Rather than post about Day 2 of our Summer Road, I’ll instead discuss the only place we visited that day. This is one of my most off-the-beaten-path posts so far. If you travel to Kyushu by car, I recommend a visit to Yutoku Inari Shrine (祐徳稲荷神社).
(The website can be found here.)
Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社) is known as the Fox Shrine and renown for the thousands of vermillion torii gates lining the walkways. It is dedicated to Inari, the shinto god of rice. Foxes are Inari’s messengers and that’s why they’re everywhere at Inari.
A ton of posts have been written about this magical place, but I want to share my own take on it.
I should not have worn my red flats. The weather turned foul.
Firstly, I am sorry this post went live before it was finished. Thank you everyone who liked it anyway.
Have you heard of the Japan Alps?
They’re a gorgeous snow-capped mountain chain in western Japan, but one that is not easy to reach.
Another year, another Golden Week.
I prefer traveling by car through the Japanese countryside. Free of the hassle of suitcases, you can absorb the roadside vistas of Japan’s imposing mountains and cozy villages.
The ultimate viewpoint to photograph Mt. Fuji with Cherry Blossoms.
I finally made it to this famous viewpoint that’s on all the postcards of Japan. It’s where you can see a red pagoda with Mt. Fuji and cherry blossoms in the backdrop. Continue reading
The Weeping Sakura known as Shiradezakura.
In Yamanashi Prefecture, nestled high in the mountains, there is a small town named Minobuma that claims to be the creators of the first Weeping Sakura.