Last year, I traveled to west of Japan, one of the world heritage sites in Japan. Mt. Koya, or Koyasan, is famous as a center of Shingon Buddhism. I visited there and enjoyed night tour which is conducted by Ekoin . Then I visited three Shinto shrines on the route of pilgrimage routes, Kumano kodo.
I took some photos of manhole covers there as usual. The first one was taken in Koyasan on the way to the night tour visiting site, Okuno-in. It's out of focus, sorry.
There are a lot of important buddhist structures in Koyasan, for it has developed as a major Buddhist city in Japan.
After leaving Koyasan, I visited three major shinto shrines on the Kumano pilgrimage route which was designated as a world heritage site. The photo below is Kumano Hongu Taisha. I stayed in a ryokan in Yunomine onsen and there I took the pictures below.
Yunomine onsen's Tsubo-yu is aslo included in the world heritage.
I bathed in the Tsubo-yu hot spring and it was really good.
The picture above was taken in Nachikatsuura and Nachi is famous for its Nachi Fall.
Nachi Taisha Shinto Shrine enshrines Nachi fall as its deity.
Akiko lives in a city next to Hakodate and loves to drive around Hakodate and surrounding area. I hope people who visit or live in the Southwest area of Hokkaido come to love the area, too. 函館の隣町在住で道南エリアのドライブ大好きAkikoです。道南を訪れたり、住んでいる人が土地を好きになってくれたらなぁ、と思います。