Travel tip (Izumo)

Bentenjima and Inasanohama Beach (Gaijin Pot website: https://travel.gaijinpot.com/benten-jima-and-inasanohama-beach/) A godly reunion. In spiritual Shimane prefecture, there’s a sacred beach where eight million gods are believed to congregate once a year to determine the destiny of lovers. Located less than a kilometer … Continue reading

L.A. Oshogatsu (New Year)

Shinto opportunity in the City of Angels coming up! Little Tokyo in Los Angeles celebrates New Year’s Day with an Oshogatasu Festival. Live entertainment, stalls, Japanese food, mochi-making, taiko, kendo – and a Shinto priestess with sacred items on offer. … Continue reading

Touring Mt Daisen

At 1,729 meters, Daisen rises as the tallest mountain in western Japan. It’s in Tottori Prefecture, on the way to the Izumo province of ancient myth.  In the winter, the area transforms into the Okudaisen ski resort, drawing ski fans … Continue reading

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