The valleys of Tofuku-ji Temple put on fresh green colors in May. They contain a beautiful variation of maple, pine, cedar and so on. Walking up the temple's covered wooden bridge and gentle stone steps, you will feel as if you are floating in a deep forest. The covered corridors curve to the right and the left, and finally reach Kaizan-do Hall and its beautiful courtyard. You can sit on the wooden floor and enjoy the garden. Take your time and soak in the bracing green! The view of autumn leaves is another scenic charm.
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Japan is a small island nation, but we have a huge number of surprising things to discover here. Many of these delights can be found when you step off the main street onto small side paths. I really enjoy studying about and researching various aspects of traditional Japanese culture, and then sharing this information with visitors to Japan. I hope you will enjoy it, too! ARTICLE INDEX & PHOTOS: An index of most of my Japan Travel articles can be found at the entry page of my blog, and my photos are shown here. 日本はとても小さな国ですが、大通りから一本小道に入ればたくさんの発見があります。日本人が積み重ねてきた歴史を学びながら、古い建物や庭を訪ね、物語の舞台となった景色を眺めて、皆様といっしょに日本文化の奥深さを探求していきたいと思います。