Highlights and access methods of Arashiyama Bamboo Grove (Kyoto Prefecture)

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"The Bamboo Grove Path," located in Arashiyama, Kyoto, is a beautiful walkway, surrounded as its name suggests, by bamboo that grows so high it seems to cover the sky. This scenery, which symbolizes the beauty of Japan, attracts many tourists from both within the country and abroad. The path, enveloped by towering bamboo, lets you feel the tranquility and coolness, offering an opportunity to enjoy the seasonal atmosphere throughout the year.

In this article, we will explain the attractions of Arashiyama Bamboo Grove in Kyoto Prefecture and how to access it for those who are traveling to Japan from overseas.

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(Prefecture : Kyoto , Category : Nature and Scenic Spots)

Highlights of Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

The Bamboo Grove Path is one of the iconic tourist spots in Arashiyama, Kyoto. It's a roughly 400-meter trail that extends from the vicinity of Nonomiya Shrine, passes beside Tenryu-ji Temple, and leads to Okochi Sanso Garden.

The path is lined with towering bamboos, which are so tall that they seem to cover the sky. The light filtering through the bamboo grove creates a magical and charming atmosphere. Take a leisurely stroll through this green landscape. Many tourists take photos here, and you might be able to capture more atmospheric shots if you rent a kimono for your walk.

There are also many other tourist attractions near the Bamboo Grove Path. Be sure to stop by and check them out.

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Address and access method of Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

The address of the bamboo grove is "Sagatenryu-ji Susukinobaba-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto". The nearest station is Keifuku train Arashiyama station. It's about a 10 minute walk from the station. Or JR Sanin Main Line Saga-Arashiyama Station. It takes about 13 minutes on foot from the station.

Attractions near Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

Several notable attractions are located near Arashiyama Bamboo Grove.

Tenryu-ji Temple
Known for its stunning landscape garden, the Tenryu-ji Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The garden, centered around a pond, boasts beautiful views in every season and showcases traditional Japanese gardening techniques.

Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama
This park, located on Mt. Arashiyama, is home to a troop of over 120 Japanese macaque monkeys. Visitors can observe the monkeys in their natural habitat and enjoy panoramic views of Kyoto.

Togetsukyo Bridge
Known as the "Moon Crossing Bridge," this iconic landmark offers breathtaking views of the Hozu River and the surrounding mountains. It's particularly beautiful during the cherry blossom season and the autumn foliage period.

Sagano Scenic Railway
This sightseeing train ride provides a picturesque journey along the Hozu River, offering fantastic views of the lush Arashiyama mountainside, particularly stunning during cherry blossom and fall color seasons.

Other information about Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

Official site about Arashiyama Bamboo Grove :


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( Written by Tatsuo Ikura )