Sagano Bamboo Forest

If there is something we love about Asia that definitely will be its fantastic landscapes. Today we are travelling from the lush gardens of our luxury hotel in Alicante Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa, to the incredible Sagano Bamboo Forest.

The Sagano Bamboo Forest is located at the foot of the Arashiyama Mountains, on the outskirts of Kyoto. It is considered one of the most spectacular green spots in Japan.

It is a beautiful bamboo forest that has over 50 different bamboo varieties. Some of its species reach up to 20 metres in height. One of the highlights of this stunning location is the special noise the wind makes when going through the bamboo stalks. Japanese people have voted this special noise as one of the “100 Soundscapes of Japan”.

In the past, this place was only allowed for high Japanese aristocracy. Its mysterious paths were one of royal family´s favourite entertainment places.

The Sagano Bamboo Forest is a very calm place, perfect for a relaxing walk. It´s full of paths where people can enjoy the silence and that natural beauty Japanese people love.

It is one of the favourite destinations for photography lovers. The best time to visit this bamboo grove is during autumn preferably in the morning when the light plays an important role making marvelous shadow tricks.

Besides enjoying an unforgettable walk and landscape, everybody visiting Sagano Bamboo Forest will be able to check some Zen temples such as the Tenryuji Temple, or get a nice bamboo souvenir.

If you are an Asian nature and landscapes lover, you will love Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa ´s tropical gardens. Don´t miss the chance to take a look at our Macrobonsai, which was planted over 175 years ago.