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Bamboo Forest Street

Sagaogurayama Tabuchiyamacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8394, Kyoto Prefecture
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“bamboo forest” (380 reviews)
“nice walk” (38 reviews)
Sagaogurayama Tabuchiyamacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8394, Kyoto Prefecture
Western Kyoto
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Reviewed yesterday

It was a lovely spot to walk along, bamboo on either side is a real treat. I felt transported to some far off forest. You can get some great photos here too.

Thank ultravioletmoon
Reviewed 3 days ago

After taking the train looking down the Rive rvery refreshing walk in shadow. Some small stores using the bamboo are very intersting to look at. Maybe UCHIWA to cool down yourself .

Thank kayoko t
Reviewed 3 days ago

Imagine birds chirping while strolling through this serene forest! It gives you a sense of calmness however do expect a large of tourists from time to time.

Thank Weis2807
Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the places to visit for nature enthusiasts. In Malaysia, we have bamboo trees but do not live on a single stick in the bamboo forest (more to in bunch and crowded). In this forest they make dry bamboo shoots as natural fences and...More

Thank NadiraLatif
Reviewed 4 days ago

In my opinion this site is slightly over-rated.Basically the walking trail has rows of bamboo planted on both sides, nonetheless still a pleasant morning walk. Took a train from Kyoto to Saga-Arashiyama station (rickshaw pullers are available for hire here) via afore-mentioned JR line. Easy...More

Thank YipKeith
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wonderful place to visit, beautiful but a little eerie too. Set in a village just outside Kyoto but easy to get to by train or car a real contrast to the city. Walk through the Bamboo forest, nice and cool in the shade, spectacular the...More

Thank Martin G
Reviewed 6 days ago

Not as good as I though it was going to be. Lovely to walk around. Took train from Kyoto station to Arishiyama 15 minutes and the shops are a nice browse through. Also the monkey park is a must see whilst there. We came as...More

Thank Shelley M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I had only seen pictures of the bamboo forest on instagram before visiting it in person. Not only are the pictures Insta worthy , they don't do enough justice to this breathtaking beauty.

Thank kapur2
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The walk amongst the bamboo is rather lovely. It was a nice cool place to be on a very hot and humid day. We entered the walk through the north gate of the temple gardens. This was a good way to go. Plenty of people...More

Thank Weetbix7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has been our third visit in the Arashiyama area where the bamboo path is located. This time we stayed at the Suiran, a few minutes walking distance away, which meant we could go for a stroll outside of "tourist hours". This is highly recommended...More

1  Thank Veslemøy H
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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19 April 2017|
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Response from AysuK | Reviewed this property |
You take the JR San-In Line and get off at the Saga-Arashiyama station. I believe it's 6 stops. Once you get off, it's about a 15 minute walk. There are signs outside of the station that you can follow.
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14 April 2017|
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Response from eventidephoenix | Reviewed this property |
If cars can go through, I'm sure you can cycle through :)
11 January 2017|
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Response from lolgillygirl | Reviewed this property |
It runs about 60 USD. However it was well worth the price. Most of the rickshaw folks speak English, ask before hiring if they do, they do give an interesting commentary. Hubby paid for it as a treat for me and he ended... More