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Arashiyama, Kyoto

#2 of 7 in Neighborhoods in Kyoto
Must see · Neighborhood · Scenic Walking Area
For centuries a source of respite and escape, Arashiyama offers a glimpse of natural beauty outside of Kyoto. The district has a variety of outdoor activities: visit the Japanese macaques in the monkey park, or take a rowboat out onto the lake. Don't miss the bamboo grove, a gentle uphill trail through densely packed stalks, ending at a historic imperial villa and its surrounding landscaped gardens. To find out how to plan a trip to Kyoto, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • The walking is so worth it you are able to experience walking in the bamboo forest and then we ride Rickshaw The place is very clean though it’s there a lot of people there but the atmosphere is...  more »
  • With huge bamboo plants towering along the path either side of the path the experience is just unique. Yes very touristy and crowded but I felt worth the day's trip. Visited Oct2018. If time permits....  more »
  • This is one of my best tour ever, Since i love nature. The place is cool , I was amazed by the gardens... Bamboo forest, really beautiful. The swing of the bamboos are so relaxing to the ear...
  • Very popular tourist place on the outskirts of Kyoto but well worth a visit. Try going during fall when you can see autumn leave cookouts rivaling that of Vermont. I loved the traditional kimonos that so many visitors wore.

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