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The famous bamboo forest on the outskirts of Kyoto is without a doubt one of the most beautiful groves on the planet. The soaring green stalks move with the wind, colliding and twisting. Hiking along its paths, which are more than 1,640 feet long, is an adventurous experience worthy of a bucket list. The forest’s exquisiteness is also in its sounds – distinct rustling hums that have become their own attraction.