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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$199 BOOK WITH VIATOR Arashiyama Bamboo Grove Day Trip from Kyoto with a Local: Private & Personalized
Duration: 6 hours
$279 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private 1 Day Kyoto Tour Including Arashiyama Bamboo Grove and Golden Pavillion
Duration: 8 hours
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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