Sakura Report: Kawazu Cherry Blossom Festival 2019

February cherry blossoms and scrumptious festival food without the dense crowds.


The Magnificent Ceiling of Enpuku-ji

Not many temples allow you to lie down to take photos of the ceiling. Enpuku-ji in Choshi does.

[Shizuoka] Kunōzan Tōshōgū

When Tokugawa Ieyasu died, Kunōzan Tōshōgū in Shizuoka Prefecture was built to enshrine his remains. They were lated moved to Nikko, but it is said that a part still remains in its original resting place. To this day, Kunōzan Tōshōgū remains a spectacular feat—an ornate shrine fit for a fearsome ruler.

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