The climb up, was not easy a task; the darkness shrouding the jutting rocks, the chill of the night aggravated by the never ending winds and the ice cold rain; the sore muscles and the thumbing heart, the head pounding from the lack of breathing air, the hurdles almost making me to stop and return.
Come winter, the gardens of Nabana-no-Sato are adorned with a million tiny coloured lights, twinkling all the way, atune to the background score…
The Shikenen Sengu, a set of ceremonies, being followed to the book for the past 1,300 years, makes the Jingu, eternally old and always new at the same time.
Mt. Gozaisho, a 1200 ft, high peak, the highest on the Suzuka ranges, is located some 50 km from Tsu, and is an ideal day’s hiking trip.
What made the food more tasty was the way it was served, always with a smile. The making of the food, involved a lot of care and attention to detail, an art by itself, was pleasing to the eye too.
A quite little town tucked in the mountain provinces of Japan, known in the tourist world as ‘little Kyoto’, Takayama demands much more than a passing attention…
The setting sun, the white snow and all the high power lights, merged in and out, bringing out an array of colours, ranging from white through golden-yellow, illuminating the whole village.