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Kyushu Pilgrimage Templ 24 Rengeji

February 28th, 2017 | by TOP10 BEST NIIJIMA REASONABLE HOTEL
RSS News from: More glimpses of unfamiliar Japan Rengeji, which means Lotus Temple, is number 24 on the Shingon Kyushu Pilgrimage and is located in the little coastal town of Hiji on the northern part of Beppu Bay. The pilgrimage...
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Some Art at Kanaya Tenmangu

February 23rd, 2017 | by TOP10 BEST NIIJIMA REASONABLE HOTEL
RSS News from: More glimpses of unfamiliar Japan Kanaya Tenmangu shrine is located just outside what used to be the gate into Hagi castle and was where the the Daimyo and official travellers would stop and pray for a safe...
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Kyushu Pilgrimage Day 10 Kitsuki to Beppu

February 19th, 2017 | by TOP10 BEST NIIJIMA REASONABLE HOTEL
RSS News from: More glimpses of unfamiliar Japan For me, one of the great joys of walking these pilgrimages is not so much the temples themselves, rather the unexpected thibgs seen and experienced in the spaces between the...
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Keitakuen Garden

February 14th, 2017 | by TOP10 BEST NIIJIMA REASONABLE HOTEL
RSS News from: More glimpses of unfamiliar Japan In Tennoji Park, tucked  behind the Municipal Museum of Art is Keitakuen garden. A modern garden, built for the wealthy Sumitomo Family who constructed a mansion nearby. The...
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Kyushu Pilgrimage Temple 23 Komyoin

February 11th, 2017 | by TOP10 BEST NIIJIMA REASONABLE HOTEL
RSS News from: More glimpses of unfamiliar Japan Located against a cliff below one of the samurai districts in the old castle town of Kitsuki, just south of the Kunisaki Peninsula is Komyo-in, number 23 on the Shingon Kyushu...
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Luminous River

February 4th, 2017 | by TOP10 BEST NIIJIMA REASONABLE HOTEL
RSS News from: More glimpses of unfamiliar Japan I spent some time in Tokushima last December at the start of my walk along the Shikoku Fudo Myo Pilgrimage and so had the chance to see some of the illuminations. Rather than the...
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Kyushu Pilgrimage Day 9 Usa to Kitsuki

January 31st, 2017 | by TOP10 BEST NIIJIMA REASONABLE HOTEL
RSS News from: More glimpses of unfamiliar Japan The ninth day was rainy. Not showery, but dark and overcast and incessant. Devoid of color. and while not a downpour it rained enough and was cold enough for the dampness to...
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A Walk Around Dogo Day 2 (morning)

January 28th, 2017 | by TOP10 BEST NIIJIMA REASONABLE HOTEL
RSS News from: More glimpses of unfamiliar Japan I woke before sunrise, the only person at the little campground in the scenic Jodogaura coast, and then headed north along the little coast road that was totally bereft of traffic....
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Kyushu Pilgrimage Temple 22 Dairakuji

January 21st, 2017 | by TOP10 BEST NIIJIMA REASONABLE HOTEL
RSS News from: More glimpses of unfamiliar Japan Dairakuji was founded in the 14 Century and is just across the road from Usa Hachimangu, to which it was connected. Usa hachimangu now appears to lie inside a massive park, but...
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Sword Dance Extraordinaire

January 18th, 2017 | by TOP10 BEST NIIJIMA REASONABLE HOTEL
RSS News from: More glimpses of unfamiliar Japan I am a huge fan of kagura, and have seen hundreds and hundreds of dances over the years, most, but not all, Iwami kagura from my local area. While it is still fascinating seeing...