The area has both bamboo and forest’s of Arashiyama, a pleasant district in the western outskirts of Kyoto. This small mountainside temple Jojakko-ji was founded in 1596, and is one of my favorites places. With a large gate at the entrance and many steps to the main temple, you pass under the forest.
It has a quiet and understated atmosphere attached to a bamboo forest with a superb Sakura tree in blossom. There are Maple trees and moss located beside the paths and stairs that lead across the temple grounds and into the forest. We get an excellent view of downtown Kyoto, and just imagine how the city looked in Edo period with the ancient roof top glitter.