pilgrimage

Visit the Seven Lucky Gods on Your New Year’s Pilgrimage

Many Japanese people are quite superstitious: they believe in luck and fortune tellings. In addition to different kinds of lucky charms, black eggs and several animals, there is a set of seven deities called ‘shichifukujin’ (seven lucky gods) that are supposed to bring you luck. The pictures and sculptures of these deities are worshipped and…

View the volcanic fumes while hiking Mt. Ontake

Mount Ontake is one of the most famous hiking locations near Nagano. It is the 14th highest mountains and one of the most active volcanoes of Japan. Mount Ontake is having a height of 3067meters. Unfortunately, without any warnings, it erupted very recently on Sep 27, 2014 causing the death of many of the hikers…

5 of The Most Beautiful Shrines in Japan

There are thousands of shrines scattered all over Japan, and if you are planning on visiting them all. It would take thousands of years as well. So in your few days or weeks in Japan, to shorten your educational tour and immersion, here is a shortlist of the most beautiful shrines in Japan you might…

Want To Follow the Past? Ohenro 88 Temple Pilgrimage

Temple #11, Fujiidera Author’s photo If you would walk up in the sky you can reach the International Space Station. And then you can walk down again, and up again – and then you would’ve to walk 1200 kilometer. Finally, you can reach the Ohenro 88 Temple Pilgrimage in Japan. A beautiful Buddist temple surrounded…

The Beauty of Shikoku Island and a Life-Changing Pilgrimage

Just before starting this topic you should keep in mind that very few people are actually capable of doing it completely. However, for those who aren’t able of extreme hiking, don’t worry there trains and bicycles to help you and even if you just see a part of the Shikoku Island, you’ll be truly amazed!…