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Kyoto Arashiyama Bamboo Grove “Chikurin”

In Arashiyama, located in the western part of Kyoto, you can find various tourist attractions, with one of the most famous being the bamboo grove. Known as “Chikurin,” this bamboo grove extends for about 600 meters.

“Visiting Arashiyama to See This Place”

The reason for visiting Arashiyama on this trip was, in fact, to see this place. I intentionally visited from a distance because I wanted to see the long stretch of bamboo grove, a unique sight not easily found elsewhere.

This bamboo grove spans approximately 600 meters, connecting from Tenryuji to Nonomiya Shrine and Torokko train station. A path has been created for people to walk through the bamboo grove, surrounded on all sides by bamboo, creating an illusion of being in a different world.

“A Popular Spot in Kyoto Travel Crowded with Many People”

This place is also a popular spot in Kyoto travel, always bustling with many people if you don’t visit in the early morning. Although I set out for Kyoto travel early in the morning, having visited Fushimi Inari Shrine and even hiking, I arrived here in the afternoon and, as expected, saw a large crowd.

“It’s Better to Visit in the Morning When There Are Fewer People”

To enjoy a quiet time here and capture a memorable photo, it’s better to visit in the early morning rather than during the day. Walking through the bamboo grove in the quiet dawn can provide a wonderful and tranquil experience.

“Japan Kyoto Arashiyama Bamboo Grove (Chikurin)”

  • Address: Sagatenryuji Susukinobabacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 616-0000, Japan
  • Operating Hours: 24 hours