Dec 30, 2011

Inari, Hachiman, Tenjin, the Shinto shrine there are many kinds.

Shrines are dedicated to various gods.
Ise Jingu Shrine dedicated to "Amaterasu Omikami (Amaterasu - Wikipedia)" and Yasaka Shrine dedicated to "Susanowo (Susanoo - Wikipedia)" are famous.
The most popular type in a familiar shrine, "Inari Shrine," "Hachimangu"and "Tenmangu" is said.
Only occasionally visited by the shrine, is also interesting to know what you have dedicated to God.

Torii in Engyoji Temple
Torii can be seen in the precincts of the temple in rare cases.

Dec 25, 2011

How to worship - Manners in Jinja

Tips for general manners of worship to the shrine.

1. When you pass through the torii
2. Manners in Chozuya (Chozuya - Wikipedia)
3. How to worship

Until now, when I went to the shrine, and worship it was just following someone's example, I examine the proper manner.

Dec 21, 2011

Kibitsu Shrine - Okayama, Okayama Prefecture

About 10 minutes walk from Kibitsu Station JR.

Bizen Ichinomiya Station is located next to Kibitsu Station, and a Bicycle rentals, and bike trails to Soja Station. Along this course, "Kibitsuhiko Shrine", "Tsukuriyama Tumulus", "Bitchu Kokubunji Temple" and more, to the north is "Demon Castle (Ki Castle - Wikipedia)" there. This whole region is Momotaro Legend (Momotaro - Wikipedia) has been the birthplace of the said.

Pine tree-lined streets leading to Kibitsu Shrine from Kibitsu Station

Dec 18, 2011

Okayama Korakuen Garden - Okayama, Okayama Prefecture

About 25 minutes walk from Okayama Station JR.
About 15 minutes by bus from Okayama Station JR.

One of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan. Asahigawa River to sandwich the other side in the Okayama Castle.In the park has also been bred red-crowned crane.
Around Okayama Castle, Prefectural Museum and Art Museum There is.

Tsurumi Bridge
Have crossed the bridge before the main gate of this Korakuen.

Dec 13, 2011

Shoshazan Engyoji Temple - Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture

About 30 minutes by bus from Himeji Station JR, about 5 minutes from there ropeway.

Shoshazan Engyoji Temple (Engyoji - Wikipedia) is Tendai temple (Tendai - Wikipedia). "Hieizan West" called. In recent years, the movie "The Last Samurai" is famous as a filming location.
There are some legends that his youth learned Musashibo Benkei (Benkei - Wikipedia).

The view from the ropeway

Dec 12, 2011

Himeji Castle - Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture

About 20 minutes walk from Himeji Station JR.

Himeji Castle has become Japanese National Treasure and UNESCO World Heritage Site. "White Egret Castle" also called. Over five years from October 2009, with a large castle tower restoration work.
Around the Himeji City Museum of Art, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of History, Himeji City Zoo, there is.

Large castle tower is covered in the roofed scaffolding.

Dec 10, 2011

Tottori Sand Dunes - Tottori, Tottori Prefecture

About 30 minutes by bus from Tottori Station JR.

In the dunes, you can also ride a camel or horse-drawn carriage ride. In addition, the Geo Park Centre is dedicated to a wheelchair loan dunes.

Get off the bus, in front of the entrance.
To the left of the stairs is also wheelchair ramps.

Dec 9, 2011

Tottori Castle - Tottori, Tottori Prefecture

About 25 minutes walk from Tottori Station JR.
About 10 minutes by bus from Tottori Station JR.

At the foot of the Castle, Jinpukaku, Tottori Prefectural Museum, there is. Within the museum can be seen living japanese giant salamander of special natural monument.

If you continue to follow the main street from Tottori Station to Prefectural office building, a short distance from Tottori Castle.

Dec 7, 2011

Mukaiyama Tumulus - Yonago, Tottori Prefecture

About 30 minutes walk from Yodoe Station JR

Near the sites of the Yayoi period (300 BC to 300 AD) of Japan's largest "Mukibanda site", "Kamiyodo Hakuhono Oka Museum", "Kodaino Oka Park," there is.

Mukaiyama Tumulus were built between the late 5th century 6th century.

Adachi Museum of Art - Yasugi, Shimane Prefecture

20 minutes by free shuttle from Yasugi Station JR.
The shuttle bus between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm, about 10 are out.
Parking is fairly broad, including for the tourist bus.

And the Japanese Garden, Japanese paintings, such as represented by Taikan Yokoyama, has a number of art exhibits.

Adachi Museum of Art surrounding countryside

Dec 6, 2011

Shigeru Mizuki Museum - Sakaiminato, Tottori Prefecture

About 15 minutes from Sakai Station JR.
Upon exiting the station, right in front of the "Shigeru Mizuki Road" has become.

JR Yonago Station of Sakai Line, there is a monument of Kitaro, the train has been painted a monster, a monster with a name to each station.

Shigeru Mizuki Road with a statue of the monster's everywhere.

Matsue Castle - Matsue, Shimane Prefecture

25 minutes walk from Ichibata Matsue Shinjiko Onsen Station.
About 5 minutes by bus from Ichibata Matsue Shinjiko Onsen Station.
About 30 minutes walk from JR Matsue Station.
10 minutes by bus from JR Matsue Station.

Matsue castle is. It is also fun to explore on foot, who have no confidence in the strength is not recommended.

Moat viewed from Ootemae.

Dec 5, 2011

Izumo Oyashiro - Izumo, Shimane Prefecture

Also known as Izumo Grand Shrine or Izumo Taisya.

About 25 minutes by bus from Izumo Station JR.
About 25 minutes from Ichibata Dentetsu Izumo Station to Izumo Taisya mae Station (transfer time).

The number is often times are more trains than buses. If you'll be reluctant to use the bus time. However, there is a taste of local line trains, is also regrettable that no use at all.

JR Izumo City Station
Ichibata Dentetsu Izumo Station is next to this.

Dec 2, 2011

Rurikouji - Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi Prefecture

Rurikoji about 20 minutes walk from Yamaguchi Station JR.
Way, through the front of the prefectural government and the park and museum.

Statue of Takachika Mohri in Kameyama Park.