The rustling of the bamboo leaves is so relaxing, it’s named one of the top 100 Soundscapes of Japan

From bamboo forests to fields of flowers, if you want a truly breathtaking backdrop for your Instagram posts, look no further than Japan

 

FUSHIMI INARI SHRINE

Kyoto

This important Shinto shrine in Kyoto is famous for its strings of red torii gates that line numerous pathways, which lead into the forest. Explore the mountain trails and stop by some of Japan’s most picturesque temples.

 

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KOCHIA HILL

Ibaraki

Each spring the 350 hectare field in Miharashi Park is filled with 32,000 kochia balls, which turn red by autumn. For a memorable shot, take an pic with these tiny pom poms behind you.

 

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SAGANO BAMBOO FOREST

Kyoto

If you want to embrace the latest trend called forest bathing, this is the place to do it. Not only is it visually delightful, but the rustling of the bamboo leaves is so relaxing, the Ministry of the Environment placed it in its top 100 Soundscapes of Japan.

 

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HIGASHIMOKOTO SHIBAZAKURA PARK 

Abashiri

During the month of May you should visit Shibazakura Park to spy this sea of pink, white and blue and phloxes.

 

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KAWACHI FUJI GARDENS’ WISTERIA TUNNEL 

Kitakyushu

This fairy-tale tunnel is at its best during the end of April and the beginning of May. It becomes so busy that you have to purchase tickets in advance to claim your perfect moment in the tunnel.

 

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