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Daimonzaka

January 15th, 2017 | by TOP10 BEST NIIJIMA REASONABLE HOTEL
RSS News from: More glimpses of unfamiliar Japan Daimonzaka is the slope that leads up from the valley floor towards Nachi Taisha Shrine, Seigantoji, and the Nachi Falls. Most people now take the modern road. Daimonzaka means...
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The Diverse Statuary at Jingo-ji

January 13th, 2017 | by TOP10 BEST NIIJIMA REASONABLE HOTEL
RSS News from: More glimpses of unfamiliar Japan Jingo-ji Temple was a very pleasant surprise. Number 21 on the Kyushu Pilgrimage, it is/was a Shugendo center based around 2 small waterfalls. There was a lot of statuary, and...
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Over Umadachi Pass

January 10th, 2017 | by TOP10 BEST NIIJIMA REASONABLE HOTEL
RSS News from: More glimpses of unfamiliar Japan For the first day of my walk along the Shodoshima Pilgrimage I chose to walk the small peninsula that jutted out into Sakate Bay. My guesthouse was there and temples 4,5,& 6...
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Fudo Myo at Jingo-ji

RSS News from: More glimpses of unfamiliar Japan Jingo-ji is temple 21 on the Kyushu Pilgrimage and is located on Mounbt Hachimen south of Nakatsu. There is a lot of statuary on the mountainside including a rather unusual...
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Shizutani School

RSS News from: More glimpses of unfamiliar Japan On the first day of mny walk along the Chugoku Pikgrimage I had visited temple number 3, but rather than take the most direct route to the next temple I chose to take a detour so I...
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Komo Shrine

December 29th, 2016 | by TOP10 BEST NIIJIMA REASONABLE HOTEL
RSS News from: More glimpses of unfamiliar Japan Just a short walk from temple 20 Sanjo-in, and on the route to the next temple, I stopped in briefly at Komo Shrine. I had been here a few months ago during the fall colors time...
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Sacred White Snake

December 21st, 2016 | by TOP10 BEST NIIJIMA REASONABLE HOTEL
RSS News from: More glimpses of unfamiliar Japan White snakes are considered sacred in Japan, and are mostly associated with Benzaiten. I posted before on some white snakes found at Iwakuni. This one however was on Okinawa at the...
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Kyushu Pilgrimage Temple 20 Sanjo-In

December 18th, 2016 | by TOP10 BEST NIIJIMA REASONABLE HOTEL
RSS News from: More glimpses of unfamiliar Japan Sanjo-in, temple number 20 on the Kyushu pikgrimage was a few kilometers outside of Nakatsu not too far from a major shrine, Komo hachimangu. There were two very small halls and...
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Yokote Otoshi-gu

December 14th, 2016 | by TOP10 BEST NIIJIMA REASONABLE HOTEL
RSS News from: More glimpses of unfamiliar Japan Located out in the rice paddies in Yokote, a village about halfway between Mount Futago and the coast on the east side of the Kunisaki Peninsula, this shrine was a little unusual...
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Kyushu Pilgrimage Temple 19 Fumon-in

December 13th, 2016 | by TOP10 BEST NIIJIMA REASONABLE HOTEL
RSS News from: More glimpses of unfamiliar Japan Fumon-in, number 19 of the 108 temples on the Kyushu Pilgrimage I was walking was very hard to find. Just after sunrise I walked along the street of temples in Nakatsu where it was...