Kyoto Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

Kyoto Arashiyama Bamboo Forest: Don't miss one of most popular tourist attractions in Kyoto!

One of most popular spots to visit in Kyoto, Bamboo Grove (Chikurin no Michi) is located in Arashiyama-Sagano area, the beautiful outskirt of Kyoto city.

The Bamboo Grove (Chikurin no Michi “竹林の道”) is one of the most popular tourist sites in Kyoto along with Fushimi Inari Shrine and Kinkakuji Temple. It’s one of the most recognisable scenic views in Japan.

The path is located between Tenryuji Temple and Okochi Sanso Garden,which are also both popular tourist attractions. Most of bamboos in this forest is 5 to 10 m high though some of them reach up to 20 m. The grove has approx 200 m long walking path cut through the forest where visitors can enjoy a pleasant walk.

As the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove is a top attraction of Arashiyama area, the path is pretty crowded particularly on weekends. It’s highly recommended to visit there early morning, specially if you wish to take a great photo without crowds!

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