The photos don’t do this justice at all. We walked through the bamboo forest and it was beautiful, of course we had crowds but if u walk towards the end part there are good spots for photos.
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The bridges, the river, the mountains, the streets, the bamboo forest, it's all terrific. This is more what I wanted in contrast to the modern buildings of downtown Kyoto. This had a true old school feeling all around and, even on a rainy day, the...More
We took the train to the bamboo forest. You follow the crowds, cross the river over a lovely bridge. The walk through the bamboo forest is magical, even with the crowds. But we couldn't find any crouching tigers and the dragons remained hidden. But then...More
Arashiyama is about 40 minutes away from kyoto. The subway ride was uneventful. We took a cute tram from the last subway exit to Arashiyama and that was neat. I like this place because it is so peaceful and there are many things to do...More
We went to Arashiyama for the bamboo forest which was amazing but unfortunately like many locations in Kyoto was overrun with tourists.
We visited this location after having visited the fushimi shrine (1000 red gates) in the morning. This place is amazing the weather was pleasant but we had limited time- in hindsight I would have booked a hotel and stayed a night to fully enjoy everything...More
This was one of the high lights of our trip although it was packed due to it being a public holiday , dont forget to walk down the road and visit the monkeys
Beautiful peaceful place ! Well worth a visit. I got a bit lost once i was out of the bamboo forest and in an area where there were signs telling me not to look monkeys in the eye... but hey thats the fun of traveling....More