One of the IG worthy place in Kyoto, Japan that you must visit. I’ve been to this area twice. Because I’m a big fan of a ninja and samurai culture. So to be surrounded by bamboo forest is just a surreal experience. My inner child just consumes myself to unleash my inner ‘batosai’ spirit imitating Kenshin Himura one my favourite samurai character. Ok enough with that.
One of the IG worthy place in Kyoto, Japan that you must visit.
I’ve been to this area twice. Because I’m a big fan of a ninja and samurai culture. So to be
surrounded by bamboo forest is just a surreal experience. My inner child just consumes
myself to unleash my inner ‘batosai’ spirit imitating Kenshin Himura one my favourite
samurai character. Ok enough with that.
So the first time I’ve been here with my friends, there were 4 of us and i remember the
feeling stepping into this environment.
It is also amazing how it’s just a few minutes
away from Saga-Arashiyama Station. So we just get there from Kyoto using the JR
Pass and its very convenient. It was quite crowded that time, but you just need to be
patient to get some good photo.
The second time I’ve been here is with my wife in 2017 as I promise here before that
one day I will bring her to witness and experience this place. Both of us are really
into nature vibe which really fits us and this time it has become bigger than the last
time where they have added extra space for us to walk around the bamboo forest
area. So that it won’t be so crowded.
Its not impossible to gdt picture of you alone in the forest. You need to get there before the sunrise, or as early in the morning as possible. But if not you just need to wait for the right moment to get the picture. It might not be the same in the spring and fall where the weather is best for walking. Summer might not be the ideal time to walk around as its quite hot and steamy. The bamboo grove itself was wonderful. It was quiet and green and very insta-worthy. We did not need a guide as there were maps available and the cell signal is very good. 1-2 hour is enough to spent time appreciating nature there.
If the timing is winter or after raining day, the place will be more amazing and nice photo-taking spot.
When the wind passes through, you will see the nature sound of bamboo branches and leaves. What a great getaway for the hustle-bustle of the city life.
You can also enjoy local Halal washoke at Yoshiya Restaurant nearby.
Truly, this is a 'must-visit' if one visits Kyoto. Its worth the time if you are nature lover and into beatiful scenery. Next target will be bringing our kids to this place. We were so glad we made it.