Oze Iwakura Resort Hotel
Travel Blogs from Katashina-mura
... You can also find shrines inside of shopping malls. There are
vending machines and convenience stores on every street, as well as small
and large shrines.
Objects are also designed with the purpose of providing all amenities
in a small place. Toilets are built into sinks in hotel bathrooms. The
controls of the air conditioning and lights of the room are also built into
#2- Everything is in ...
... most of the crowd there. Waterfalls trickled down the hillsides and green moss covered giant stone lanterns lining the paths to the shrines. Over a dozen buildings make up the complex, and unlike most shrines (Shrines hold the deified spirits of the dead-not the bodies) in Japan, these are elaborately carved and painted or covered in gold leaf. It's absolutely breathtaking when combined with the natural beauty of the place. There was so much to ...
This morning Cole and I got up at 5:00 am and walked about a mile to
Tenmongu Shrine this morning. As we walked along the road, the buildings
became older and older as we approached the base of the mountain. The
architecture is very rustic and intricate. The 30 foot walls of the shrine
were covered in relief, and even a 6 inch bird had every single feather
depicted. Detail is very important here. This is also true to everyday
life. When the maids ...
... much. He often stopped me from overworking as well.
After that we went out to eat at a place that people from Tokyo go to when they are in Kiryu because the noodles there are one of a kind in Japan. The noodles are flat, about 18 in long, and 6 inches across. They were created to reflect the textile industry of Kiryu.
Early to bed last night, to readjust. I was able to get about 8 hours of sleep, so I feel much better.
... scrollwork decorated almost every surface. We also climbed up a winding and steep staircase (200 steps even) through a serene forest to the austere and sacred mausoleum of Ieyasu Tokugawa. It was quite a pleasant change from the busy atmosphere (countless busloads of tourists and school trips) of the buildings below.
After a few hours wandering around there, we walked by the Futarasan Shrine and Taiyuinbuyo, and ...