As I've been getting ready to leave for Japan next week, I was sifting through some of my old photos from last year that I've never published and found this shot.
My wife and I found this cool little bamboo forest growing naturally near Magaribuchi Dam Park. Somewhere in the middle of nowhere. It was actually very peaceful and undisturbed except in one place deep in the forest where I found an discarded toilet. Still not exactly sure how that happened.
The cool thing about Japan is there are so many places like this. These really cool parks or temples that almost feel abandoned but yet have so much history. Some places will even have an almost haunted, eerie feeling to them. It's really hard to explain but we were at this one temple once that was just creepy. Felt like someone was standing over your shoulder the entire time you were there.