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Kyushu | Fukuoka Sightseeing

Matsumoto Azalea Park, a Flower Paradise in Nagasaki!

Azalea Blooming in Spring! Near Omura City, just about an hour drive from Nagasaki city, you have the opportunity to experience a magical wonderland. These multicolored blooms will make you feel as though you are inside a painting. Plan your trip to the Flower Festival in Matsumoto Azalea Park! If…
Sokushinbutus refers to the practice of self-mummification that was followed by a mountainous dwelling sect of Buddhist monks who were called Shugen-do.
Culture Sponsored Tohoku | Sendai

Sokushinbutsu: Pay Your Respects to Japan’s Self Mummified Buddhist Monks

Sponsored by The Tourism Association of Central Region in Fukushima Prefecture What is Sokushinbutsu? Throughout Northern Japan you can find them, scattered among the mountainous regions of Yamagata and Fukushima Prefectures. Tucked away in small inconspicuous temples are a handful of monks who willingly chose…
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Activities Sightseeing Sponsored Tokai | Nagoya

Shizuoka: Shrines Dedicated to Fujisan and a Lava Cave to the East of Mount Fuji

Sponsored by the Shizuoka Prefecture Tourism Association   To the east of Mount Fuji (Shizuoka Prefecture) there are three must-see places to visit if you have the opportunity: first Fuji Sengen-jinja and Suyama Sengen-jinja, two shrines dedicated to Princess Konohanasakuya, the Shintō divinity associated with Mount Fuji, and…