Post Tagged with: "Shiga-ken"

by / on March 14, 2014 at 8:57 PM / in My Travels, Shiga-ken

Travelling Adventures in Shigaraki, Shiga-ken!

White day in Japan: Today is “White Day” here in Japan and for those who do not know what this meaneth, well, it’s the opposite of Valentine’s Day. On Valentine’s Day “Girls-Ladies and wife’s” give to us “men” chocolate. Cool right? Well, on White day we need to return that favor.For the occasion, I went with my wife to a […]

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by / on September 17, 2013 at 3:32 PM / in My Travels, Shiga-ken

Iwama-dera: High-up on Iwamazan in Ōtsu-shi!

Last week Friday (13th) we, my friend Barry and I, went for a hike in the Kasatori area of Kyoto. It was a fine day and although we had an early start it started to get hot very quickly. After a steep climb we arrived at our first destination, the tranquil mountain shrine of Seiryu Gu (清瀧宮), in the small […]

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by / on August 8, 2013 at 12:12 PM / in Lake Biwa, My Travels

The “White Beard” shrine; Shirahige Jinja (白鬚神社) by Lake Biwa!

Shirahige Jinja (白鬚神社) is a Shinto shrine in Takashima in Shiga Prefecture, Japan. The shrine is dedicated to Sarutahiko Ōkami (猿田毘古大神). It is the head shrine of the Shirahige Shrines around the country. It seems the Shirahige Jinja (白鬚神社) has a long history, it was founded in 1603 and Toyotomi Hideyoshi had something to do with it. Its most famous landmark […]

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