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Visit A Bamboo Forest

Bamboo is the largest grass in the world, and the only grass that can diversify into forest.

Photo by Adam Dillon

Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, or as it’s more commonly known, Bamboo Forest, is one of the most beautiful sights in all of Japan, a verdant, haven of tranquility that embodies the deep bond which exists between the people of the country and the natural world.

Situated on the outskirts of Kyoto - Japan’s former capital, renowned for its wealth of stunning, historic sights - the forest dates back nearly a thousand years, and is shrouded in myth and legend, a symbol of strength and prosperity that is said to protect the nearby temples from the threat of evil spirits.

Where To Stay For Visit To Bamboo Forest

One of the best coolest and best-value hotels in central Kyoto, TSUGU is convenient located within walking distance of Kyoto Station, along with a wealth of landmarks, attractions, and eateries.
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The Millennials Kyoto
Offering ‘capsule’ style accommodation in the heart of the city, this excellent hotel is situated yards from the vibrant shops and eateries of the famous Nishiki Market.
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Spring or Autumn are the best times of year to visit Kyoto as the weather is mild and the foliage is at its most beautiful.

If you are traveling from the UK, British Airways operates daily direct flights from London Heathrow to Osaka International airport.

No, British nationals do not require a Visa to enter Japan for stays of up to 90 days.


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