Kyoto: Bamboo Path in Arashiyama

The Arashiyama Bamboo Path is a 500 meter pathway through the Sagano Bamboo Forest between Nonomiyajinja shrine and Tenryuji temple in Kyoto. It’s one of the most pleasant nature spots in the city and a fantastic place to take great pictures – but I ran out of luck. On the day we visited the bamboo grove it was grey and rainy.

Bamboo Forest in Arashiyama 1

Moreover it was really busy. There were lots of people visiting the park. It was impossible to wait and take a picture without someone walking through your background.

Bamboo Forest in Arashiyama 2

The lighting was not great either, somehow the pictures feel flat when I look at them. I’ve seen better pictures online, which really annoys me. I guess I have to go back and take better pictures!

Bamboo Forest in Arashiyama 3

Still, it was a fantastic experience to walk through this forest, with the light and shadows. The bamboo is really tall, walking past the forest makes you feel small and insignificant, it is a very interesting experience. I’m glad we went to travel to Arashiyama and visit the Bamboo forest. Maybe next time there will even be some sunshine?

Bamboo Forest in Arashiyama 4


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