

We were walking from Torokko Arashiyama station to the Monkey Park when we saw this beautiful street full of bamboos. Amazingly well preserve and quiet, the street was almost empty so we had a great chance of taking beautiful pictures. Easy to find and if...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed 2 August 2015

A beautiful place to be. A bit too crowded for my taste, but still a must see if you are not hiking in the hills on your own.

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed 2 August 2015

A super place for a day out in lovely Kyoto. Good restaurants, great nature, activities and temples and gardens. We rented bicycles and that made it possible to cover the whole park. Great fun!

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank FamJensenNorway
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

The bamboo forrest is amazing to se and if you Want to make a daytrip to uji but does not Want to use all your time looking at bamboo and temples, you Can combine the visit with a "romantic train" ride - the trail runs...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Janne H
Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

Commonly called as Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, this place has just an amazing feel of nature surrounded by dense bamboos while walking down the road. I can't imagine the numbers of trunk planted to make this place so bamboozie. There is a path within the area...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Gregory A
Reviewed 19 July 2015

I love bamboo, and I always wanted to see a bamboo forest... The bamboo street in Kyoto is very impressive (and very crowded), but it's definitely worth a visit! Next to the bamboo path, there's a street with many nice Japanese handcraft stores, plan a...More

Date of experience: May 2015
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Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

We came to Bamboo street in July when visiting Japan, but were a bit disappointed. It is not really a bamboo forest. It is a street, about 100 metres long, with high fences on both sides which makes it difficult to get good pictures of...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Ida J
Reviewed 29 June 2015

Been there and wrote about it in listing called Sagano which is no 56 of 'things to do in Kyoto'. These two listings are one and the same and should really be amalgamated.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Tony M
Reviewed 27 June 2015

Serene, mesmerizing bamboo forest just a few meters from Arashiyama bridge. It can be visited in just a few minutes, well worth the detour. Particularly nice in the winter with fresh snow.

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank Carlos E
Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

Wasn't particularly interesting, as there are tall gates blocking off the bamboo... Was too noisy from traffic to be a peaceful walk, and was too crowded to take photos.

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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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15 April 2018|
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Response from Brandon R | Reviewed this property |
Actually I didn't see any official entrance so I might say that yes it's open everyday. By the other hand yes it's free, no ticket is required. Hope that helps!
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Response from G1455XBdavidf | Reviewed this property |
We went on the weekend, and got there at 10:00. The crowds are the best part. couples dress up in traditional clothing and it looks great. The bamboo forest is a real let down, I didnt think it was as good are many other... More
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Response from hankwang | Reviewed this property |
I only saw the Ricksaw men toward the Bamboo Forest and within the bamboo forest too. I believe they are so many places of interests at this area, you need to spend at least half a day here. For the monkey part, I am not... More