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Bamboo Forest Street

Sagaogurayama Tabuchiyamacho, Ukyo-ku, Ukyo, Kyoto 616-8394, Kyoto Prefecture
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Sagaogurayama Tabuchiyamacho, Ukyo-ku, Ukyo, Kyoto 616-8394, Kyoto Prefecture
Western Kyoto
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The bambu path is ok. But you have to get there very early in the morning to have a chance to a good pic. Otherwise I wouldn’t go.

Thank Carlitos W
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A must-see in Kyoto, but go early in the morning! My husband and I also paid the fee to visit the Okochi-Sanso Villa and hike around the grounds. We felt it was worth it and gave us an extra activity after making the trip out...More

Thank JLaw2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

not too much to our liking. way too many people who all want to take a shot here. there are much better places around here.

Thank Aileene Z
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This forest is a little bit difficult to access as you need a 10-15minute walk from the metro or JR train stop. Although there is a station ending at the forest border, it does not connect to many downtown public transit lines. The visit can...More

Thank Léon o
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The iconic Arashiyama Bamboo Forest in Kyoto is one of the most beautiful and serene places we visited during our travels through Japan. One of our lasting memories of the trip is the two of us standing hand in hand gazing up at the towering...More

Thank solmaz_mehdizadeh
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It’s not as impressive as I expected, and definitely not as big as I expected. It’s a nice place to visit, especially when it’s hot, but I wouldn’t say it’s a must-see. The bamboo forest at the Fushimi Inari Shrine looked just as nice, and...More

Thank jolav12
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When the sunshine reflects on the bamboo grove, it was extremely beautiful and peaceful . Travelers must keep quiet to enjoy and feel this moment.

Thank Loksan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go early in the morning, before 8am, so you can get good pictures. It's small, but well-worth your time. It's in the Arashiyama area, which is amazingly beautiful too.

1  Thank ruizarlette
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok this is one of the places the guides tell you you must see in Kyoto. And i was looking forward to it. But the reality was not as good as the expectation. A shortish walk up a hill between some large bamboo. Thats it....More

Thank Rob B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are spending time in Kyoto, take the short train trip to Arashiyama to see the bamboo forest - it is an absolute must; an atmospheric oasis that seems a million miles from the hustle and bustle of central Kyoto. It is very hard...More

Thank colinsgal
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davidchien1988
15 April 2018|
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Response from Brandon R | Reviewed this property |
Actually I didn't see any official entrance so I might say that yes it's open everyday. By the other hand yes it's free, no ticket is required. Hope that helps!
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Sltieu
5 March 2018|
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Response from David F | Reviewed this property |
We went on the weekend, and got there at 10:00. The crowds are the best part. couples dress up in traditional clothing and it looks great. The bamboo forest is a real let down, I didnt think it was as good are many other... More
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Sltieu
1 March 2018|
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Response from hankwang | Reviewed this property |
I only saw the Ricksaw men toward the Bamboo Forest and within the bamboo forest too. I believe they are so many places of interests at this area, you need to spend at least half a day here. For the monkey part, I am not... More
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