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Bamboo Forest Street, Kyoto

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Discover one of the most photographed attractions in Kyoto at Bamboo Forest Street. This natural bamboo grove proves that old saying "a picture is worth a thousand words" and attracts throngs of amateur and professional shutterbugs. Take a guided tour of the grounds or simply follow the walkway uphill to a villa built in the traditional style, where you can grab a snack and a hot cup of tea. To visit Bamboo Forest Street and get the most from your holiday in Kyoto, create itinerary details personal to you using our Kyoto trip itinerary planner.
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  • There is a nice walking trail if you get there early before it becomes overcrowded. The bamboo is huge...you have to see it in person  more »
  • Cherry Blossom time and bumped and really crowded! Good for sure, but the Yamanote Line during rush hour! And Chinese tourists in droves, visited had a sense of hustle and bustle. Is the one coming during the vacant time, Sagano and want to go too, or not?
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  • Probably not as good as it used to be. There are too many tourists, making the place crowded and loud. It's nearly impossible to take a proper photo. Or even just enjoy it. Not worth the time during p...  more »
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  • Cute little purple train that takes you to the Bamboo Forest. There are a lot of temples and shrines near the bamboo forest so you get to experience all kinds of Kyoto in one place. Highly recommended, especially if you want to get a snap of the bamboo forest to upload on Instagram!
  • Disappointing it's not a real forest, more like a short Bamboo trail. There are many other real bamboo forests within Japan or other parts of North Asia worth visiting, this ain't one of them. At times difficult to get a good picture given the crowds - this is a case of the pictures looking better than the experience.
  • Good place for walk around and take enjoy a break but very crowded with tourist. There are may stores, and restaurants.
  • Stunning, can't miss, totally unique, of course! But also very small, and very very crowded. Make sure to visit the UNESCO world heritage site next to it, though!!
  • Very beautiful yet very crowded place. Still worth to come tho.