Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan

Awesome Tall and Straight Bamboo forest that tower into the sky. You can spend hours in this place wondering around in these majestic trees. When we first seen the photos of this area we always wanted to go there and glad we done this as well. Walking through the exceptionally tall and linear bamboos can have an out of the world feel. Must see spot if you are in Kyoto and Kyoto is must see if you are in Japan.

Arashiyama is a district on the western outskirts of Kyoto, Japan. Arashiyama is a nationally designated Historic Site and Place of Scenic Beauty. It is the second-most important sightseeing district in Kyoto. It’s filled with temples and shrines, but the star attraction is the famed Arashiyama Bamboo Grove.

Arashiyama is in the far west of Kyoto, tucked along the base of the Arashiyama Mountains (meaning “Storm Mountains”). It’s a fair distance from the centre of Kyoto: you’re generally looking at about a 30-minute trip. Still, it’s worth it for the number of great sights here.

The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove is one of Kyoto’s top sights and for good reason: standing amid these soaring stalks of bamboo is like being in another world. The bamboo forest is located in a side lane on the left as you walk up from the bridge towards the town. The signs are quite clear. The walk in the forest is very pleasant, refreshing and different as it is just straight tall bamboo trees in the entire area.

Along the main Arashiyama street, there are a lot of restaurants and shops selling many interesting things and it can get really busy and crowded on weekends.

This is one of those areas as well which we TOTALLY loved and enjoyed visiting.

 

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