Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

My family and I were staying in Osaka for a few days and we decided to take a day tour to Kyoto and Nara! We got to visit the the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Todaiji Temple and of course, Nara Park. I’ll be blogging about each of them separately so the blog won’t be so long hehe.

Click the link below to read more information about the famous Bamboo Grove in Kyoto!

How to get to the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove?

We were based in Osaka, so we just took a JR Shinkansen (bullet train) from Shin-Osaka and got off at Kyoto station.
Travel time: Approx. 1 hour
Price: 1420 yen (unreserved seat)
* We had a Japan Rail Pass, so it was included – just make sure to take the either the Hikari or Kodama

Once you’ve arrived at Kyoto Station, take the JR Sagano/San-in Line to Saga-Arashiyama Station.

Below is a sign located at the Saga-Arashiyama station. So convenient and easy to follow! Bravo!

Arashiyama Bamboo Grove
Arashiyama Bamboo Grove
Just a few reminders!
Arashiyama Bamboo Grove
Beautiful! So manyyyyy hehe.
Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

Arashiyama Bamboo Grove Photos

I heard (and read) that it gets a little crowded during the afternoons so we decided to head there in the morning. There were only a few people when we arrived (around 11am); we walked around the forest for maybe an hour and on our way back there were a lot of people that were just arriving.


There are a lot of rickshaws here, we decided not to go on one but here are the prices below – per person: (as of June 2019)

TimePrice (in JPY)Price (in PHP)Price (in USD)
30 minutes7,0003,36065
1 hour13,0006,240120
2 hours23,50011,280217

It’s quite pricey but I guess you’re paying for the experience, plus it looks like very very very hard work for the guys pulling you along, hehehe.


Food at Arashiyama Bamboo Grove Food

I love Japanese food! Here are a few shots of the food you can get near and around the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove.

Cute little Volkswagen, turned into an ice cream and crepe store!
We found it just by wandering around the cute little streets.

Ice Cream

The food stores in the photos below are found just before the entrance of the grove, you won’t miss it – it’s like a mini food court area.

Japanese Food
Can’t go wrong with seafood! Hehe.
Matcha Ice Cream
Yummy! Matcha and vanilla ice cream for 200 yen.

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Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

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