Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Japan  /  Kinki  /  Kyoto Prefecture  /  Kyoto  /  Sightseeing  /  Sagano

Sagano, Kyoto

4.2
#24 of 347 in Historic Sites in Kyoto
Lookout Historic Site
The well established and otherworldly bamboo grove of Sagano conjures images of myth and legend, towering high above your head and splintering the sunlight. Along with the mesmerizing grove (also voted one of the 100 best soundscapes in the world), you'll find picturesque temple buildings to explore, reputedly aiding worshippers in fertility. Explore on foot, by bike, or by rickshaw, or step on board the celebrated scenic train ride--and don't forget your camera for the very photogenic atmosphere. The attraction can get busy, however, so consider arriving early to get a full experience. Work out when and for how long to visit Sagano and other Kyoto attractions using our handy Kyoto vacation builder.
Create an itinerary including Sagano
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
632 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • Huge crowds are. Nice Japanese 6 percent and 4 percent of foreigners. Guests can enjoy a tranquil bamboo bamboo are amazing people who are off-limits places, because there just look, have no place.
    View original
  • Kyoto is hot and cold, but is one of the favorite places personally. And I think you can enjoy the flow of time, but still fairly secluded, this place is different from heart be filled with the outpouring of the people.
    View original
  • Worth a visit, the bamboo forest is so nice, downside is there are plenty of other people admiring the same thing. Not really relaxing experience. So would recommend visiting early in the morning, or ...  more »
Google
  • Hike up for a few mins and you'll find a small quiet park and excellent viewing point of the gorge below.Great place to get away from the crowds and enjoy the natural scenery of Arashiyama in any season. This is a more scenic route to the bamboo forest and scenic train
  • A lot to see in term of nature, shrine garden and shopping thru out the 4 seasons. Even many spots are crowded with tourists like myself but we were still able to find quiet oasis and enjoyed the area. Very beautiful place doesn't matter when we were there.
  • Quiet, away from the tourist crowd. Just a couple of local elderly chit chatting away~~~
  • Best part of Arashiyama if you want a splendid view of japan's colors of autumn.
  • Beautiful view point

Plan your trip to Kyoto

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Kyoto

Kyoto spoils visitors for choice when it comes to good accommodations, offering everything from traditional ryokans to luxury Western-style hotels. In a city used to receiving foreign travelers, you'll find that most establishments know exactly what to offer tourists and how to help newcomers to the area. To avoid paying premium prices during the cherry blossom season, consider staying in Osaka, located just a 30-minute train ride away. If you must stay in Kyoto itself, keep in mind that centrally located hotels charge more than those in the outer neighborhoods.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Kyoto by other users

3 days in Kyoto BY A USER FROM BELGIUM October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in China, Philippines & Japan BY A USER FROM GERMANY November, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Japan BY A USER FROM INDIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in China, Japan & Philippines BY A USER FROM GERMANY November, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 14 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Kyoto BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Japan BY A USER FROM INDONESIA October, kids, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: October, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Japan BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Kyoto & Tokyo BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, culture, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Kyoto BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, culture, relaxing, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans