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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 3 weeks ago

Yes it's pretty, yes it's small, and yes all the tourists really take away from enjoying it. Get there as early as possible to have the least amount of other people there with you. It only take about 5-10 minutes (depending on how fast you...More

Thank EmsTravler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice walk if your in arashima. Lots of food stalls at the start of the walk. Makes good photo. Very popular spot. Would recommend going to the monkey park if your coming here as it is just a quick walk away and so so cool.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The bamboo forest is not very long stretch of woods and it was extremely crowded. I would recommend seeing it, but very early in the morning. It was very crowded by 9:30.

1  Thank llamatravelratings
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this was a must do for us, easy to get to on the train and a walk, well signposted. it was very busy and mush shorter than I was expecting but great for photographs

Thank Malcolm A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very busy lots of tourists.Much smaller area than anticipated. Not as peaceful as the tourist brochures display it. Lots of shops and restaurants nearby. Within walking distance of JR station.

Thank jacaog
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited the bamboo grove during our day trip to Arashiyama in October 2018 and enjoyed the time we spent there. Having read earlier reviews, we left Kyoto early and were in the bamboo grove by 8:30am. When people tell you to...More

1  Thank gwoww
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice to see if you are around, but not that special to go specially for this place. The bamboo is relatively young and you can only walk along with all the other tourists on an asphalt road for about 200 meters.

Thank Frank v
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is by far one of the neatest places to check out. Go early for some good pictures while walking down the path. Late morning, by lunch time the path ways become very full of people and it is hard to get pictures with out...More

Thank MmpayneAZ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bamboo forest is interesting enough in itself. It is very easy to get to from the centre of Kyoto Kyoto train station - either by JR train or by metro. It's about 5 minutes walk from Saga- Arashiyama station (using our JR rail passes)....More

1  Thank helen t
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was interesting to walk through a bamboo forest, when you aren’t used to it. Very crowded, though.

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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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4 March 2018|
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Response from David F | 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
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
24 January 2018|
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Response from soh_kien_peng | Reviewed this property |
The bamboo forest is not in the central location of kyoto. It is in Arashiyama to the west of Kyoto.
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5 December 2017|
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Response from Julie Z | Reviewed this property |
Best way to get there is public transportation. We came from Osaka and it took about an hour to get there.... you need to visit the different neighborhoods in Kyoto lots to see. We went to forest early by 9am and it was not... More