the back entrance

Sannomiya Shrine

A Clever Hawk Hides Its Talons The downtown area of Kobe City, Sannomiya takes its name from Sannomiya Shrine. Sannomiya is located in a district of Chuo-ku (‘Central Ward’ in English) in Kobe City. There […]

Sanko-mon Gate

Kitano Tenmangu Shrine

This Is Kitano Tenmangu Shrine There are many old Shinto shrines in Kyoto, and Kitano Tenmangu Shrine is one of them. Built in 947, it is the first Shinto shrine that enshrines an actual person […]


Sakura (Sewari-tei in Yawata City, Kyoto)

Yawata Cherry Blossom Festival I went to see cherry blossoms (Japanese: sakura) at Sewari-tei in Yawata City, Kyoto. ‘Sewari-tei’ means ‘a separation levee’, and it is located at the confluence of three rivers – Kizu […]