Mysterious Rocks at Hachiman Jinja

Could it be a ruined garden or building?

By Cathy Cawood    - 1 min read

Do you like ruins? I do! They always inspire my curiosity. Unfortunately I couldn't find any information about this sloping, tree covered corner full of tumbled rocks behind Hachiman Jinja in Kofu. Some of the rocks were large, and possibly had cut edges. The trees were clearly not ancient, so perhaps they grew up after whatever was here was destroyed in the bombing of Kofu during World War Two. You can follow a path through the trees to Hachiman Jinja.

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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 one year, and it still holds a special place in my heart. I lived in Kyoto for nine 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.