Sagano Bamboo Forest, located in the Japanese prefecture of Kyoto, is sandwiched in the midst of urban landscapes picturesque grove, consisting of thousands of towering evergreen trees up. Bamboo stalks, swinging from a light puff of wind, emit melodious sounds resembling popular in the East wind chimes. Relaxing pealing enveloping sense of harmony, and is the main symbol of the bamboo groves saga introduced in protected hundreds of attractions in the country.
Reserve history dates back to the XIV century, when a Japanese monk, poet and master Muso Soseki garden art has decided to create a scenic park overlooking the mountains and temple complexes. Now stretched over an area of â€‹â€‹16 square kilometers of bamboo forest is cut Sagano footpath that in the dark fancifully colored lamps illuminated. Fencing inside groves made of natural materials - wilted and dried stalks of bamboo. In the shops located at the main entrance to the forest, you can buy handmade souvenirs made of this evergreen plants, including baskets, cups, dishes and boxes.
Bamboo Forest Sagano is about 30 minutes by train from pita Kyoto. Recommend everyone to visit the bamboo forest Sagano buying last minute in this amazing tourist destination.
Back in the 1870s, when Edison was looking for a good bamboo as a material for the filament to its bulbs, governor of Kyoto recommended him to two sources of bamboo, one of them is this forest. Edison used the other.
Under the bamboo arches reign peace and quiet and tranquility. The length of the main avenue - about 300 m is nearby Buddhist temple Tenryu-ji. Getting to this amazing place to perform better in the early morning, when the sun's rays timid barely touch bamboo stalks, caressing them and flirting. Dim morning sun has not penetrated through the stalks, that is best suited for shooting beautiful photos. That morning, here you can feel the moment privacy and incredible deep communion with nature.
In the XIII century Japanese emperor ordered to move the capital to Kyoto and to plant bamboo grove here. According to ancient Japanese legend, settled in the forest dynasty bamboo spirits that protect these places from the troubles and tribulations, bring the grove unhurried, calm and special beauty. Spirits in the forest preserve paved paths and do not like when someone violates the prevailing calm here.