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Bamboo Forest Street

Open Now: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sagaogurayama Tabuchiyamacho, Ukyo-ku, Ukyo, Kyoto 616-8394, Kyoto Prefecture
Western Kyoto
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have planned the visit in the Bamboo Park as a one of the "must see" places in Kyoto. It was fantastic. Unfortunately very crowded. The walk took us appts. 30-40 minutes.This place is friendly for families with small child with stroller. The JR makes...More

Thank Dawid K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite the place being crowded, the view was fantastic. Definitely serene and impressive experience. One of my favourite locations! We enjoyed our day there very much because it is a very unique experience. We took the Sagano Romantic Train and Hozugawa River Boat Ride to...More

Thank celestayk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You take a train outside Kyoto. Nice village, shops and park. The cherry blossoms were blooming. Really pretty. Walking though the bamboo forest was the best.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very crowded but if you are visiting just wait for the right time and you can get a photo without people photo bombing it. Only around 100 meters long but it is beautiful place to visit and a great opportunity to get out of the...More

Thank Darren S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Short walk in the shade among green bamboo trees which you can smell when you enter. It is busy so getting a photo is an issue. It’s small so won’t take long to do and it’s easy,

Thank Figs_Olives
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bamboo forest or grove is a ten minute walk from the Saga-Arashiyama JR station. It is a nice shaded pathway of extremely tall bamboo tree providing marvelous shade on a scorching August day. Lots of good photo opportunities, however you may end up with other...More

Thank ptyduke
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although I expected it to be much bigger, the whole experience is a 20 min job (time for pics included!). Nevertheless a must!

Thank yoyo974
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

If you are in the area I guess the opportunity to see this forest needs to be taken. It will not make you over excited and it will surely be very crowded

Thank Paolo P
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

There nothing compared to the nature. When you come to Japsn znd visit various cities it is relaxing to have a break and enjoy thd bamboo forest

Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

The bamboo grove path is a very nice short walk experiencing the large bamboo on either side of the walkway. Don’t take photos too soon as what you might think is the path is really just another walkway up to the path. Be patient and...More

Thank Wayne N
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Western Kyoto
Western Kyoto is home to some of the city's best
eccentricities. Kyoto's Saga-Toriimoto Preserved
Street takes visitors back in time to the Meiji
Period, where old homes have been transformed into tea
houses and eateries. Pleasure boats drift down the
riverbank, under wooden bridges that beckon nature
lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The
area's famously tall bamboo groves, monkey park, and
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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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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
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