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Arashiyama Bamboo Forest

A serene bamboo grove in Kyoto, Japan, known for its towering green stalks swaying gently in the wind, creating a tranquil, otherworldly atmosphere.

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This forest is much more than it seems. The lanes of Japan’s bamboo forest hide wonderful surprises at every turn: artists, poets, and painters who often speak English (and are well worth talking to). They don’t push you to buy anything, but their art is worth browsing. After all, what better place to get inspiration? This is the only place in Kyoto where swimming in a sea of tourists feels comfortable. The atmosphere is such a dreamy mix of serene and electric.

WillHarris 2 years ago

Daydreams of Japan often include sights like Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, Kyoto’s most-visited site and one of the best things to do in Japan. Here, verdant groves of bamboo stretch high into the sky in all directions, making it feel like you’re in another world instead of 30 minutes away from a major city. It’s calm as can be and mind-bogglingly beautiful.

sarahlempa 3 years ago

Arashiyama Bamboo Forest in Kyoto is a serene retreat that will leave visitors in awe of its stunning emerald green bamboo groves. The rustling sound of bamboo leaves in the wind is a feast for the senses and a photographer's paradise. It's no wonder that this beautiful location is known as one of the most colorful places on earth.

seeker 1 year ago

Just outside of Kyoto, Arashiyama is a massive bamboo forest that is easily one of the most breathtaking destinations not even in Japan but on the planet. Imagine thousands and thousands of emerald green bamboo trunks towering into the Kyoto skyline, fresh air, and incredible photo-ops.

madeleineray 2 years ago

Bamboo Forest in Japan. This place is 16 square kilometers large!

gaia.cozzoli 3 years ago

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