Spring at Tachiki Shrine in Kusatsu

Deer statues and cherry blossom

By Cathy Cawood    - 1 min read

Although Tachiki Shrine is not large or imposing, it looked very pretty in the Spring sunshine with cherry trees dropping their pale pink petals over the paths. There are a number of statues of deer around the grounds, some of them very old-looking. You can reach it by walking along a street lined with cute old shops, and stop in at wonderful Kusatsu Juku along the way.

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Cathy Cawood

Cathy Cawood @cathy.cawood

 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.