Arashiyama's Bamboo Groves | Kyoto, Japan | 1 of 2

I know I've said it before, but Kyoto is absolutely beautiful. The city has so much to offer and it was spectacular. Another must see spot is the bamboo groves of Arashiyama. It's a bit of a trek out of the city center, but it's worth it. I've seen bamboo forests at the Morikami Museum in Florida, but nothing can compare to this. It feels like the bamboo goes on for ages and it's quite tranquil. I love the sound of bamboo swaying in the wind. Its the perfect place to stop and ponder the wonders of life.