Arashiyama’s Bamboo Grove is well known for it’s beautiful extensive bamboo gardens, with stalks stretching up to the sky and swaying gently in the wind.
As much as I tried, no photo I took could capture the bamboo forest the way I wanted it to! It was so much more beautiful in person, with wide walkways, geisha girls walking around, and endless bamboo as far as the eye could see.
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You can get to the Bamboo Grove directly from the main street of Arashiyama. It is located to the north of the entrance to Tenryu-ji Temple. You can either stroll along the pathways or rent a bicycle to enjoy the gardens.
Another option to see the grounds of the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove is to take a rickshaw ride from the young Japanese men through the bamboo forest and around the grounds of Arashiyama.
To get to the Bamboo Grove take the JR train to Saga-Arashiyama Station or the Hankyu Railway to Arashiyama Hankyu Station and follow the signs up to the groves.