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“Bamboo Maze”
Review of Arashiyama

Arashiyama
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US$68.40*
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Day Trip by Bus from Osaka to Kyoto and Nara
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US$92.29*
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Private Highlights of Kyoto Tour
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US$428.00*
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Private Tour: Arashiyama and Fushimi Inari Tour from Osaka
Ranked #10 of 1,291 things to do in Kyoto
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Owner description: Arashiyama is a small town on the Oi River. Its moon-crossing bridge, Togetsu-kyo, is a beautiful, much-beloved wooden structure. Arishiyama also has Tenryu-ji temple, one of the 14 World Heritage Sites in Kyoto.
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Was just in time for the annual Hanataro festival! Despite the winter cold, it was a refreshing walk. Think the bamboo helps exudes a calming effect, very important when it was too crowded. Somewhere deeper inside, there is a stall selling awesome egg custard for 150 yen or so. Must try if you manage to find it.

Thank white_myvi
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

My partner and I went there because, based on the LP review, it sounded quiet and idyllic. To add one stupidity to another we took a boat cruise to get here. Too many tourists, Japanese and gaijin, and too much noise and fuss. Don't recommend.

1  Thank Davidmny
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

Such a beautiful place. You can walk around as well as taking a boat ride. I believe autumn would be the best time to come here and in spring to see cherry blossoms. I came here in the middle of summer, the heat is unbearable and the humidity is high. Still a beautiful place and a must if you are in Kyoto.

1  Thank tuitai
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

The photos we had previously seen in magazines and ads of the Arashiyama bamboo forest do not do it justice. One must experience the view first hand to appreciate the magical feeling. The entrance to the bamboo forest is free, no charge. We were among hundreds who entered the forest. Despite the crowds, everyone moves at their own pace, giving each other enough space. Looking up at the tops of the tall trees is somewhat hypnotizing.They sway in the wind and make a pleasing, rustling sound. The way the light shines through the trees is almost erethereal. The bamboo forest walk is about 1/2 hour one-way and runs into the end of the Sagano Romantic train ride. We opted to turn around and go back to the entrance. It was a beautiful walk to remember. The town of Arashiyama has much to offer. We ate at one of the local old style Japanese ramen restaurants. We continued to walk towards the Togetsukyo Bridge crossing the Oi River. On the bridge,we saw fishermen standing in the river with long poles cast. The views from the bridge are picturesque. Many river boats can be seen. After crossing, we headed for the entrance of the Monkey Park and spent the rest of the afternoon at the Monkey Park.

1  Thank Liz T
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

The Arashiyama bamboos were great on picture but not so much in the actual. Anyway, we were amused by the people pulling the carriage while the guests were riding on it. It was like a caritela but instead of the horse pulling the carriage, it's a man who does the pulling. We also enjoyed the food being sold at the stalls.

Thank DianeEunice
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