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Whimsical or creepy, but definitely one of the weirdest places on Shikoku
From the old merchants house from the Nineteenth Century, to an experience linking tea with Samurai and Geisha, here is a selection of some unique places for a Tea Ceremony, a quintessential Kyoto experience.
We can reach the top of beautiful Mt. Komagatake in only 7 minutes by using a comfortable and convenient ropeway. The ropeway’s lakeside station is at Hakone-en.
The second Hachiko statue in Tokyo was unveiled March 2015 and depicts the reunion of the loyal Akita Inu and his master Professor Ueno. Located on the grounds of the Department of Agriculture (Yayoi Section of the Hongo Campus) at the University of Tokyo, the new statue will warm your heart.
If you come to Kofu, take an hour to walk around the castle. It is an important historic spot, and it is conveniently close to Kofu station.
Located behind the renowned Kiyomizu-dera (a Buddhist temple that is part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto UNESCO World Heritage site), Jishu Shrine is revered as “the Cupid of Japan”. Within its compound, Jishu Shrine houses various gods that one may worship for different “requests”.
If you are not in a hurry before you need to head on to your next destination, I recommend that you stop and enjoy Hakone-yumoto for a short time.
Kiyomizudera, also known as the Pure Water Temple is one of more famous temples in Japan. This temple is located up in a hill in the east of Kyoto. One of the things that stands out is the wooden stage in the main hall that is 13 meters above the hill. During the spring period, this will give you an amazing view of the cherry blossom. From the wooden stage, you will also able to see Kyoto city in the distance. Kiyomizudera is also inside the list of UNESCO World Heritage.