Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Kyoto

3.6
#6 of 21 in Nature in Kyoto
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  • It's lovely, but it's really hard to get the perfect photo because of the hordes of people wanting one as well. It would have been easier if there was like a line so people can get a photo and have...  more »
  • I wouldn't bother. The path is very short and there are lots of people. The bamboo looks ok but not as good as in the pictures. Not much else to do here other than eat and drink at tourist prices.  more »
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  • Great place to escape from city buildings. Amazing scenery and great for pictures. A lot can be seen here since it has some historical places nearby and an old train station. The only downside is it is crowded. Come early morning if you want to take a great picture here and to avoid crowd.
  • A must see. I've been here twice. There's not much of a night life and everything dies down in the evening. The Suiran Luxury hotel (5 stars) is amazing. Amazing staff (some even speak English). Amazing food. And Amazing view in the fall. The bamboo forest is best seen in the early morning when there are fewest people around. A great place for special occasions if planned right. Consider renting a kimono and getting a rickshaw tour around the forest and back again (walking in kimonos can be tiresome). It can get quite packed with tourists. Some people take wedding photos here. Some propose here ;)
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