Right in front of Kobe station is Minatogawa Shrine [湊川神社]. Although this shrine is the most famous shrine in Kobe, few know why a shrine is near such a big station like Kobe. The truth is that this very shrine
The south Kawachi region is home to beautiful mountain chains, which a number of people enjoying climbing. This beautiful mountainous region is also the birthplace of one of Japan’s most infamous samurai warriors, Kusunoki Masashige. This warrior who battled loyally
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.
On the boarder between Osaka and Wakayama is the Izumi Mountain Chain. Just at the foot of those high mountains is Kokawa-dera Temple, one of the Saigoku Kannon Pilgrimage. Together with Negoro-ji Temple and Kimii-dera, it is one of the
Daigo-ji Temple in Kyoto houses some of the most ancient buildings in all of Japan. Located just outside of Kyoto City, this temple is a must for people who really want to see the remnants of ancient Japan. However, there