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Arashiyama, Kyoto

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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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  • Another highlight of Kyoto - the bamboo grove of Arashiyama. It is not a natural forest, but a forest where bamboo is farmed. Still a great place to visit. The tall bamboo trees transport you to a magical place. Try to be as early as possible to beat the crowds, trying to get the perfect photograph.
  • Beautiful place! A free walk along this path surrounded by those huge bamboo canes. Very nice also the neighborhood where you can visit other interesting temples, shops and Japanese restaurant! A must see place to get a profile picture!
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