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. With our custom trip planner, Kyoto attractions like Bamboo Forest Street can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The throngs of selfie taking tourists do detract from the actual main forest walk. In February there were loads of people, I can’t imagine high season. There are some short trails which lead to quiete...  more »
  • Think of the degree of Damyang in South Korea seems to be. Because of the somewhat remote location to visit Yen somewhat tricky. Bamboo forest around the end and break the air of green RESTful because it was able to get the feel. However, the time came to visit, please recommend me.
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  • The whole experience of arriving at the market street, and then finding the beautiful bamboo forest was amazing. A very beautiful place.  more »

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