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Day trip to Arashiyama Bamboo Forest from Osaka

Here is a video we made about our time in Arashiyama
Arashiyama Bamboo Forest Kyoto Japan

We woke up really late for us, at 7:30am. The plan was to head to Arashiyama early, but we ended up taking the 9:30 train to Osaka station. From here we were supposed to take the rapid 29 minute train to Kyoto, but all the trains were running 6-10 minutes late. Finally it said that our train was next, and then it never showed up! This was really weird. Japan is certainly not know for this, and we had never encountered anything like this before!

Gaby is sad that we started so late in the day…

We ended up taking the local line to Kyoto, it took about an hour. We arrived at Kyoto station around 12 noon and then transferred to the Sagano line for Saga-Arashiyama to see the bamboo forest.

Arashiyama Bamboo Forest Kyoto Japan

Arashiyama was crawling with tourists. We walked about 15 minutes to the entrance of the bamboo walk. The grove was so beautiful and peaceful, despite the giant hordes of tourists. We were able to find a spot to take some photos off to the side.

Arashiyama Bamboo Forest Kyoto Japan

After the main bamboo grove, we turned left and this was the absolute highlight!

Arashiyama Bamboo Forest Kyoto Japan

We walked by cherry blossoms with next to no other tourists!

Arashiyama Bamboo Forest Kyoto Japan

We next walked down a stairwell that descended a cliff front, towards the water way. The blue/green water with the cherry blossoms in the hills, was incredible to see!

Arashiyama Bamboo Forest Kyoto Japan

We then walked back towards Saga-Arashiyama station.

Arashiyama Bamboo Forest Kyoto Japan

On the way we ate some korokke or croquette in french. They were filled with mashed potato and bamboo shoots.

Trying Bamboo Korokke in Arashiyama Bamboo Forest Kyoto Japan

We then took the train back to Kyoto to transfer to the Nara Line for Fushimi Inari….

One comment

  1. Susan Gabel

    Wonderful memories to share, thanks Holly! Enjoyed living your experience vicariously! Love Mom

    On Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 3:22 PM BUMBLING TOURIST wrote:

    > hollyGS posted: ” https://youtu.be/nSGFLRTZQrk Here is a video we made > about our time in Arashiyama Arashiyama Bamboo Forest Kyoto Japan We woke > up really late for us, at 7:30am. The plan was to head to Arashiyama early, > but we ended up taking the 9:30 train to Osa” >

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