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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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Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

Quite a lovely walk through the bamboo Forest. Was crowded when we went but enjoyable. A must see if you visit Arashiyana.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sunflower32000
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

It wasn’t that cold today but the wind made this visit quite frosty and I was pleased I had many layers on. We got the train from Kawamachi Station and swapped further up before walking to the Bamboo Forest and Temple. It wasn’t a terribly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tayap2014
Reviewed 29 December 2018

I found the Bamboo forests to be very dissapointing, I will qualify that statement by saying I did visit during the day, at night it would probably look a lot better with the lighting they have set up there. However the fact remains that it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Cholo_Juan
Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

I prefer my nature peaceful so didn't really get the most out of my visit here in late December. A beautiful place marred by all the jostling to get a good selfie.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gabbythebook
Reviewed 25 December 2018 via mobile

Arashiyama takes approximately an hour to reach from Kyoto. If you only do the bamboo forest and the tenruji temple it’s not worth it. The bamboo forest is small and crowded. You will get good photos but that’s it. Make sure you do more. Take...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mikhilmikhil
Reviewed 24 December 2018 via mobile

Part of a day out after golden temple . It's a nice walk although the town was insane busy. The bamboo forest is impressive but very busy and not earth shattering but nice for a walk out. Come back via the lake way it's a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bondonbondi
Reviewed 24 December 2018

Don't get me wrong, the Bamboo Forest Street is beautiful. However, it is much more street than forest. You turn onto the street from a touristy sort of downtown shop sort of area... Then, you take a short walk through a bamboo lined street. There's...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank supachoc
Reviewed 23 December 2018

I suggest for all who visit to come thru Arayashima Station, as it provides a good scenery walk for about 1km, with good stalls and restaurants. The ambience just soak into the air. The bamboo forest was a good nice stroll thru the crowd, but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ferry_mulyadi
Reviewed 23 December 2018 via mobile

I read a lot of negative reviews about how short the bamboo stretch is... but honestly... it’s beautiful! I wanted good pictures so I arrived at the forest at about 745am. It was well worth waking up early for. There were about 10 other persons...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank feliciakaw
Reviewed 20 December 2018 via mobile

Beautiful walk through the path. Take it slow and enjoy the sights. We went in the winter and it was still great. Go super early to take better pictures without the crowds.

Date of experience: December 2018
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davidchien1988
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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Sltieu
4 March 2018|
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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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Sltieu
28 February 2018|
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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
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