“Chikurin-no-Komichi” is a pleasant path winding through a bamboo grove at the Shuzen-ji Spa resort. It is only 100m long, connecting the Katsura-bashi and Kaede-bashi bridges, but once you enter the path, you feel a refreshing and magical air. Sitting on a round bamboo bench and looking up at the sky, you are showered with cool and crisp green, full of healthy ions! Bamboo forests are mysterious. The red bridge beyond the bamboo looks brighter, and the buildings between the bamboo seem more elegant. At the same time, the bamboo trees work as blinds to the outside world.
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Japan is a small island nation, but we have a huge number of surprising things to discover here. Many of these delights can be found when you step off the main street onto small side paths. I really enjoy studying about and researching various aspects of traditional Japanese culture, and then sharing this information with visitors to Japan. I hope you will enjoy it, too! ARTICLE INDEX & PHOTOS: An index of most of my Japan Travel articles can be found at the entry page of my blog, and my photos are shown here. 日本はとても小さな国ですが、大通りから一本小道に入ればたくさんの発見があります。日本人が積み重ねてきた歴史を学びながら、古い建物や庭を訪ね、物語の舞台となった景色を眺めて、皆様といっしょに日本文化の奥深さを探求していきたいと思います。