Ages ago I pinned a picture of a bamboo forest in Pinterest. It was one of the first places that I imagined going to in Japan.
Today Tom and I rented bikes and rode through the forest.
It was bloody excellent. More photos on Flickr where we bike around back roads, visit a doll museum and find a natural hot spring foot bath at the railway station.
Back at our hotel it was more cocktails in the bar before heading to the sushi train across the road for amazing sushi. $18 for the two of us.