When visiting Kyoto, the iconic Bamboo grove of Arashiyama cannot be missed along with the elaborately decorated torii tunnels. They make for one of the most picturesque places in the city and though photographs speak volumes of their beauty – the feeling of standing amidst the sprawling bamboo grove is unparalleled. Take a walk through the towering trees and savor the calm and melody of the trees moving to the wind. The area is considered to be a part of the soundscape of Japan – an element of sound that helps people relate to and connect with their surrounding elements, bringing about a sense of calm and oneness.
Along with the forest, the district of Arashiyama is also an ideal place to visit with its stunning forests that bloom in a myriad of colors throughout the year. The low-lying trees, covering rolling hills, the Hozu River, historic temples and charming streets make for a lovely touring city that has been designated as a National Historic Site in Japan.