If you look at the pictures of the Bamboo Forest, you’ll feel as if you are in a fairytale world. I’ll now prove to you in this article, that this wonderful piece of nature actually exists.
Wow, what incredible pictures! You’ll definitely have seen the Bamboo Forest in Japan, because there are always photos doing the rounds on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest etc., which leave us all absolutely speechless. Tightly packed bamboo, which towers high in the sky, lets only the most gentle beams of sunlight pass through the forest, creating an unbelievably beautiful setting. But where exactly is this natural beauty located?
Visit the Bamboo Forest in Kyoto
Our trip once again takes us to beautiful Japan, more precisely to Arashiyama, Kyoto. Located just outside of the city centre, Arashiyama is easy to reach from Kyoto’s main train station, via the San-In line. From there, travel to Saga Arashiyama station, and then you’re just a few steps away from the Bamboo Forest. Simply follow the signposts or the crowds of people, because the Bamboo Forest is no longer a secret location: it’s now a true tourist magnet. My tip: In order to avoid the onslaught of visitors, I’d recommend visiting the Bamboo Forest either early in the morning or later on, in the evening, when the sun is slowly setting. Particularly in the evening, you can enjoy a breathtaking experience: once the sun has gone down, the bamboo is decorated with colourful light effects.
A natural paradise of bamboo
Just take a look at these fascinating pictures! The bamboo has grown high into the sky, and you will see nothing but beautiful bamboo trees in this forest. The trees have grown tightly together and only a narrow path leads through this beauty of nature. The sun twinkles in-between the bamboo and the sun’s rays pave their way to the ground. A true fairy tale setting lies at your feet here – this spot of earth is so beautiful, that it almost seems unreal. The only drawback, which I have to acknowledge, are the masses of visitors. To find a quiet moment, listen to the wind and be at one with nature, is very difficult. Nevertheless, the Bamboo Forest at Sagano-Arashiyama is definitely worth a visit.