The Arashiyama district of Kyoto holds one of the most beautiful forests you ever seen. At the periphery of the vast metropolis, Arashiyama has many cultural treasures, but what stands out is a combination of the joint efforts of nature and men – it is the wondrous Sagano bamboo forest. It is considered one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in Japan. A walk along the paths that cut through the bamboo groves reveals Sagano in all its beauty.
The visual beauty is complemented by the sound the bamboo groves produce while the light wind caresses the trees. Being in the close vicinity of Kyoto Arashiyama is a place you visit on a day’s trip, but for everyone wanting to stay a night or two there are temple lodgings and hostels. You can try the local delicacies and drinks, and see more of Arashiyama’s beautiful temples, and the must-visit, the Arashiyama Monkey Park. Uncovering Japanese culture through Arashiyama’s sites will definitely make you want to come back for more.