Spot report – Kumano-hayatama Shrine (2023-12-31)

Webmaster had visited Kumano-hayatama Shrine in Wakayama Prefecture.   Access: Osaka (local train 0:15) Ten’noji (express train 3:45) Shingu (walk 0:15) @   The approach and Torii gate   The day when Webmaster visited, the precincts were decorated with Japanese style colorful umbrellas.   Let’s pray for peace.   I hope all conflicts and wars settle in the coming year,… Read more →

Spot report – One day hike to Mt.Oyama (2023-12-24)

Webmaster enjoyed one day hike to Mt. Oyama last weekend.   Mt. Oyama is a sacred mountain which has been considered an object of faith since the past. Until the late 19th century, only male pilgrims could enter into the upper part of the mountain. But now, everybody who has physical fitness can go up to the top.   The… Read more →

Spot report – Kumano-nachi Shrine (2023-11-18)

Webmaster had visited Kumano-nachi Shrine in Wakayama Prefecture.   Access: Osaka (local train 0:15) Ten’noji (express train 3:30) Kii-katsuura (bus 0:30) Nachisan (walk 0:15) @   There was a long approach with stone steps before reaching the central part of the precincts. Although there is a road, Webmaster took the foot path.   The final steps to tori gate, which… Read more →

Spot report – Momijidani Garden and Wakayama Castle (2023-11-12)

Webmaster had visited Wakayama Castle and Momijidani Japanese Garden.   Access: Osaka (local train 0:12) Shin-imamiya (express train 0:55) Wakayamashi (walk 0:15) @   A bridge over the moat of the castle.   Stone walls and path in the precincts of the castle.   This is Ohasji-roka Bridge connecting Ninomaru Area and Nishinomaru Area of the castle.   Momijidani Garden… Read more →

Spot report – Chichibu Shrine (2023-11-05)

Webmaster had a short visit to Chichibu Shrine in Saitama Prefecture.   Access: Tokyo (shinkansen 0:40) Kumagaya (express train 0:55) Chichibu (walk 0:05) @   The torii gate, temizuya for purification, and approach to the sanctuary.   Shinmon Gate and the main hall at the depth.   According to the tradition, the shrine has a history for more than two… Read more →

Spot report – Kushiro (2023-10-30)

Webmaster visited Kushiro Region of Hokkaodo Prefecture.   Access: Haneda AP, Tokyo (plane 1:35) Kushiro AP @ Haneda AP, Tokyo (plane 1:30) Shin-chitose AP (local train 0:03) Minami-chitose (express train 3:35) Kushiro @   Kushiro Station and the express train Ozora.   The first place to go in Kushiro City is Washo Market (Washo-ichiba). There are many shops of fish,… Read more →

Spot report – Nikko (2023-10-16)

Webmaster visited Nikko last week.   Access: Tokyo (local train 0:15) Asakusa (express train 1:50) Tobu-nikko @   Firstly, Webmaster visited Kegon Waterfall – This waterfall has a drop of 97meters.   It was a little earlier for colored autumn leaves, but the scenery is very beautiful.     Then, I visited Toshogu Shrine in which Shogun Ieyasu is enshrined.… Read more →

Spot report – Ofuna Kan’non Temple (2023-09-21)

Webmaster visited Ofuna Kan’non Temple. This temple is famous of the huge statue of Kan’non (the Deity of Mercy).   Access: Tokyo (local train 0:40) Ofuna (walk 0:10) @ The statue can be seen from the station.   Get out of the west gate of the station to the temple.   The entrance gate of the temple is a 3-minute… Read more →

Spot report – Brew pub Sankt Gallen (2023-07-21)

Webmaster visited the brewery pub of craft beer brewery Sankt Gallen.     Access: Tokyo (local train 0:14) Shinjuku (local train 0:45) Hon-atsugi (walk 0:01) @   The brew pub is on the ground floor of a commercial building close to Hon-atsugi Station.     There are twenty kinds of beer offered for your choice. Can you see the twenty… Read more →