Let your heart be filled with delight on a journey through beautiful West Japan.
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Shrouded in hushed silence and mystery, the trails leading up Mount Inari are lined with 5000 torii gates. Visitors can savour its simple yet delicious fox-shaped rice crackers, or Kitsune Senbei.
The museum features the Japanese giant salamander, which is native to Kyoto’s Kamogawa river and designated as a Special Natural Treasure of Japan, as well as approximately 15,000 marine animals and around 250 different species.
Enveloped in rich green, the park incorporates the Cenotaph for the A-bomb victims, the Atomic Bomb Dome, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and many other memorials and monuments commemorating the bombing of the city and expressing a strong wish for world peace.
Miyajima, a Unesco World Heritage Site, has long been regarded as an island where Gods dwell and where the splendour of nature is the object of worship. Traditionally ranked as one of the three most scenic spots in Japan, its star attraction in the vermilion torii (shrine gate) which visitors can walk to at low tide. At high tide a visit to Itsukushima Shrine feels like one is walking on the sea.
Children and adults alike will be delighted by the museum’s numerous attractions, including a chance to ride a train pulled by the famous SL Steam locomotive and to experience the job of a real train conductor.
Nine hundred meters above sea level, Mount Koya represents a sublime blend of history, culture and natural beauty. Founded 1200 years ago by Kukai, one of Japan’s most important religious figures, it continues to be an important place of worship for many.