The Arashiyama Bamboo Forest in Kyoto is a popular attraction known for its spectacular scenery. With gentle breezes rustling the leaves as they blow through the bamboo, it's a great place to escape the heat of summer while taking gorgeous photos as memories of your travels.
You'll also want to visit the nearby Togetsukyo Bridge at the center of Arashiyama, where you can check the tourist map and enjoy an annual light-up event called Arashiyama Hanatoro.

Getting to the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest

Entrance to the Bamboo Forest

Arashiyama Bamboo Forest is very close to Randen Arashiyama Station and JR Saga-Arashiyama Station. From Randen Arashiyama Station, walk in the opposite direction of Togetsukyo Bridge for about 5 minutes. From JR Saga-Arashiyama Station, walk towards the Randen Arashiyama Station for about 15 minutes.
Getting to Arashiyama Station/JR Saga-Arashiyama Station:
・From the Hankyu Omiya Station or Karasuma Station Area: ride the Randen Line from its first stop, Shijo-Omiya Station, to last stop Arashiyama Station (approx. 21 min, 220 yen, one-way)
・From JR Kyoto Station: ride the JR Sanin Main Line to Saga-Arashiyama Station (approx. 27 min, 240 yen, one-way)
・From JR Osaka Station: ride the JR Tokaido Line New Rapid Train to Kyoto Station; transfer to JR Sanin Main Line and ride to Saga-Arashiyama Station (approx. 1 hr 4 min, 990 yen, one-way)
・From JR Kansai Airport Station: ride the JR Kansai Rapid Service to Osaka Station; transfer to JR Tokaido Line New Rapid Train and ride to Kyoto Station; transfer again to JR Sanin Main Line and ride to Saga-Arashiyama Station (approx. 2 hr 15 min, 2200 yen, one-way)

Arashiyama Bamboo Forest and Togetsukyo Bridge make up the central part of Arashiyama. Enjoy a stroll along the 400-meter-long promenade through the tall, lush bamboo trees.
The towering bamboo trees cover the sky, and are green all year round, creating a refreshing yet breathtaking scene that you can see in any season.

Arashiyama Bamboo Forest
Saga Ogurayama Tabuchiyama Town, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Ride a Rickshaw through Arashiyama Bamboo Forest!

The rickshaw is a popular transportation method unique to Japan and great for sightseeing. You can even enjoy a ride around the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest in one of these retro carts!

Today we will take a 30-minute rickshaw tour. Tours cost 7,000 yen for one person, 9,000 for two, and 13,500 for three (tax included).
Within that time, the driver can either take you around to see the sights or take you to a specific destination. Today we decided to see the quiet backstreets and the path through the Bamboo Forest.

We began around Togetsukyo Bridge. A rickshaw driver, also kn…

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