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Thousands of bamboos more than 20m tall create an impressive forest of green.<br />
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The thick bamboo, which boast a diameter of 20cm, forms part of a serene forest that looks like it belongs in a children's fairytale.<br />
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The bamboo groves are next to the Kodaiji temple, a temple of the Rinzai school of Zen Buddhism and the Houkouji temple, which dates back to the 16th century.<br />
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The biggest and one of the most famous forests is the Arashiyama bamboo grove.<br />
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All three can be found in Kyoto, Japan, once the country's capital and home to around 1.4 million people.<br />
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© Takeshi Marumoto/Solent News & Photo Agency<br />
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