The Sagano Bamboo Forest is a stunning forest of tall bamboo trees that can be seen from the train. The dense forest was planted on the orders of Emperor Meiji to create a natural barrier between Kyoto and Tokyo in order to protect Kyoto from air raids during World War II. In total, there are over 2,500 acres of bamboo growing in the forest making it one of Japan's most popular tourist destinations. Once you arrive at the entrance to this beautiful place, you'll notice a small wooden bridge with a single stone lantern sitting on top. Take your time crossing this bridge and enjoy some delicious ice cream before continuing down into this serene environment where you will be met by an enchanted world full of life!