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Sagano, Kyoto

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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.
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  • Its a great tourist area in general but this was my highlight. Loved walking through the 750 m bamboo grove and taking pictures. It can be crowded but I still think it is a must do and the green makes...  more »
  • Amazing feeling seeing bamboo in its glory growing freely and creating for beautiful pictures. The place is nice and quiet, only tourist noise from speaking around.  more »
  • I wouldn't make a special trip just to see this. it's pretty but hardly worth the walk just to stand in a bamboo grove. The attraction for us was the walk through the quiet picturesque Kyoto neighborh...  more »
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  • 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