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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” (434 reviews)
“monkey park” (279 reviews)
“tenryuji temple” (140 reviews)
Togetsukyo, Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8383, Kyoto Prefecture
Western Kyoto
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Reviewed yesterday

Arashiyama is perhaps the 2nd most famous spot in Kyoto after Fushimi-Inari. The district is filled with temples and shrines but really, we all know why we are here. Densely packed bamboo trees that shoot up into the sky, the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest. I’m really...More

Thank JuiTeoh
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The bamboo trees are beautiful, popular among tourist. There is a huge crowd when I visited the place as it is the sakura season. Go during low peak season if you are going to take scenic photographs.

Thank andrewtanjr
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Thank nevillefulunc
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank Yanni V
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Ha P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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

Thank elim135
Reviewed 5 days ago

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.

Thank Janet C
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank Chepe L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent and thanks to our patience and thoughtful rickshaw rider Keitaro San without him the night tour will be terrible as it is raining in the evening.

Thank Angie C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank lizbythesea2017
Western Kyoto
Western Kyoto is home to some of the city's best
eccentricities. Kyoto's Saga-Toriimoto Preserved
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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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.
7 October 2017|
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Response from Carles M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I do not know the time table and I cannot help you
7 October 2017|
Response from Nicolas E | Reviewed this property |
From where will you be coming from with the boat? You can join the place from kyoto by train.