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    • Tokyo
    • Shrine & TempleCultural Events & Festivals
    • Jin Shibata

    Tori-no-ichi Rake Fair @Otori Shrine A…

    "Tori-no-ichi"is an annual event held on the day of "Tori" in November at O-Tori Shrine in Asakusa, Tokyo. "Tori" "…

    • Himeji
    • CastleWorld Heritage
    • Jin Shibata

    Mushi Anago Sushi @ Himeji (JINS_2802)…

    After visiting Himeji Castle, UNESCO World Heritage Site, I dropped by a sushi restaurant "Tsurumi" (October 27, 2022…

    • Kumano
    • Shrine & TempleWorld HeritageShintoism
    • Jin Shibata

    Kumano Hayatama Taisha Grand Shrine (J…

    Kumano Hayatama Taisha is one of Kumano Sanzan (the Three Grand Shrines in Kumano) which includes other two of Kumano…

    • Himeji
    • CastleSamuraiWorld Heritage
    • Jin Shibata

    White Heron Castle @ Himeji (JINS_2801…

    If you visit Kyoto, please extend your legs to the Himeji Castle located near JR Himeji Station (1 hour train ride by…

    • Nara
    • Shrine & TempleWorld Heritage
    • Jin Shibata

    Horyu-ji: Five? No, it’s a Six-S…

    Horyuji Temple and its Buddhist architectures are the world's oldest surviving wooden structures as they were constru…

    • Nara
    • Shrine & TempleWorld Heritage
    • Jin Shibata

    Hokki-ji: Integral Part of Horyu-ji Wo…

    Hokkiji Temple is located in IKARUGA, Nara Prefecture, being an integral part of the World Cultural Heritage of "Hory…

    • Kanto
    • CastleSamurai
    • Jin Shibata

    Black Crow Castle @ Matsumoto (JINS_20…

    The Matsumoto Castle is called "Black Crow Castle" for its black exterior. The walls are black in color as they are c…

    • Kamakura
    • Shrine & TempleAutumn FoliageBuddhism
    • Jin Shibata

    For All Souls of Mongorian & Japa…

    The Engaku-ji Temple is ranked in the 2nd among the Five Great Zen Temples in Kamakura and, in fact, it boasts severa…

    • Kofu
    • Cherry BlossomSamuraiShrine & Temple
    • Yuki Takano

    Takeda Shrine (YUKI_1905)

    OverviewTakeda Shrine was founded about 100 years ago on the ruins of the Tsutsujigasaki manshion, where the three ge…

    • SuwaNagano
    • Cherry BlossomCastle
    • Yuki Takano

    Takashima Castle (YUKI_2001)

    OverviewOriginally, the area around Takashima Castle was surrounded by lake water and wetlands, and it seemed as if t…