I saw this in Lonely Planet's top 500 and having the chance to visit it, I happily went. It's an amazing opportunity, getting "lost" but not in this gorgeous, sun lit path of bamboos, but in your own thoughts. Beautiful.
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This place is often highly recommended to visitors. The bamboo forest was pretty nice, though not as big as I thought it would be. After visiting the forest, the small shops in the area are nice to go check out - and if the weather...More
We opted for a train ride which passes through the forest and goes on a very scenic route. The walk into the Bamboo Forest was about 40 minutes round trip with the weather today, we would have been hot then soaking wet and hot. The...More
Came here on a very hot and humid day. There were hundreds of others also doing the same things we did. So easy to find your way around. Just follow the crowds. The bamboo grove is rather lovely. Nice and cool to walk through. We...More
Togetsukyo bridge and the river was beautiful. Our main aim was to find the bamboo forest. Not sure if we had taken a longer route, but it was quite a long walk from the bridge to the bamboo forest. The pictures online look prettier than...More
Loved this area! Enjoyed the bamboo forest. Took the little train ride which is advertised as 'romantic'. It is full of young families and tourists..don't worry! 😂 Fun little ride and the the 1 and a half boat ride on 'small rapids' was hilarious. It...More
I'm not sure at all why this place is so highly regarded by Japan tour books. It was the most overrated place we visited during our recent two-week trip to Japan--small, crowded, and overflowing with selfie-taking tourists. It is maybe worth walking through if you...More
As a foreign tourist it's a bit hard to understand why this place os so popular. Went with bicycles from the city center. Ok ride, about 7 km. Best route is along the river. Most of the people come by train. The bamboo forest is...More
The bamboo forest is just gorgeous and a nice respite from the heat. Don't stop there...take a walk up into the surrounding hills to see the movie stars mansion and the view up to the monastery. You won't be disappointed.