Arrived at Arashiyama area around 4PM that day. Lights went on as the sky getting darker. I thought it was going to rain. It was crowded with many tourists as our expectation.
Arashiyama is located at the western outskirts of Kyoto. Arashiyama is popular for its bamboo groove walks where people will walk in the middle of tall bamboos that grows on both left and right side. It’s a popular place for taking photos while wearing yukata or kimono.
While waiting for 6PM to wander the bamboo groove, we walked around the Randen Arashiyama Station looking for food. The first that caught my attention was the Cremia softcream. Softcream is so popular in Japan. It’s not an ice cream or gelato.
Cremia is a premium softcream with 25% cream, 12.5% high milk fat content with langue de chat cone. It’s so creamy and rich of milk and very very soft and smooth…………..that it melts in your mouth. :9
After a something cold filled my tummy, now it’s time to fill it with something warm. :9 Haven’t eat udon since arrived in Japan, we choose udon for our late lunch.
Udon is Japanese traditional thick noodle made from wheat flour. Often served hot as a noodle soup in its simplest form. Udon are usually served chilled in the summer called hiyamugi (冷麦) and hot in the winter called nurumugi (温麦). What I like from udon is that eventhough it’s made from wheat flour, unlike soba which is soft and easily break when you bite it, udon is a chewy type of noodle.
Why we waited after sunset to go to bamboo groove? Mr. F wanted to see the bamboo grooves at night with pretty lights.
Next, let’s go to the bamboo groove!
We needed to walk around 15 minutes till we reached the bamboo groove area.
It was getting darker when we arrived the entrance of the bamboo groove. We hoped to see the lights soon.
Sorry for a very improper photo quality. I regretted I did not bring my tripod with me ( I left it at the airbnb) 😦 I tried not to shake my hands when I took the slow shutter. This was another unfortunate things that happened that day. Things was not go as our expectations. 😦 But for sure will return to Arashiyama when we got to Japan again.
So we walked back to where the Randen Arashiyama Station again because it was getting fewer people around and creepy. 😦 We want to visit a hidden gem at the station! (I never see tourist took photo here before). See you in next post!
Arashiyama Bamboo Groove