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Arashiyama

Togetsukyo, Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8383, Kyoto Prefecture
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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.
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“bamboo grove” (453 reviews)
“tenryuji temple” (145 reviews)
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Togetsukyo, Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8383, Kyoto Prefecture
Western Kyoto
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"bamboo grove"
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"tofu"
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"early in the morning"
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Reviewed yesterday

We took the train from Kyoto Station, very quick and reasonably priced. Short walk from the train station to Arashiyama and much quicker than other surface transportation. Save yourself time and money in lieu of booking a dedicated tour. We did the Bamboo forest, bridge...More

Thank wacotom
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Was only planning to visit briefly before heading to another temple but spent a good half day here at the monkey park, bamboo forest and garden.

Thank jasontH8436RQ
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Picturesque spot to take photos while the path is clear in the bamboo grove.Recommended to arrive early in the morning 6 or 7am to avoid the crowd. Crowd gets crazy late morning.

Thank Rystelle P
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A tranquil walk among the crowds in spots but well worth the effort. Be enchanted walking amongst the towering bamboo.

Thank Mars1964
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Reviewed 3 days ago

As in all cases, the experience is better when you arrive early or very late when most tourists are gone. The bamboo forest trail is spectacular.

Thank Ivan C
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This area is famous for its bamboo forest. But i don't really enjoy it since it was very crowded. What i love is the area around Togetsu bridge, when you can sit on the bank of the river, get relax, and enjoy the view. There...More

Thank astridtd
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Reviewed 3 days ago

While the bamboo grove was the main attraction, there are also many other sightseeing spots at Arashiyama, including the Togetsu bridge. Many little shops and restaurants along the way to the bamboo grove too!

Thank HouYan
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited as part of a tour with other couples. The bamboo forest beautiful. There are gardens and walking paths. There is a beUtiful lake with fish. Of course there is shopping at the entrance but I found the prices more expensive than elsewhere. Worth the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

When you have had your fill of temples do go west to find this amazing bamboo grove/forest. It was crowded when we went but it is easy to locate and well worth a walk.

1  Thank Mary H
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The pictures make this place look much better than it is. The bamboo forest is only a short passage which is full of tourist so it made it really hard to take a good picture. I expected it to be much better

1  Thank V_roks
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Jessica H
29 January 2018|
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Response from ZfyEd | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jessica, Usually this event takes place between summer and early autumn, may not be available during your visit. But Kyoto is nice with lots of temples, shrines and places of rich history and cultural practises to visit... More
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Ashley T
12 January 2018|
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Response from Weina L | Reviewed this property |
I feel that Kyoto one day trip is too short. For Kyoto usually need a few more days at least 😆
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cookiedough5
8 October 2017|
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Response from Stan N | Reviewed this property |
The area is beautiful with varied attractions as mentioned in previous responses. The only drawback are the crowds, so go early.
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