Arashiyama Monkeys, River and Bamboo Forest

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Arashiyama Monkeys, River and Bamboo Forest is a 4.0 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan that features hot springs and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Distance: 4.0 km Elevation Gain: 142 m Route Type: Point to Point

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

hot springs

river

wildlife

city walk

historic site

nature trips
20 days ago

The bamboo forest is unbelievable. I would fully recommend getting there as early as possible as it is a tourist trap, gets super busy.

Great trail! Waited by the temple at the start for 40 minutes until 830am when it opened only to realize the trail started the next street over and behind the temple. Still managed to beat the crowds! Went through the bamboo forest and then over and up to the monkey sanctuary. Easy hike without much of a climb

hiking
2 months ago

Very easy trail, really not even that much of a trial, more of a touristy nature walk since it’s always crowded with tourists. Still, if you’re in Kyoto this is a MUST DO.

hiking
3 months ago

This is one of my fav things about Kyoto, easy walk!

hiking
5 months ago

Monkey park takes about 20 mins uphill to the summit. The halfway point rest area was air conditioned and had comfortable seating. Bamboo forest was BEAUTIFUL. *Make sure to get there early (around 8am) to avoid crowds!*

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful temples but bamboo forest sooo crowded and not very impressive. Not a difficult hike/walk

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