Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

Trail and Forest
右京区, 京都市
  • Naeem I.
    "Unfortunately, incredibly crowded with tourists on weekends."(15 Tips)
    "Beautiful and peaceful."(6 Tips)
    Edwin S.
    "main buildings of the temple and passing through the garden"(5 Tips)
    Naina G.
    "Wonderful place, greenery, fresh air.😘😘😊"(2 Tips)
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  • Teresa W.
    Teresa WOctober 27, 2015
    magical bamboo forest is worth the visit. but come before 8 to beat the crowd.
  • ブルーノ
    ブルーノJanuary 23, 2015
    Beautiful place if you need a break from Kyoto temples. Come early as it can get very crowded. The visit won't take too long so later you can head to Arashimaya town and have a nice lunch there.
  • Julian B.
    Julian BergueiroJanuary 28, 2016
    Deception... I expected more...
  • Ariane R.
    Ariane RinehartAugust 24, 2016
    Lovely walk, nice and shadey. Beautiful to be surrounded by all of the bamboo.
  • Piccy
    PiccyFebruary 16
    at the entrance, along the main road, there is a stall selling azuki mochi on sticks. do not miss this out. the azuki is the best that i have ever tasted. not too sweet.
  • Ruby 🚲 G.
    Ruby 🚲 GalanidaNovember 29, 2016
    Bike from downtown 10km one way at sunrise to avoid the crowds.
  • Joel G.
    Joel GoldmanOctober 8, 2016
    Get there early (like 8AM) if you don't want a crowd.
  • Dee G.
    Dee GrayJune 7, 2016
    Bamboo shoots are CRAZY FLUFFY.I am blown away.
  • Chris L.
    Chris Lee2 weeks ago
    Came here on the right timing at 5pm, cooling yet wonderful temperature to have a walk and is IG worthy shot. Only thing is too many mosquito...
  • Shirps
    ShirpsMarch 24, 2016
    You can do the bamboo forest pretty quickly but go early if you want a photo without the crowds. The town around it is charming with lots of lovely shops.
  • Dave H.
    Dave HertogJanuary 14, 2016
    Worth a stop on your way to the monkeys.
  • Caroline D.
    Caroline DengJuly 8, 2015
    Once you go past the main garden and temple, you will arrive at the Bamboo Grove. It gets very crowded, but once you get past the main route the crowd lessens.
  • Naina G.
    Naina GangaAugust 3, 2016
    Wonderful place, greenery, fresh air.😘😘😊
  • Juan D.
    Juan DiezApril 2, 2016
    If you want nice pictures, arrive early. Otherwise, expect the crowds.
  • Jenny C.
    Jenny CuiDecember 24, 2016
    There are certain good spots to take photos, but it's a very underwhelming attraction, unfortunately.
  • SDG
    SDGNovember 12, 2016
    Fresh air but mini-bamboo forest. Too touristy.
  • myFaveThings 7.
    myFaveThings 77April 28, 2016
    Make sure you bring a flashlight & a map if you prefer to roam a bigger part if the Bamboo Grove. 🔦 Talk with your tour group on where to meet after since there are several entry points.
    Upvoted Mar 25
  • etta y.
    etta yOctober 6, 2014
    Beautiful but best to build into a larger itinerary of the Arashiyama area. It's literally just a short, crowded path through a not-so-big grove so it's not a destination on its own.
  • Vivian L.
    Vivian LeDecember 5, 2014
    Nice place to walk around but can get very crowded. I liked walking around the street nearby because there are a lot of shops and restaurants
  • Wan C.
    Wan ChenDecember 20, 2012
    Go on hanataro when they light them at night, for an other experience
  • Bommy C.
    Bommy Cha3 weeks ago
    Beautiful! If only it wasn't so crowded with tourists...
  • Simone M.
    Simone MirukuNovember 12, 2015
    Beautiful but not a destination on its own as it takes a short time. There are a lot of things to do around, so plan them together.
  • Peter T.
    Peter ToSeptember 9, 2015
    If you don't see anyone walking with you, you're going the wrong way!
  • Ty S.
    Ty SmithApril 12, 2016
    Beautiful but very very crowded.
  • Colin L.
    Colin Lee1 week ago
    We went through the tenryuji garden (500 yen admission) but it's a seamless transition into the bamboo grove
  • Reem
    ReemSeptember 6, 2015
    The nature is stunning, bamboo forests surround you😍 It was amazing.
    Upvoted Apr 5
  • Nikita K.
    Nikita KorotaevJanuary 18, 2015
    Bamboo in snow. Worth a walk. Get shoes that can survive that.
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MarlowAugust 11, 2016
    Beautiful bamboo forest in the Arashiyama district of Kyoto. The entire area is beautiful and worth a visit. Take the JR to Saga-Arashiyama Station, then walk a short 5-10 minutes over.
  • Raphael C.
    Raphael ChanDecember 31, 2015
    Nice place to walk around.
  • Justin P.
    Do it for the gram if you're in the area but don't go out of your way.
  • Souri S.
    Souri SoOctober 22, 2016
    Love the mood there, if you have time go see the monkeys next door
  • Kevin E.
    Kevin ErguizaApril 5, 2016
    There's an ice cream shop before you enter. Make sure to try their roasted tea flavor!
  • Aristotelis R.
    Aristotelis RMarch 29, 2016
    Worth the trip!
  • Marlies
    MarliesApril 11
    Very crowded, even on a rainy thuesday. But also very pretty!
  • Idioot
    IdiootNovember 19, 2015
    So crowded!!!
  • Atef C.
    Atef ChaudhuryFebruary 17
    Unmissable. Excellent for photos.
  • IrmaZandl T.
    Overrated. A bit of a tourist hustle with rickshaws and the like.
  • Art H.
    Art HJMay 21, 2012
    heard the bamboo forest in damyang, julla province in korea is better
  • Steph S.
    Steph ShyuDecember 17, 2013
    For 2 weeks in December, illuminated magnificence.
  • Erick
    ErickJuly 27, 2015
    In love of this place
  • Neil C.
    Neil CartyApril 18, 2015
    A must visit. Get here early to get your Zen on.
  • Ricardo L.
    Ricardo LageNovember 21, 2014
    Looks like never land... Simply amazing!!! Must visit .
  • Jordi L.
    Jordi LlobetSeptember 26, 2015
    Very nice walk. I recommend the "love train" through the mountains. Also, easy walk to the monkeys from that point.
  • Jeff F.
    Jeff ForbesOctober 11, 2015
    Ok. Like Fushimi-Inari you're gonna want to get up really early so you can enjoy it before the buses show up. Maybe .5 mi long, but totally worth it!
  • Karolina 🦄
    Karolina 🦄April 17, 2016
    If you get there and it's raining, consider getting a ricksha.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonJuly 22, 2015
    Some have said that stepping into this forest is like stepping into another world. It is one of the most beautiful & photographed places in Kyoto, despite only having one main path through the grove.
  • Mauro O.
    Nice, walking between bambú forest. Down to the river!!
  • Jeanette Y.
    Jeanette YuenApril 5, 2015
    Absolutely magical - a must see in Kyoto. It's a bit far out, about a 30 min train ride on the JR to Arashiyama, but well worth it. There are also some great little shops & restaurants in Arashiyama.
  • Edwin S.
    Edwin ShaoDecember 18, 2013
    After seeing the main buildings of the temple and passing through the garden you will come to the northern gate of the complex and enter Arashiyama's famous bamboo forest. Read more
  • Victoria G.
    Victoria GonzalezMarch 2, 2015
    Beautiful! A must see!
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