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Arashiyama, Kyoto

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#5 of 1,415 in Things to do in Kyoto
For centuries a source of respite and escape, Arashiyama offers a glimpse of natural beauty outside of Kyoto. The district has a variety of outdoor activities: visit the Japanese macaques in the monkey park, or take a rowboat out onto the lake. Don't miss the bamboo grove, a gentle uphill trail through densely packed stalks, ending at a historic imperial villa and its surrounding landscaped gardens. To find out how to plan a trip to Kyoto, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • I think it worth visiting that place in autumn or spring. I went there in the beginning of February and i was really disappointed, especially with bamboo groove. I just wasted time to get there. Bambo...  more »
  • Beautiful autumn red and yellow leaves and arashiyama lake! Autumn is best season to visit. Bamboo forest was crowded, so better visit early in the morning, between 6-7am  more »
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  • This was easily one of my favorite place to visit in Japan. It was crowded and full of tourists and there’s only a narrow path to follow around the beautiful garden and to a bamboo forest. What a magical and well kept place.
  • Visiting the Arashiyama bamboo Groves was one of the highlights of our Kyoto trip. The older bamboo area outside the neighboring temple is simply stunning. Incredibly beautiful. I've never seen anything like it before. Definitely worth visiting if you're in Kyoto.
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