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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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Basicaly a bamboo forest used for commercial purposes but open to the public

Full of other tourists but unusual enough in a city to see a large expanse of bamboo. There's a "timber" merchants nearby so you understand they cut the bamboo and sell it for... read more

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Sue M
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Go early otherwise it will be busy and packed. It was very pretty and tranquil. It was amazing to see how tall the bamboo really was and allowed some amazing photos for our trip.

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We were at Arashiyama Bamboo Forest twice. The first time was when we had our Food Walking Tour of Arashiyama and Sagano. We were at the Bamboo Grove at 1pm, so there were lots of people. It was still beautiful. The second time we went is when we stayed at Arashiyama Benkei Ryokan and had a Rickshaw Tour. Our Rickshaw... More 

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Full of other tourists but unusual enough in a city to see a large expanse of bamboo. There's a "timber" merchants nearby so you understand they cut the bamboo and sell it for building materials

Thank Sue M
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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amazing street. go early in the day to enjoy it. Also dont take cycle as street is too narrow and will be crowded so will just walk with cycle in your hands

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Istanbul Province, Turkey
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What a lovely place!! There is no other exemple of japanese ambiance similar to that place.Unforgettable experience with a nice mood.Must see place in Kyoto visit.

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Was at the bamboo forest but there were so many people and tourist. You could not take a good picture without seeing other people in them. The lighting is dim due to the dense bamboo tress and you would need flash in order to have a good picture. I would suggest going early in the morning else you will meet... More 

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a great place to go to. provides lots of photography opportunities.. However, it might be a bit crowded especially during the peak seasons.

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We went around with a rickshaw while we were visiting this part of Kyoto. It's a dense bamboo forest, man made, which as everything in Japan is immaculately kept. I would say it's worth a visit simply because of the height of the bamboo and the play of light and wher are going to find another one.

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We had a nice walk from the monkey park to here. It was a great experience to walk and be surrounded by the tall bamboo. It was very crowded, but I was able to take nice photos by looking up and shooting at that angle.

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Summer..Kyoto!! HOT! you have to go there only to escape from the city and you will be suddenly plugged into the nature. A lovely walk..

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