Flu, a plant that grows well in tropical and subtropical countries. Common in Southeast Asia, South Asia, South America, Central America, Australia, and Africa. Fever, a very beautiful plant, not only adds beauty to the environment but also contributes to the conservation of biodiversity.
Japan is one of the largest producers of bamboo. Japan has been famous for its bamboo trees since ancient times. This is because the Japanese believe that bamboo and bamboo are symbols of good luck and strength. Therefore, bamboo has been cultivated in Japan since ancient times, and bamboo forests have been established in some areas. This is how a wonderful bamboo forest called “Sagano” was created in the Kyoto area centuries ago.
Today, the Sagano Bamboo Forest is one of Japan’s premier tourist attractions. Therefore, it is a common sight to see a large number of local and foreign tourists visiting this wonderful bamboo forest every day.
1) The reason for creating the Sagano Bamboo Forest
Aristocratic families in Japan around the eighth century enjoyed a leisurely environment. Ornamental gardens have been established in various parts of Japan since that time. The bamboo and bamboo trees were considered by the Japanese as a symbol of good luck and strength, so it is believed that Sagano created the bamboo forest. Accordingly, it is speculated that the Japanese and Japanese aristocrats may have visited this beautiful bamboo forest as far back as 1000 years ago.
Today, this forest, spread over 3950 acres, is a popular tourist attraction in Kyoto.
2) A bamboo variety called Moso is planted here
In the Sagano bamboo forest, a species of bamboo plant called moso is cultivated. This is a flu type endemic to China and shows great growth in a short period of time. Therefore, the ornamental bamboo variety Moso is best grown in a forest or backyard. It is also believed that this type of flu is more active than other flu strains in absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen. Bamboo fiber of the Moso type is much stronger than fiber of other types of bamboo. So mozzarella fiber is used in the manufacture of various products.
The moso bamboo trees planted in Sagano are very close to each other. When those bamboos combine with the wind, a wonderful sound is heard through the forest. The Sagano Forest is one of Japan’s Top 100 Soundtracks. Under the auspices of the Japanese Ministry of Environment, 100 audio recordings have been released to help Japanese people experience the environment.
3) A wonderful monkey garden located in the forest
Another specialty spot in the Sagano Bamboo Forest is the Ivatayama Monkey Park. Established in 1957 on an area of about 6000 square meters, this monkey park has now spread over a larger area. There are more than 120 snow monkeys endemic to Japan.
Visitors to this magnificent monkey park can buy fruit from nearby fruit stalls and hand it over to the monkeys in the park. As the monkeys here are accustomed to human habitation, visitors also have the opportunity to sit close to the monkeys and take photos. The highest point of the Ivatayama Monkey Park, located in a beautiful setting, is 525 feet above sea level, so you can see the beauty of Kyoto.
4) A temple more than 600 years old can be seen here
In the year 1339, the temple of Tenrijuji was built by the ruler Shogun Ashikaga Takaji. This has become one of the largest temples belonging to the Zen sect in Japan. Takaji built this temple to commemorate the emperor Go-Diego.
The buildings and gardens of the Tenriuji Temple were designed by a brilliant designer named Muso Soseki. He was also the first High Priest of this temple. Considering the importance of the area where this temple is located, it has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
5) A famous Japanese movie star lived in this area
Denjiro Okochi is a super movie star born in Japan. During the period 1925-1961 he acted in a number of films. The highlight of the show was his role in some of the war films, even during World War II. At that time, Okochi had the opportunity to act under some of the best directors in the Japanese film industry, such as Akiro Kurosawa, Daisuke Ito, Sadao Yamanaka, and Masahiro McKino. The movie star’s house is located near the Sagano Bamboo Forest. Today, the house, which has been preserved, is frequented by tourists.
A train has been booked to visit the bamboo forest.
During the months of March and April, walking along the railway line full of cherry blossoms is a strange experience. Tourists traveling on the Sagano Scenic Train must disembark from the Araziyama Railway Station if they want to see the Sagano Bamboo Forest. Tourists can easily reach the Sagano Bamboo Forest from there.