By the third day in Kyoto we knew already that everything was pretty spread apart, so we needed to rent bikes to see what we wanted to see.
Renting a bike in Kyoto is pretty simple. Put down your name, pay and off you go. We biked for a long time until we got to the mountains and to the Bamboo path, which also has a lot of temples you can take a look to. These are located in Arashiyama, a ward on the outskirts of Kyoto.
The bamboo path itself is very unique and pretty. When the wind blows, the sound it makes knocking into each other is almost hypnotic and very relaxing. It’s a unique sight.
Bamboo groves in Arashiyama.
After the Bamboo path we decided to visit a monkey park where the monkeys run free in their own habitat. We went up the mountains and that’s when we started seeing monkeys everywhere. We could even feed them through a fence – they are a little aggressive with food – and it was a very special experience, to actually feel them touch you.