The dream doesn’t become reality through magic, it takes sweat, determination and hard work — Arashiyama Bamboo forest is indeed not less than a dream.
Residing in the far west of Kyoto city in the center part of island Honshu, Japan, the place has a perceptible sense of distinctiveness that is quite unlike that of any ordinary forest we know of. The Japanese possess a long history with the Bamboos from myths to fables, emblematically linking the human strengths with the shrub. The Bamboo is considered to attract love, happiness, health and abundance into your life. So, being a wanderer into these huge Bamboo groves will make your pockets full of good luck and heart brimming with high spirits. You may not find the access to the network in the thick forest but you’ll surely get a connection, that too with the most legit therapist-NATURE.
So, if you plan to navigate your way through one of Japan’s most well rambled thickets standing amid the soaring stalks of Bamboo , here are few travel guidelines and some fun facts which will take you through.
Way to Arashiyama
Place is nothing but a magnificent tourist trap. But, don’t crumble! The track is as simple as you keep it. To get to Arashiyama, take the JR train to Saga-Arashiyama station or take the Hankyu Railway to Arashiyama Hankyu Station. You will start noticing the sign boards showing the way to bamboo forest. These groves are particularly attractive when there is a light wind and the tall bamboo stalks sway gently back and forth. The best way to stroll the path and enjoy the beautiful sight of sunlight shining through the bamboo grove, casting soft shadows on the path is by riding it over. Simply, rent a bike and smell the wild air.
Encrust of Temples– A Definite Spot of Spirituality
From Tenryuji Temple- the headline attraction of Arashiyama to Adashino Nenbutsuji Temple one of Kyoto’s many UNESCO world heritage sites whose short path leads to the Bamboo forest, this is a place with several small temples scattered along the base of wooden mountains. The destination is famous since Heian period when nobles used to enjoy the natural backdrops.
Escape the crowd and plague the pious area!
Believe It or Not, Forests Can Be Romantic!
Arshiyama is famous for its Sagaon Romantic Train ride which actually whoops the spotlight. The spring of cherry flowerets and autumn of maple leaves with brilliant colors, both weathers fit the intimate abode. The pleasure boats available nearby for rent on river is an authentic add on.
Be Ready for Some Perfect Shots
It is not often we get the prospect to see bamboo forests in their natural self that grow thick and line the path like they do at this ravishing spot. All you need to do is prepare yourself and your camera for some amazing captures. Ironically, no picture can define the feeling of standing midst of sprawling bamboo groves. A perfect eye candy for the real nature admirers!
The breathtaking grove will not only spellbound you with its diversified expansion but will let you explore the persona you are hiding within. A trip bound to create memories!
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