Bamboo Grove in Arashiyama
Arashiyama is a picturesque, mountainous area west of Kyoto. It is so beautiful, in fact, that it has been designated as a National Historic Site and Place of Scenic Beauty. Picture a wide, flowing river, an ancient bridge, lush mountains and an old fashioned aesthetic. That’s Arashiyama. One of the most popular day trips from Kyoto, visitors flock to the instagrammable bamboo grove, monkey forest and shopping street. There are also some stunning and significant temples and shrines to explore in the area, such as Tenryu-ji Temple. After all the exploring, there are also plenty of places to eat in Arashiyama. To help you get around, check out some of our favourite things to do in Arashiyama.