The bamboo forest Arashiyama in Kyoto, Japan is unique. Here bamboo stands tens of meters high side by side. They create a forest that is almost inaccessible. You can stroll around, take pictures and simply enjoy the scenery.

On social media, you regularly see photos of this unique forest just outside Kyoto. It is a wonderful place to walk around. I traveled to the bamboo forest Arashiyama and experienced this place myself. I was in awe, Mother Nature can be so beautiful.

Tips for Bamboo Forest Arashiyama:

The special feature of Arashiyama are the grass fences, which give the bamboo forest an extra atmosphere. They are often photographed so that you can see how big the bamboo is. Of course, you can also capture people in the photo, so that you can also see the length of the bamboo.

The bamboo forest at Kyoto.
The bamboo forest at Kyoto.Corno van den Berg

In English, this place is called Arashiyama bamboo grove. If you ask about Arashiyama, most locals know where you want to go.

The beauty of Bamboo Forest Arashiyama

The rustling of the bamboo stems makes a unique, almost hypnotic sound. The Japanese government has chosen the sound as one of the hundred sounds of Japan that should not be lost.

The famous bamboo forest just outside of Kyoto.
The famous bamboo forest just outside of Kyoto.Corno van den Berg

The best time to travel to Kyoto Bamboo Forest:

It can get crowded here. Which means you see more people than bamboo stems. Make sure to be early in the day. And be smart to avoid the weekends.

At the end of the day is also a good moment, also because of the light. The park does not close, so you can go here at any time.

I was here in the late afternoon. And it actually only got quieter. And more beautiful. The low sunlight fell through the trees. Resulting in a great setting for pictures.