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Bamboo Forest Street

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Address: Sagaogurayama Tabuchiyamacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8394, Kyoto Prefecture
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If you like Bamboo, this is the place...

A great photo op as, where can one find so many bamboos in one area. Again, as in any place in Kyoto, well-maintained, and a good one-time visit...only thing would be to try and... read more

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Burnaby, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great photo op as, where can one find so many bamboos in one area. Again, as in any place in Kyoto, well-maintained, and a good one-time visit...only thing would be to try and avoid the throng of tourists, because it could get crowded. (Who am I to say, I am a "tourist".)

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is nothing special, just walk around and see the bamboo. And so many people were there like overcrowd to see the bamboo. Anyway, it's free no admission ticket and the air is fresh. I Iike outside of the bamboo forest more, it has so many shop stores and food. The stores and houses are more traditional and more... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The bamboo forest, was disappointing and I regret spending time on a relatively short trip visiting it. It's often recommended as an amazing experience, but unless you've never been to a bamboo forest before that's really not the case. The area that is accessible is small and the paths are fenced above waist height. You can't get anywhere near the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Bamboo grows to be that big in just a month! It is amazing how much bamboo there is. Enjoyed seeing it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am not very impressed with the so called bamboo "forest". First of all, it is a less than 500 m long path, and the width of the bamboo forest is not that wide either. The reason it is so famous is because of the movie. I have seen better bamboo forest in US national park, which was really a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Enjoy a calm stroll through the bamboo groves and feel transported to one of the pages of a romantic novel.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The scenery is stunning at this path. Suggest to take the train tour as well to enjoy more view of Arashima.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite an amazing spot. You can hear the bamboo swaying in the wind and if you can tune out to tourists talking you can sense how peaceful it is.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The actual Bamboo forest is small but worth a visit. Check out the gardens nearby also. The area near the bamboo forest has cute shops selling quaint Japanese things that are quite nice to visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very touristy,but lots of Japanese tourists so good shops in Arashiyama and the bamboo forest is impressive although not as big in acreage as I would have imagined.Go whatever time you like ,these early starts are only for photographers.

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