Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Japan.
This serene grove consists of some four hundred and fifty ancient giant bamboo trees covering a vast area. This particularly peaceful part of western Japan has been considered sacred for centuries, with many Japanese myths arising from it. Its rich culture and history are evident throughout this beautiful landscape and provide an amazing insight into Japanese folklore, as well as being an amazing place to visit no matter what your reasons for coming here might be. Be sure not to miss the Arashiyama Monkey Park on your way through either!