Komagata Shrine

Hello all! Tiny post here. I received a GoPro as an early birthday present, so this evening Paul and I went out to the rice fields to practice with it in preparation for our Kyoto trip next month! On our way home we found ourselves near a tiny shrine called Komagata. (The light was almost … Continue reading Komagata Shrine

Toshogu Shrine, Nikko

Hi everybody! Last week Monday was a holiday, so our lovely friend Yusuke drove us and a couple others up to Nikko. Nikko is about two hours north of Tokyo, nestled up in the mountains of Tochigi Prefecture. It’s famous for the ornate Toshogu Shrine, the resting place of the founder of the Tokugawa shogunate, … Continue reading Toshogu Shrine, Nikko

Goho Temple

Across the street from my old school is a Buddhist temple called Goho Temple. In Japanese its name is 五宝寺, which roughly translates to “Temple of the Five Treasures.” I’m not quite sure what the treasures are, but it certainly is a beautiful place! All throughout Tatebayashi are a scattering of Buddhist temples and Shinto … Continue reading Goho Temple