Arashiyama, a tourist destination representing Kyoto. Togetsukyo Bridge for Katsura River shows various expressions throughout the four seasons, and it will not make tourists bored. In Arashiyama, “Chikurin-no-michi” (Arashiyama Bamboo Grove) spreading in Sagano north of Togetsukyo Bridge is a huge popular spot in recent times.
“Chikurin-no-michi” (Arashiyama Bamboo Grove) has been loved more than 1,000 years by Japanese. Among Chikurin of Kyoto Sagano, the paths approximately 300m to continue from Nonomiya Shrine to Okochi Sanso Villa is the most famous.
In the area where tens of thousands of bamboo grows, a path is stretched like sewing bamboo grove, and if you walk it leisurely you can feel directly the taste of the Heian era. Also, in the summer you can feel cool with playing the winds of bamboo shoots making noise.
Because of popular spots, bamboo forest trails with many other tourists. It is recommended to go around a bamboo grove on a rickshaw for sightseeing. Because the rickshaw men are also tourism experts in this area, they will tell you the historical background of the surrounding temples and the sightseeing information of Kyoto which is not listed in the guidebook in detail.
As the place where you feel a very Japanese, many tourists come. In the world among the green bamboo, the wind meets being chilly and greets people calmly.
In December, “a Kyoto, Arashiyama flower light road festival” is held every year, and you can walk the way of fantastic Chikurin lighted up.
Sagano spreading out northeast of Arashiyama is the land where a noble villa and hermitage were opened in the Heian era. This place that a noble ever loved continues being loved by still many people after 1,000 years.
It may be a place with such a universal beauty not to change even if the times change.
It is lighted up for ten days from the weekend of around December 10 in every year. It has more than hundred thousand visitors in this period. Because the fallen leaves of Chikurin are the early spring, so they are bright Green in winter. 2,500 garden lamps are put along the way during a period, those wrap the whole Arashiyama by the pale light of them.
|Name:||Chikurin-no-michi (Arashiyama Bamboo Grove)|
|Adresse:||Sagaogurayama Tabuchiyamacho Kyoto Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8394 Japan|
|Access:||JR Sanin-honsen Line “Saga-Arashiyama-eki Station” (18 minutes walk)|
|Tel:||(+81) 75-213-1717 (Kyoto City Kawaramachi Sanjo Tourism Information Corner)|