In Part 2 of my coverage on the Yamanobe no Michi hike, I explored the rest of the shrines and temples after Omiwa Jinja, all the way to Isonokami Jingu.
Category: Historic Sites
Yamanobe no Michi, The Oldest Road in Japan: Part 1
A pleasant hike from Omiwa Jinja to Isonokami Jingu along what is said to be Japan's oldest road - the Yamanobe no Michi which is mentioned in the Nihon Shoki.
Spectacular Views of the Kitan Strait from Oishi Park
Oishi Park, the former site of Yura Fortress which was built to protect access to Osaka Bay through the Kitan Strait today offers a look at the remains of batteries. The observatories and lookout points from the park gives a great view of Osaka Bay, the Kitan Strait and the Tomogashima Islands nearby.
Saga-Toriimoto Preserved Street and the Nenbutsu-ji Temples, Kyoto Travel
Continuing my trip in hidden Arashiyama, exploring the somber Adashino Nenbutsu-ji and the whimsical statues in Otagi Nenbutsuji, while walking through the Saga-Toriimoto Preserved Street.
Travel back in time: Walking the Nakasendo in Kiso Valley
Hiking the old Nakasendo, from the preserved post towns of Magome to Tsumago in the Kiso Valley.
Cycling around looking for tombs: Asuka, Nara
A visit around Asuka on bicycle, once the capital of Japan during the Asuka period (year 538 to 710).