It was cold and crowded no peace of enjoying the walk on the bamboo forest Disappointed with the free shuttle service which suppose to ferry passengers to the train station and was suspended due to overwhelming crowd
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My main reason for coming here was the bamboo forest, I was however unaware of the fact that the surrounding village and scenery was to be just as scenic! Definitely worth spending an afternoon here. It can however get (and was) very crowded here. So...More
I was pretty impressed with Arashiyama. The picturesque scenery with rivers, mountains and forests. You can walk along the main strip and check out stores which sell specialties of Arashiyama or restaurants and cafes. It was always crowded even in December. You can also check...More
Beautiful scenery, from bamboo grove to fall foliage on hills to meandering rivers. We got to the bamboo grove around noon, so it was very crowded, but we walked further to the summit observation deck and it was quiet, with lovely views of the area....More
we didn't go too early (around 09:30), but there weren't hordes of people yet - they didn't show up until we were done with the bamboo forest around 10:30. this was a weekday (monday). bamboo forest IS pretty great.
We experienced one of the most crowded places, but while you are there, you understand why. We couldn't go across the bridge because of the amazing crowds, but visiting the temple and the bamboo groove was enough. The view from the river is breathtaking and...More
Easily accessible by local train. Beautiful huge river and tree covered hills. Steep climb (231 steps - this old lady counted every one!) to small peaceful temple (fee) with pleasant views. River area Worth visiting at night in the winter as it is floodlit and...More
Didn't get a chance to get on the Sagano Rail, but it is highly recommended. walk through the bamboo groves, and temple. Not to be missed. Dont forget the nearby monkey park too!
to be honest the place was beautiful and all but by the time we reached there people weree swarming like bees. if you do want to get some nice pics pls go there eary morning.