Sunday, 6 December 2015

Sagano Bamboo Forest in Japan
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The Sagano Bamboo Forest which also known as Arashiyama Bamboo forest is located on the western outskirts of Kyoto in Japan. Arashiyama is famous for its bamboo forest and romantic Train rides. It is one of the beautiful natural environment and Scenic Beauty in Japan. The most amazing part of this site is walking through the lush path at the center of the bamboo plants. You will get a beautiful background view in this breathtaking bamboo grove for clicking photos. The beautiful walking paths created for a nice walk or bicycle ride. The bamboo are used in various forms to manufacture various products, such as cups, baskets, boxes, mats, fences and many more....
        The sun rays filters through the packed bamboo grove and projecting thin slashes of light into the forest is the most beautiful view in this forest. Sagano bamboo forest is a "places to see before you die" and the most beautiful bamboo forests in the world, A few years ago the Sagano Bamboo Forest is included in the list of "100 best Soundscapes of Japan" by the Ministry of Environment. This beautiful forest encourage peoples to stop and enjoy the music of nature.
        For the better experience, you need head out in early morning or in the late evening and avoid weekends. You don't have to pay any admission fees to entering inside of bamboo forest and it's open 24/7. The outside of the Bamboo Forest entrance you can see the northern gate of Tenryu-ji Temple. It open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., for admission you need to pay 500 yen ($5). Tenryu-ji temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the five major temples in Kyoto.
        Many peoples are believed that the bamboo forest is built to protect the people from the evil. Back in the 1870s, this bamboo material had been finded by Thomas Alva Edison for its light bulb experiment. The best attractions of bamboo forest is a Villa of Okochi-Sanso  and Tenryu-ji temple for international tourism crowds, but the entire area of Arashiyama district is worth exploring. Todays, the top ways to enjoy the beauty of the area is Sagano Scenic Railway which also known as the Sagano Romantic Train.
         You can get a bike on rent and stroll the path to enjoy the beautiful sight of sunlight shining through the bamboo grove, casting soft shadows on the path. Especially when the wind blows through bamboo, you can see moving images exuding a tranquil feel and That is the best part of these forest. You can also take a rickshaw ride and go through the bamboo forest path and around Arashiyama if you want. The price will be around 6000 to 7000 yen depend on where you want to go. To reach to Arashiyama, take the Hankyu Railway to Arashiyama Hankyu Station. There will be many signs showing the way to the bamboo forest. In case, if you don’t see one you can follow the signs for Tenryuji temple. That will also get you to the bamboo forest.

You don't have to pay any amount or fees to see the beauty of bamboo forest,. You just have to prepare your camera to take this wonderful path......

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