Friday, June 23, 2017

Travel: Arashiyama Bamboo Grove and Tenryuji Temple

The taxi from Kinkakuji Temple drops us off right at the entrance to the Bamboo Forest at Arashiyama. The first part of the forest isn’t as heavily wooded as I thought it would be, and there aren’t a lot of people here either.



We come to a fork in the trail and we head off towards Tenryuji Temple as this was somewhere we had on our itinerary. We pay the admission and proceed onto the grounds. The grounds here are beautiful. They are possibly my equal favourite of the whole trip, equal with the grounds at Ginkakuji Temple.









After we have finished here, we only spent 20 minutes walking through the gardens; we head back out into the Bamboo Forest. Here the forest is much denser and so it feels colder. It is also very crowded with tourists, but that’s to be expected as it is a very well know tourist destination.




With that part of our day complete, we point our feet in the direction of Torokko Arashiyama as we are going on the Sagano Romantic Train.


18 comments:

  1. Beautiful collection of photos. It reminds the of the movie Memoirs of a Gesha

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    1. I think I need to find it and watch it. I read the book years and years ago, so long ago that I don't actually remember it! But it would be so interesting to read it again or watch it now that I know exactly what Kyoto looks like.

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  2. Love the pics and the bamboo forest. Has a sense of tranquility to the place.

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    1. You know, even there were so many people, it actually was quite tranquil! The rustling of he bamboo was so calming.

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  3. Loving the bamboo in the photos. Great capture and photos. So want to swing off the bamboo right now :D

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    1. I think it's hard to take a bad photo in such beautiful surroundings!

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  4. We visited Arashiyama on our first visit to Japan a few years ago and like you, the gardens of Tenryuji were among my favourite on the trip, even though we visited quite a few temples. It was easy to get away from the crowds around the pond and find some truly tranquil and beautiful spots. Likewise, we loved the bamboo grove, though it was not so tranquil, it was a beautiful site. Lovely photos!

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    1. It truly is a beautiful area and so tranquil. It's difficult to take a bad photo in such amazing surroundings!

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  5. There's something so relaxing about walking in a forest, and bamboos are specially lovely because they are so slender and tall. Lovely place.

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    1. I agree, I love walking in forested areas, but the bamboo forest just takes it to the next level. Such an amazing place.

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  6. You have some beautiful pictures from the Bamboo Grove!

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    1. It would be difficult to take a bad photo here! It's so pretty. 😊

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  7. There is something about Bamboo forests which make them so enchanting, they have a unique beauty. Your pictures have brought alive the rich beauty of the forests. A temple amidst such setting is a really mystical and tranquil place, I am sure.

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  8. There is something about Bamboo forests which make them so enchanting, they have a unique beauty. Your pictures have brought alive the rich beauty of the forests. A temple amidst such setting is a really mystical and tranquil place, I am sure.

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  9. Wow your pictures are amazing! Those bamboos look so tall and enchanting! Would love to see this ourselves one day!

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    1. Thank you so much! It's such a beautiful area, I do hope you get there one day!

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  10. Love all the colors! Looks like such a beautiful and serene place. Thanks for sharing :)

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