Arashiyama – serene bamboo grove and monkeys galore

Asia, nature

For a touch of nature, Arashiyama (嵐山) is a perfect day trip with tons of fun activities to do. Starting with Tenryuji temple complex, an Unesco World Heritage site, but don’t ignore the nearby gardens and smaller temples.

beautiful pond at Tenryuji

at Tenryuji temple

Immerse yourself in the serene world of the bamboo grove, whispering leaves and peaceful state of mind. Although you would have to ignore all those tourists traipsing around in kimonos and Japanese sandals, some areas inside the grove are actually really quiet.

bamboo groves

Togetsukyo Bridge

Cross Tagetsukyo Bridge for overlooking the valleys and making your way to Iwatayama Monkey Park for observing the group of monkeys in their territory.

adorables

monkey overlooking Kyoto

picking lice

in time-out

hanging on

scenery with monkey

the start of a tunnel

December 27th, 2018

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