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World Heritage Site – Mt. Koya (Part 1) – Autumn Leaves at Kongobu-ji and DanjogaranSaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
Wakayama Prefecture. Mt. Koya, a sacred place of which Kobo Daishi (Kukai), a famous poet, sang praises of its autumn leaves. He was fascinated by the brilliant autumn leaves during clear weather.
Lake Kawaguchi’s 2018 Winter FireworksSaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
Lake Kawaguchi hosts a winter fireworks show every year.
The sky is clearer during the winter than in the summer, so the enhanced beauty of the fireworks makes the Lake Kawaguchi show particularly popular.
World Heritage Site – Kasuga Grand Shrine – Kasuga Wakamiya On-MatsuriSaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
The Kasuga Wakamiya On-Matsuri is held at Wakamiya Shrine, an auxiliary site of Kasuga Grand Shrine. It is a grand festival, held to pray for bountiful crops and comfortable lives. Presently the event begins in July, and the main ritual is held from December 15th through 18th.
List of the Best Fall Foliage Viewing Spots in Japan’s Tohoku RegionSaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
In 2017, the Tohoku region will soon be dotted with fall leaves soon. The must-visit fall foliage viewing spots in the six prefectures in the Tohoku region are listed here for your reference. We wish you a pleasant hanami tour♡
A Fall Foliage Viewing Spot in Aomori: Mirror-Like Ketoba Lake with Enchanting Forests of Beeches ♪SaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
Western Shirakami-Sanchi boasts a fall foliage viewing spot, Ketoba Lake, which is reputed to be a “wonderland on earth”. As its name implies, the lake resembles a cockscomb (“keto” in Japanese). With dense forests of beeches mirrored in the pellucid lake, the scenery is absolutely fantastic.
Climbing Mount Fuji, a World Heritage! (A Complete Guide to the Yoshida Trail)SaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
If you have climbed Mount Fuji (at an elevation of 3,776 m), the symbol of Japan, you definitely have a pleasant memory. And if you have seen the sunrise at the summit of Mount Fuji, it is absolutely an unforgettable experience!
People hike up Mount Fuji usually between early July and early September, outside which climbing Mount Fuji is not permitted. Here we recommend the Yoshida trail that is safe and convenient even for first-time climbers.
Enjoy early-summer Ise and Kumano Kodo with the great-deal “Ise-Kumano- Wakayama Area Tourist Pass”!SaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
The rainy season is gone and it’s finally summer! This picture that looks like Okinawa or somewhere tropical was actually taken in Shirahama Beach in Wakayama prefecture. Away about 2 and half hours from the Kansai International Airport; this beach with extended shallow seashore is well known for its powdery white sand and magnificently clear beautiful ocean. That said, why not go a little way further from Osaka and enjoy summer in the best way? In this article, we will pick up Wakayama and Mie area that everyone is talking about! They are both accessible from the Kansai International Airport.
Fukuoka Prefecture – Hakata Gion YamakasaSaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
A Festival Registered as a UNESCO World Intangible Heritage in 2016.
Hakata Gion Yamakasa is a Shinto festival of Kushida Shrine in Fukuoka City’s Hakata-ku. The festival’s formal name is Kushida Jinja Gion Retsu Oomatsuri.
It is a powerful festival, where a large number of men carry wheel-less mikoshi shrines on their shoulders throughout Hakata-ku.
There are various theories on the festival’s origins, but supposedly it began in 1241 when holy water was sprinkled across town from atop a float to drive away an epidemic.
Various events take place every year from July 1st through the 15th. Here we will introduce some of the highlights, like “Oiyama,” “Oiyama Narashi,” and “Shudan Yamamise.”