Genre : Shrines & Temples
Area : Yuya & Heki
The impressive structure of this pair of rocks faces the rough waves of the Sea of Japan from Tateishi Fishing Harbor, and is said to be only one of a few pairs of such great rock pairs in Japan.
On the summit is enshrined a wooden sculpture of the bodhisattva Kannon, ornamented with gold leaf. The shrine serves as a visual reminder of the intense faith of the simple coast peoples, as it is said to be a relic passed on after the Shimabara Rebellion of 1637.
During the right season, nearly 3,000 blooming hydrangea will greet you at this zen temple.Read more
Motonosumi Shrine was selected by CNN Travel as one of the "31 Most Beautiful Places in Japan."Read more
With gently revolving wind turbines and 18,000 azalea blossoming, this knoll makes for a lovely photo spot!Read more