While Kinpusen-ji is the most popular temple in Yoshino, Yoshimizu Shrine [𠮷水神社]is the most popular shrine. Near Kinpusen-ji, Yoshimizu Shrine may not be a very big shrine, but it is worth visiting! In particular, the shrine museum has tons of
For many who visit Yoshino, the main attractions are, apart from the thousands of cherry blossoms in the spring, are Kinpusen-ji and Yoshimizu Shrine. Sadly, another historically significant site at Yoshino is left unfrequented by many: Nyoirin-ji Temple [如意輪寺]. The
Mt. Yoshino, located in the center of Nara, is the most famous sakura place in the entire country of Japan. Every year, millions of people visit Yoshino in the spring to see the wide stretches of soft pink cherry blossoms.
The sense of timelessness is something lots of people seem to search for when they come to Japan. Apart from shrines and temples, another popular “timeless” destination in Japan are villages. While many people might assume that all villages in
Hiking in Japan is both really easy and very fun. With many mountains and well maintained trails, everyone from young to the old can enjoy an invigorating hike. One of the most famous and popular hiking trails in Nara is
Many people visit Kyoto in search of Japanese history. Indeed, Kyoto historic and beautiful, but Nara rivals Kyoto in many way. Since Japan’s very first government was made in Nara, there are plenty of Japanese history in Nara that predates
Comfortably sitting just outside of Nara City is Toshodai-ji Temple. This humble temple is the resting place of Ganjin, one of the most prominent monks of Esoteric Buddhism. Specifically to the Japanese, Ganjin was extremely important to establishing and legalizing