Kyoto Arashiyama Bamboo Grove
Kyoto Arashiyama Bamboo Forest: Don't miss one of most popular tourist attractions in Kyoto!
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.
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.
The path is located between Tenryuji Temple and Okouchi Sanso Garden,which are also both popular tourist attractions.
Every December, Hanatoro festival is set in several locations in Arashiyama area including the bamboo groves and light-up for the bamboo is held during the festival.
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!
Access: 10 mins walk from JR Saga Arashiyama station
Hours: always open
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