Categories: Destinations

The Sagano Bamboo Grove in Japan

The Sagano Bamboo Grove (also known as the Bamboo Path) is located in the Sagano Arashiyama area of Kyoto (about 25 minutes from central Kyoto). Wake up and free your spirit by taking a walk along this path or take a bicycle ride however it will surely make you feel better as it is a beautiful forest with a passage through its heart. The fences alongside of the paths are still made from the twigs of fallen bamboo stalks as used to be everywhere in Mainland Japan. The groves are particularly attractive when there is a light wind and the tall bamboo stalks sway gently back and forth. You also have an option of visiting Zen temples along the way. One of them, Tenryuji, is considered Kyoto’s best Zen temple. Marvel at Togetsu Bridge, Saga-Arashiyama’s landmark, and visit the many shops and cafes in the area. This tour is especially good during cherry blossom season and in the autumn. If you are stressed out at work or you simply love peace and enlightenment you should take you family, girlfriend or go by yourself and enjoy this in the simplest way possible.