Bamboo Forest Street, Ukyo

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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 Bamboo Forest in Kyoto is very worth seeing. I have often read during the travel preparation, it makes sense to rent a bike directly at the train station. No idea how to give this tip. Luckily, we didn't do it. The bamboo forest is really mini and of course a huge crowd-puller. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle, you can start by doing great hikes and explore the nature. The path through the bamboo forest is 20 minutes. Entrance fees must be paid for the tea house and the Tenryuji Temple with garden. Entrance and exit of the bamboo forest are surrounded by tourist facilities. Taxis and Rishka drivers are already waiting for guests. The panoramic train also starts directly at the exit. Anyone who thinks they can cycle through the bamboo path - far from it, that is forbidden. When we were there, there were far too many people on the way to Gioji Temple and around the Togetsukyo Bridge to cycle here. Shortly before the way to the Gioji Temple (before the lake on the left) starts a beautiful hiking trail. Here you can walk up to the summit and enjoy a spectacular view - sturdy footwear is mandatory.
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  • Nice walk through the tall bamboo. There was good with people but it didn't actually do that much.
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