Namahage Sedo Festival is a winter festival held at Shinzan Shrine in Oga City, Akita Prefecture. Their majestic and powerful wild dance around the bonfire held on the grounds of Shinzan Shrine attracts people from all around!
Oto Matsuri is a nighttime fire festival held annually on February 6th at World Heritage Site Kamikura Shrine. The Men’s Fire Festival Was Amazing!
You can reach Yamadera Station from Tokyo Station by taking the Yamagata Shinkansen for 2 hours and 30 minutes, then changing to the Senzan line at Yamagata Station and riding for about 20 minutes.
Experience Japan’s Most Important Cultural Tradition “Hatsumode” (First Shrine Visit of the New Year)! Kawasaki Daishi New Year’s Pilgrimage.Read Later
For 2017’s hatsumode (the first shrine visit of the new year), I visited Kawasaki Daishi, another name for the temple Heiken-ji. Kawasaki Daishi is the most popular place for hatsumode visits in Kanagawa Prefecture, an area near Tokyo.
Information from Tokyo FIT (Foreign Independent Tour) Masters! A Summary of Things to Enjoy with Tokyo Monorail!Read Later
This article will focus on Tokyo Monorail, a popular and convenient transportation option. Not only is it a convenient way to get to the city center, but it can also take you to other important areas, such as stations on the outskirts of the train lines and Haneda Airport’s International Passenger Terminal.
Winter Trip to Hakodate [Day 2] ~Goryokaku, Hakodate City Tropical Botanical Garden, Trappistine Monastery, and Night Views and Snowy Landscapes~Read Later
I visited Hakodate for 3 days and 2 nights over the winter. There was no end to things I wanted to do, but I was more than satisfied with being able to take the photo I wanted of Hakodate in the winter being both “sunny” and “snowy.”
This article will introduce my 2nd day in Hakodate!
I’ll be introducing Goryokaku, Hakodate City Tropical Botanical Garden, Trappistine Monastery, and some night views and snowy landscapes.
Recommended Shrines to Visit in the Greater Tokyo Area for Hatsumode! Post to Social Media Using This Cheap Prepaid SIM Card!Read Later
“Hatsumode” is a New Year’s tradition where you visit a shrine or temple and both give thanks for the past year and pray for a good upcoming year. Many people go out to celebrate Hatsumode, so it’s easy to enjoy the fun atmosphere of bringing in the new year. In this article, we will be introducing our recommended shrines to visit for Hatsumode in the Greater Tokyo Area!
Additionally, we will also be introducing a convenient and cheap prepaid SIM card so that you can post your New Year’s fun to social media in real time!
A historical main temple of Chizan School of Shingon Sect, founded in 940. Go visit a historical shrine to celebrate a beginning of a New Year.