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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 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing place to walk especially in winter/ autumn to take photos. Very refreshing and peaceful. Its a must go place for visitors.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AmeerhtT
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I think the key point to make here is the bamboo forest will always be full of tourists with selfie sticks. If you can look past this then it's actually not a bad stroll through growing bamboo. If you don't get a chance to make...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JodHami
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After experiencing the Tenryu-ji Temple a stroll through the bamboo grove was just a little different & a pleasant change. It is becoming very popular so was a little crowded when we were there. Seeing all the bamboo growing naturally was great to se. It...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank wanderingwedging
Reviewed 5 days ago

A sight that is not easy to get to but a very nice place to have a different feel of the country. It was very crowded on a busy Sunday when we were there and it was difficult to take a picture without anyone in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ROCruiser
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a sight that should be experienced. Not a long walk from the train station and going thru the forest on paved path does not take too long. Less crowded at dusk and illumination is beautiful. Temple in forest is especially remarkable. Some of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MountaineerLu
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was crowded at the time we went as it was during year end holidays. Looked nicer in pictures. Perhaps it’ll be better during non peak periods to enjoy the tranquility there. The surrounding areas around the subway station there is itself a tourist attractions with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pattng
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bamboo is common in Asia but walking on a path between bamboo forest is another experience. The path is clean and well maintain but keep natural. The air is fresh as long as no many visitors. Although some people it is not so special but...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank irman_nf
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the forests, was hoping for more bamboo but it is different from what we have in new Zealand Too many people stopping for photos so you can't really take a nice photos without anyone else in it

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 705joycew
Reviewed 1 week ago

Before coming to Japan,I decided that this was something that I had to do because of at of the photos that I had seen of this bamboo forest. While it was not quite what I had imagined, I am glad that I did visit this...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Susan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A unique photo opportunity and certainly different from Australian bamboo which clumps closely. Lots of young couples here who had hired Kimonos for a photo shoot with their loved ones.

Date of experience: January 2019
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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 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
1 March 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