The bamboo grove of Arashiyama 嵐山竹林

  • Published on : 12/08/2019
  • by : Antoine Legastelois / J.R.
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Walk among giant bamboos in Arashiyama

The Arashiyama bamboo grove, also known as the Sagano bamboo grove (sagano chikurin), is located west of Kyoto. Particularly photogenic, the town reeks of authenticity and history, offering visitors a unique and unforgettable experience.

 

The bamboos there are truly immense, and their tops reach several tens of meters high. This intensely green, very dense forest lets a few rays of sun filter through in good weather. The atmosphere is unique, relaxing, and almost magical. When the wind blows, you can hear the familiar rustling and squeaking of the stems bending in the breeze. 

It is not possible to get lost in this bamboo grove as visitors are guided on the paved pathway. The path can be quite crowded with visitors during the days thus for those who prefer less crowd, we recommend you make your visit early in the day before the rush of tourists and visitors. 

Bambouseraie arashiyama

Bambouseraie d'Arashiyama

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Bambouseraie arashiyama

Les chemins de la bambouseraie

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Bambouseraie arashiyama

La bambouseraie

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What to do around the Arashiyama bamboo grove?

A visit to the Tenryu-ji temple and its splendid gardens is of course recommended.

After a stroll through the bamboo grove, Kameyama Park is very close: cross it to reach the banks of the Katsura River, equally a nice walk, especially during the koyo (change of season).

From the bamboo grove, you will also have direct access to the Sagano Romantic Train, a very pleasant route of which allows you to admire the valley.

In Arashiyama, do not miss the Iwatayama Monkey Park (saruyama), hosting dozens of monkeys in their natural environment. Here, you are the one caged as you climb the trail leading to the summit in approximately 20-30minutes depending on your pace. Welcome to the land of Monkeys!

 

Sagano Love train

Vue depuis le Sagano Love Train

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Address, timetable & access

  • Address

  • Phone

    +81(0)75881 1235 (Tenryuji)
  • Timetable

    Ten min walk from Arashiyama station (Randen Line), two minutes walk from Torokko Arashiyama station (Sagano line), 15 min walk from Saga Arashiyama station (San-in line). Take the bus lines 11, 28 and 93, from Kyoto.
  • Price

    Free admission and free access
  • Access

    Open 24 hr

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