In around 2 weeks Kawaguchiko will be the hot spot of everyone looking for some amazing Mt. Fuji and Sakura Combo!
Gonna be crazy in a week or so! So get ready for the 2019 Sakura tsunami all over the internet!
Having been a port since the medieval times, Shukunegi went through a prosperous 17th century brought about by the Sado Kinzan Gold Mine. It was developed as a kitamaebune (a famous shipping route from the Edo period) port of call for the merchant shipping industry. Facing a small inlet, Shukunegi is characterized by the crowded rows of over 100 houses built with plate walls made from ship planks. It has been designated as a National Important Preservation Area for Traditional Buildings and Architecture.
Get ready for some Sakura Madness, it seems that we are just about a week or two away from the first cherry blossoms!!!! So stay tune!
Waiting for the perfect ray of light to start shooting! Cold as hell but happy! Have a great day everyone!!!
Founded in 1349 as the first Jishu School temple in Sado, Shokoji is a small little temple tucked away in the back of the little Shukunegi village south of Sado Island. Shokoji has been enshrining the Tokai Benzaiten or the sea-crossing goddess, since its inception and has continuously been worshiped as a guardian deity protecting against shipwrecks, and as a goddess of artistry. Another of Shokoji temple’s most treasured artifacts is its gorgeous Tokai Benzaiten painting donated by the master artist Mahori Hogan Yoshitaka.
Used for centuries by local fisherman living on the Ogi Peninsula, Hangiri are simple washtub boats made of cedar and bamboo grown on Sado Island. While Hangiri are no longer used by fisherman, it is still possible to enjoy a little “Hangiri” ride at different locations around Sado Island! Note that these washtub boats are also known in Japanese as Tarai-Bune and were even featured in the Anime Spirited Away!
Majestic view of Mount Fuji from Enoshima. The recent weather was quite humid and it really help with the snow!!!! Hope it will stay like this for a while or at least until Hanami! (Cherry Tree viewing). More photos and 4K Videos at www.TokyoStreetView.com
Aomori prefecture is famous all over Japan for its amazing Nebuta Matsuri. Taking place during the summer it is possible however to enjoy Aomori beautiful Nebuta all year long in many dedicated Museum like the Nebuta Warasse (ねぶたの家 ワ・ラッセ)!
Onogmae is a beautiful monolith up north of Sado Island. Know for its beautiful amur daylily (Tobishima kanzo) flowers, Onogmae is definitively a little pearl worth checking when visiting Sado Island!! More photos and 4K Videos at www.TokyoStreetView.com
A good month prior to the Cherry blossom season, the early bloomer Sakura of Kawazu city mark the start of spring! What the 4K Video of this preview here on our YouTube channel!!! https://youtube.com/tokyostreetview