- The Sagano Bamboo Forest sits next to Tenryu-ji temple in the attractive area of Arashiyama, Kyoto. It is a worthwhile departure from temple visits, as the bamboo is quite impressive and beautiful year round. The green grove is relaxing and the the bamboo sways and whistles with the wind.
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Hailing from Portland Oregon, I am a recent transplant to Zama, Japan here in Kanagawa. Having worked for a high school international exchange organization for close to 8 years, I'm inspired by all things intercultural and love to travel! When in a new country I am like a sponge, absorbing as much cultural nuisance and norm as possible.Though I leave room for spontaneity during an outing or trip, I utterly enjoy doing advanced research; reading reviews of hotels, restaurants and sites to visit. I'm involved with Japan Tourist because I'd like to share my observations and recommendations with locals and travelers alike.