Hiking

Hiking with Forever a Nomad

Unfortunately, I was limited in the time that I had to explore the various hiking trails, but there are many more places and things to visit, such as Okusha.  This is a hilltop shrine that incorporates a beautiful walk through massive cedar trees and interesting shrine buildings. Check out this website for more information on this activity.

Zenko-ji Temple

Zenko-ji Temple

While most Japanese towns were built around castles and harbors, this town was constructed around the temple. This temple is one of the most predominant temples in Japan. Founded in the 7th century this temple houses the very first Buddhist statue ever to be brought to Japan when Buddhism was introduced in the 6th century. However, you […]

Jigokundani Monkey Park

Jigokundani Monkey Park

Jigokundani Monkey Park, Japan omg, this was the best!!! This PARK offers the unique experience of seeing these cute little guys in the “wild”. I originally understood this to be a natural park that just existed in nature. To my surprise, the park is completely manmade for the benefit of both monkeys and humans. Some […]

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