The Most Beautiful Forest You Will Ever See – Kyoto Bamboo Forest In Japan is Just Stunning!

Stepping into what feels like a magical kingdom made of bamboo

If you’re a fan of bamboo and love the look and feel of this robust and vigorous growing plant, then you will just love this!

This is Arashiyama Bamboo Forest in Kyoto, Japan! Isn’t it just stunning! So you’ve heard about stunning landscapes around the world, now’s the time to discover not only a beautiful landscape but an awesome “SoundScape”. A treat to the eyes and ears, this forest is one of the most popular tourist spots in Japan.


This is the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove. Just stunning isn’t it! It’s probably one of the best loved tourist sites in Kyoto, Japan and you can see why! You can stand amongst soaring stalks of bamboo and feel like you’re in a totally different world to the one you live in. It truly is a magical place, especially when the wind picks up and all you hear is the huge sound of the bamboo leaves rustling. It’s certainly an experience I will never forget when I visited Arashiyama bamboo grove back in 2014.

These pictures I have added are amazing, but to be honest with you, they don’t do it justice, even though what you see is certainly an awesome sight. You just can’t achieve the feeling of standing in the middle of this vast and engulfing bamboo grove. It’s a special place that allows you to think and reflect. Bamboo forests have something a little more spiritual about it over your normal forests.


The Arashiyama Bamboo forest is even more stunning at night. When they turn on the lanterns that litter the path ways through the forest, it simply takes your breath away.

These beautiful towering green stalks sway in the wind at night which create a creaking noise that adds to the mystic. Some might find it a bit creepy, but I was just in ore of the place.

During the day, the sun filters through this dense forest, projecting an amazing pattern of slashes of light onto every surface of the ground.
The only down side to this place is the crowds. You rarely get this place to yourself. You have to share it with hundred and hundreds of people with their cameras flashing at every opportunity.
This places has to be on your bucket list of places to visit before you die. A bit morbid, but it’s a must.