Arashiyama’s eerily beautiful bamboo grove draws crowds from around the world. Walking among the towering bamboo trees takes you to a whole new level of zen. Go for a wander and you’ll find temples and shrines amid the bamboo. At the same time, you’ll be reminded that you’re actually in Japan by the ubiquitous vending machines, on hand to keep you refreshed. When your feet start to hurt, let one of the many rickshaw drivers carry you back. Arashiyama, Ukyo-ku.