Arashiyama Bamboo Forrest. Credit: Alexander De Leon Battista. Licensed under CC. Original modified.
Kansai, Kyoto, Parks and Gardens

Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

In the scenic town of Arashiyama, on the outskirts of Kyoto, is one of Kyotos most famous attractions: Arashiyama Bamboo Grove. BOOK Tour of Arashiyama Bamboo Grove and Tenryu-ji The bamboo Forest, which is also known under the name Sagano Bamboo Forest, is probably among the top 3 attractions in Kyoto, in close competition with …

Sumiyoshi Shrine (Hakata)
Fukuoka, Kyushu, Temples and Shrines

Sumiyoshi Shrine (Hakata)

Sumiyoshi Shrine is a seafarers shinto shrine in central Fukuoka, and is presumably the oldest shinto shrine in Kyushu. The current buildings date back to 1623, but the shrine existed long before that. In a charming, wooded park, near the Naka river in Hakata-ku, Fukuoka one finds the historic Sumiyoshi shrine. Sumiyoshi shrines are shinto …