Taking a detour to Ise Grand Shrine (伊勢神宮) recently on the way to Koyasan in Wakayama prefecture was a delight. Once again visitors were few which meant more time to slow down and enjoy the scenery.
Utsutsu Shrine is in my hometown of Kasugai, northeast of Nagoya and now is the best time of year to visit. I usually cycle past it a couple of times a week on one of my regular rides into the nearby hills. It’s a small shrine with a nice garden and pond tucked away behind […]
I’ve been to Ise Grand Shrine three times now and enjoy it every time I go. It’s quite a contrast to the busy concrete-lined streets of Tokyo, Osaka, or Nagoya. Located in Ise, Mie Prefecture, the collection of Shinto shrines are collectively know as Ise Jingu (伊勢神宮) and are dedicated to the Japanese sun goddess Amaterasu-ōmikami. […]