The Arashiyama Bamboo Forrest is located in the western part of Kyoto, Japan.
This place is easily the most popular place in Arashiyama, though you can be done with it in less than 30 minutes and there are better sights. In fact there are huge crowds of people going there every day and if you want to see it to enjoy its tranquility, getting there in the very early morning or evening is highly recommended. Here you can see a large grove of bamboo heading in several directions. A small shrine located amidst Arashiyama's famous bamboo forest is Nonomiya Shrine. It was here that women were once trained prior to becoming shrine maidens at Ise Shrine, the holiest Shinto Shrine in Japan.