• Tono
  • Hie-jinja
  • Tsuruga Castle
  • National Museum of Nature and Science
  • Enoshima


The Tono region featured in Tono Monogatari(Legends of Tono)by Japan’s forerunner in folklore, Kunio Yanagida is a simple mountain village.But in the past Tono flourished as an important center of trade.Yet at the same time,the region was surrounded by a harsh natural environment,which was often struck by famine.And You will be able to see a lot of old buildings and the culture in Tono. Tono Tourism Assosiation Web site.  …



The Hie Shrine is a Shinto shrine in Nagatachō, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. Its June 15 Sannō Matsuri is one of the three great Japanese festivals of Edo (the forerunner of Tokyo). Other names for the shrine include Hiyoshi Sannō-sha, Hiyoshi Sannō Daigongen-sha, Edo Sannō Daigongen, Kōjimachi Sannō, Sannō-sha, and Sannō-sama.The main god of the shrine is Ōyamakui-no-kami.wiki Web siteSan-no toriiShin-monShaden (Main Hall) Shrine’s Precinct.  


Tsuruga Castle

Aizu-Wakamatsu Castle (Aizu-Wakamatsu-jō?), also known as Tsuruga Castle (Tsuru-ga-jō) is a concrete replica of a traditional Japanese castle in northern Japan, at the center of the city of Aizuwakamatsu, in Fukushima Prefecture.(wiki we site)   Tsuruga-jo Web site   Tsuruga-jo Tsuruga-jo Fence of Rinkaku Tea Cottage. Rinkaku Tea Cottage. Traditional sweets shop.  


National Museum of Nature and Science

The National Museum of Nature and Science is a museum with a comprehensive exhibition of naturalhistory and the history of science and technology. Due to the dedication of those who took part in ourendeavors over the last decade, it has evolved into an establishment that also serves as a researchinstitute. Official Web site   Balaenoptera musculus (Blue Whale) The computer using vacuume tubes.  



Enoshima Shrine is a Shinto shrine in Enoshima, Fujisawa, Kanagawa, Japan. The shrine is dedicated to the worship of the kami Benten. Enoshima-jinja consists of three shrines, Hetsuno-miya, Nakatsuno-miya and Okutsuno-miya.Per legend, 12th century Japanese ruler Hojo Tokimasa visited the shrine to pray for prosperity, and there received a prophecy from a mysterious woman, who also left behind three scales, which became his family crest.Explanation from Wikipedia Enoshima Jinja Web…



  Tsurugaoka Hachimangu was established by Minamoto Yoriyoshi (988-1075) in 1063. He built a power base for the Minamoto warrior clan in the east of Japan after the suppression of a rebellion started by clans in the North East of Japan in 1051. He returned to Kamakura, and built a small shrine for the Hachiman kami (the Japanese word for Shinto deities) near the coast to give thanks for success in…



Meiji Jingu is a Shinto shrine. Shinto is called Japan’s ancient original religion, and it is deeply rooted in the way of Japanese life. Shinto has no founder, no holy book, and not even the concept of religious conversion, but Shinto values for example harmony with nature and virtues such as “Magokoro (sincere heart)”. In Shinto, some divinity is found as Kami (divine spirit), or it may be said that…



The Origins of Kamakura’s Hasedera TempleAccording to the legend, in 721 AD the pious monk Tokudo Shonin discovered a large camphor tree in the mountain forests near the village of Hase in the Nara region. He realized the trunk of the tree was so large that it provided enough material for carving two statues of the eleven-headed Kannon. The statue he commissioned to be carved from the lower part of…



The statue commonly known as Kamakura Daibutsu (Great Buddha of Kamakura), a colossal copper image of Amida-butsu (Amitabha Buddha), is the principle image of Kotoku-in. The fact that it sits in the open air makes it unusual amongst large Buddha statues in Japan. The Great Buddha, designated a National Treasure by the Japanese government, is some 11.3 meters tall and weighs around 121 tons. Though in size it falls short…

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