If the iconic Sagano Bamboo Grove in Kyoto is not within reasonable distance to include on your travel itinerary, consider visiting the enchanting bamboo garden at Hokokuji Temple in Kamakura. Just an hour south of Tokyo, admire the strength and beauty of 2,000 Moso-bamboo tucked beyond the Zen temple gate. As you make your way up the winding path and manicured gardens, the aroma of the seasonal flowers will instantly soothe you. Calm your senses further with a fresh cup of matcha green tea at the teahouse. The serenity of Hokokuji’s bamboo gardens will immediately transform your being with a peace of mind.
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