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.