After a pleasant trek along the Hozu River and right at the further end of Tenryū-ji Temple is the Sagano Bamboo Forest that seems mystical in thousand ways. It is roughly a 500-meter pathway of bamboo plants that can be enjoyed in a 15-minute walk at the least. Hubby and I of course expected the stroll to be quiet, calm and serene which turned out to be otherwise because of the tourists who flock to this spot, each hoping to get a glimpse of the beautiful Arashiyama district in Kyoto, Japan. The trick is simply to pause and wait for everyone else to go ahead and watch as the bamboo leaves dance to the songs of the wind. Remember patience being a virtue.
The Sagano Bamboo Forest walk is such a delight to everyone who visits. Afterall, it was not chosen as one of the filming locations of the Memoir of Geisha movie for no reason, right?