Arashiyama Bamboo Forest 🎋

📍 Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto had two of the most famous sites that I have wanted to visit since forever… Pictures of these places were everywhere. One of them is the Fushimi Inari Shrine, and the other is the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest. Both are so exquisite in their own way – because I’ve never seen anything like either before.

Arashiyama Bamboo Forest is one of the few main attractions in Arashiyama. Others like the Monkey Park, Tenryuji Temple, and the popular Togetsukyo Bridge were some of the other things I did at Arashiyama 🙂 .

The entrance to the Bamboo Forest wasn’t that clear, nor do you see signs of bamboo/forest in the town. With the help of GPS, and down a little alley, the bamboo forest awaits!


The bamboo forest was magical in its own way.
Thousands of bamboo surrounding you and once you enter it, the sounds of the bustling streets disappear and it seemed like a whole new world.

Bamboo for days
A heaven for Pandas

As time was a constraint while in Kyoto, and not knowing how long the route is… exploring it was fairly little.
I managed to get a shot with the bamboo forest together ♥ .
This photo will always bring me back to my time with the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest.

One with the forest 🎋

If you have time to visit the forest, I would suggest walking it through. As you go deeper into the forest, it’s more quiet and more serene. The barriers also get smaller as I’ve seen in others photos.

Also, what they didn’t say on the internet was to put on insect repellent because you definitely should, especially if you’re going in for the long haul. For that little span of time I was in the bamboo forest, I had received 4 insect bites as a parting gift!

But for what it’s worth, I would definitely recommend to visit the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest because I don’t think there’s anywhere in the world like this.

Till next time, ♥

For more Arashiyama Bamboo Forest: Japan Guide


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