Saturday, April 14, 2012

Sagano Bamboo Forest at Arashiyama, Kyoto

The Sagano Bamboo Forest is located to the northwest in Kyoto Basin, Japan, covering an area of 16 square kilometers. It is one of the most beautiful natural environment in entire Japan, not only because of its natural beauty but also because of the sound the wind makes as it blows through the thick bamboo grove.

"The sound of the wind in this bamboo forest has been voted as one of "one hundred must-be-preserved sounds of Japan" by the Japanese government. Back in the 1870s when Edison was looking for a good bamboo as a material of a filament for his early light bulb, the governor of Kyoto recommended two sources for bamboo, this being one of them. Edison used the other one."

The Sagano Bamboo Forest is about 30 minutes from Kyoto by train.

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4 comments:

  1. This forest looks like in fairytale

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  2. appreciate the ppl who have preserved them

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  3. just like nokia wallpaper,.

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