Arashiyama Bamboo Grove – image © Damien Douxchamps
Few places in the city are as atmospheric as the “Bamboo Alley” in the famous Arashiyama Bamboo Grove. It’s beautiful in any season, including winter.
Every week a new Kyoto Photo is published here on Inside Kyoto. These beautiful, evocative photos are taken by either Jeffrey Friedl or Damien Douxchamps. You can follow the links to their respective sites to see more images by clicking on their image credit under each photo.
Held in the first week of February, Setsubun marks the beginning of spring according to the old Japanese lunar calendar. Colorful rituals are held and temples and shrines around town, including this one at Heian-jingu Shrine.
See our list of all important February events in Kyoto.
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