Arashiyama Bamboo Forest 嵐山
Arashiyama is a beautiful scenic path to Bamboo Forest! The best season to come here is during Cherry Blossom and Autumn season. The changing color of trees goes all along the Oi River and it's absolutely mesmerizing! We went on a gloomy day so if you have multiple days in Kyoto, I highly recommend to wait for a sunny day to come here. There's also a ton of souvenir shops before you arrive but you can wait until the end to do your souvenir shopping!
Bamboo Forest Grove
Bamboo Forest Grove is one of the most popular sightseeing attraction in Kyoto, it's almost impossible to get a shot without anyone in it! I also thought the Bamboo Forest Grove would be bigger and longer path but it was surprisingly short. It is really beautiful and peaceful but when there's a swamp of tourist rushing in, it kind of ruins the mood. But nonetheless, it's one of those must hit places on your first ever trip to Kyoto!
Another great time to visit is during the night illumination festival. They'd lit up the whole Bamboo Forest Grove usually between 6pm - 9pm so if you have time, you can go during the day and the night would be totally different experience!