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Arashiyama Bamboo Forest Kyoto

Japan Winter 2024

Kyoto | Japan

28 Feb 2024 | Wed

Day 09 of 17

  • Otagi Nenbutsuji Temple Arashiyama Kyoto
  • Walk to Adashino Nenbutsuji Temple
  • Adashino Nenbutsuji Temple and Bamboo Forest Arashiyama Kyoto
  • Walk to Jōjakkōji Temple Arashiyama Kyoto
  • Jōjakkōji Temple Arashiyama Kyoto
  • Walk to Okochi Sanso Garden Arashiyama Kyoto
  • Okochi Sanso Garden Arashiyama Kyoto
  • Arashiyama Bamboo Forest Kyoto
  • Walk to Nonomiya Shrine
  • Nonomiya Shrine Arashiyama Kyoto
  • Walk Nagatsuji-dori Street at Arashiyama Village Kyoto
  • Togetsukyo Bridge Arashiyama Kyoto
  • Train Back to Hotel

Arashiyama Bamboo Forest Kyoto

After a delightful visit to Okochi Sanso Garden, we crossed over to the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest in Kyoto. This place is famous for its tall bamboo stalks that reach up to the sky, forming a tunnel-like pathway for visitors to stroll through. As we walked, the wind swayed the stalks and rustled the leaves above, creating a soothing sound. Even on a sunny day, the bamboo forest filters much of the bright light, casting the surroundings in a softer, more ethereal glow. It felt like stepping into another world.

West Side Entrance into Arashiyama Bamboo Forest Kyoto

However, while the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest is one of the most popular places to visit in Kyoto, we felt it might be a bit overhyped compared to the other wonderful places in the area. It’s a unique experience, but there’s so much more to explore in Kyoto. So, if you’re planning a visit, make sure to check out other attractions as well!

Natural Tunnel of Arashiyama Bamboo Forest Kyoto

Bamboo Forest, Arashiyama Bamboo Grove or Sagano Bamboo Forest, is a natural forest of bamboo in Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. The forest consists mostly of mōsō bamboo (Phyllostachys edulis) and has several pathways for tourists and visitors. The Ministry of the Environment considers it a part of the soundscape of Japan.

– Arashiyama Bamboo Forest Kyoto > Wikipedia

Map | Arashiyama Bamboo Forest Kyoto

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