This attractive shrine in Yamashina is dedicated to Ōishi Kuranosuke Yoshio, leader of the famous 47 Ronin. Most interesting was the small museum containing many documents and illustrations related to the 47 Ronin story. The shrine is set at the foot of the hills between Yamashina and Fushimi, and is surrounded by lush vegetation. I visited in June, which is Japan's rainy season, and needed to take shelter in the museum during a sudden downpour.
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I came to Japan in 2003 to teach English. I lived in Shiga prefecture for 1 year, and it still holds a special place in my heart. I lived in Kyoto for 9 years, then moved to Machida, Tokyo in 2014 after meeting my Japanese partner. I love to take photos, and my Japan in Pictures Facebook page has some 40,000 followers. I have been the Regional Partner for Yamanashi Prefecture since 2014.I am enjoying exploring the prefectures around Tokyo (I like to get off the beaten track), and I hope the photos and stories I share will encourage more people to discover this wonderful country.