Takachiho Shrine want as many people as possible to experience the culture of night kagura performances.
Niigata Prefecture produces the best rice in Japan.
The trade ships that sailed the Sea of Japan coast and called at Niigata brought with them a wealth of goods which helped the port cities flourish.
This is not just rafting for pleasure, but team building training that includes learning before and after the trip, as well as when coming down the river.
Cedar stick burning (Goma in Japanese) is an esoteric Buddhist rite that is said to be originated from India passed down through the generation to this day.
Ojika Island is located in the northernmost of the Goto Islands in the East China Sea, west of Japan.
This is where the two stories meet: the primitive nature existing far before human beings were born.
After completing the 785 steps to the main shrine of Kompira Shrine, the paintings by a renowned artist from Edo period Maruyama Okyo on the sliding doors of Omote Shoin awaits you.
It was also home to a powerful ancient civilization.
Hike the field in Japanese traditional shoes, Jikatabi, that Ninjas also used to wear.
Let’s begin the day with a hike up the famous Shojigataki Waterfall.
Onidaiko is a traditional performing art only found on Sado that is performed at festivals