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Arashiyama

Togetsukyo, Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8383, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-331-0814
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Sagano Bamboo Grove and Arashiyama Walking Tour With Yakatabune Lunch Cruise
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“bamboo grove” (400 reviews)
“monkey park” (235 reviews)
“tenryuji temple” (185 reviews)
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Togetsukyo, Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8383, Kyoto Prefecture
Western Kyoto
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+81 75-331-0814
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Love this park. I saw it in a magazine and wanted to go for a very long time. The bamboo forest was magical and the monkey forest up the mountain was so much fun. Very cute monkeys, not as aggressive as I've seen other places.

Thank Bethanyrb56
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The bamboo Grove in arashiama shouldn't be missed. We were there on a nearly 90 degree day, and it was a bit of a refuge from the crowds and the hot sun. It's a lovely way to end your tour of the temple there.

Thank Gloria C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We made the effort to get out here on the train as we'd seen photos and thought it looked awesome, especially when we read that photos don't do it justice. Well we must have missed something because we were underwhelmed. The forest is pretty cool...More

Thank Eurochic28
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I went on a very sunny day, very hot but the instant we went through this bamboo forest you felt the refresing wind and like a mystical and mysterious site you had to see. Its a long walk to see it all but definitely worth...More

Thank Fredy R
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was expecting a more tranquil and quiet environment, but it was quite crowded when we get there around 10 am in the morning.

Thank mz4jun
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have seen lots of bamboo groves but this one is quite unique in that it has been preserved with lots of them in one place. Would have been nicer if the bamboo brush fencing is not so tall so that children and people in...More

Thank Rose R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited during cherry blossom time and I recommend to get here early, especially if you want to get the infamous IG photo op. We got here about 530am when the sun was just rising. Definitely a great place for Photos and to Forest bathe....More

Thank TinyTX
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a beautiful awe inspiring walk through the miracle of nature. This bamboo grove was beautiful and despite the thousand other tourists it was peaceful and serene. I would not miss it

Thank ShahramG
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Used the JR ticket to reach the Arashiyama Station. Did not take the tram as it starts at 9am. Walk to the bamboo forest. Great view, then took a one way tram ride to the end. Either return via JR umahori or you can take...More

1  Thank Aloysius O
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went in the morning around 930am. The bamboo forest is so surreal. However, the place is full of tourist, too crowded. It didn't help that it was raining and umbrellas popping up all over. Advise to go earlier in the morning to avoid the crowd....More

Thank Kah Fa N
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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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taray83
What is the best way to get to Arashiyama from Kyoto Station? Bus or train? Thank you!
19 April 2017|
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Response from krstnbrd | Reviewed this property |
I would definitely go for train from kyoto station, it leaves from platforms 31 - 33 in the direction of "Sonobe". It takes max 17 minutes and is a very handy service. I didn't take the bus, but I heard by car it takes 1... More
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trickyPatrickY
How early can you walk through Arashiyama? I hear it's best to go in the morning to avoid crowds later in the day. Is that true? I'm thinking about checking out Arashiyama in the morning and then take the train over to Tokyo right after? How would I go about doing that? I read the Nozomi Shinkansen is the fastest train to get to Tokyo. How do I get to it from Arashiyama?
10 April 2017|
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Response from gcpradhan1 | Reviewed this property |
Well, if you don't really like crowded places then morning may be the best time for you to visit Arashiyama. It's being Ohanami or cherry blossom season here, so the place is more crowded than usually it is. But be careful... More
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Lili S
hi, i am interest to visit arashiyama bamboo grove and sagano romantic train. my question is, which is better, the first to do, is it sagano romantic train or arashiyama bamboo grove due to time of visit, (i do not interest to cruiser) i only have 3hours in arashiyama before head to fushimi inari. thank u so much 😊
21 March 2017|
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Response from Smelltheflower | Reviewed this property |
If you time it right do both. Take the JR train to Kameoka station, walk 5 minutes and change to the Torokko train at Kameoka. It will be a pleasant ride especially during Autumn and Spring time. Look out for a masked... More
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