Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Ukyo

3.5
#7 of 21 in Nature in Kyoto
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  • The bamboo forest was very cooling and relaxing. It was very crowded here. If you want to take nice pictures, you have to wait and let the crowd past.  more »
  • Either u go really early, or you don't go at all. So many tourists at certain scenic or photo worthy spots, other areas are slightly better for walking. But otherwise the bamboos look the same after 5...  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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