Mount Gozaisho – Nagoya Day Trip Destination

August 22, 2015 by Ray Proper

An hour outside of Nagoya on the Kintetsu line is  Gozaisho-Dake’s 1,210 meter peak.  It is a great hike up the highest peak in the Suzuka Mountain Range, and it offers great views of Shiga and Mie Prefectures, the beautiful snow capped Japan Alps, as well as the waters of Ise Bay and Lake Biwa. […]

Ise Grand Shrine, Mie – One of the Most Sacred Spots in Japan

July 22, 2014 by Mark Guthrie

Japanese folklore has it that Yata no kagami, or the “eight hand mirror,” was brought to earth by Ninigi-no-Mikoto; legendary ancestor of the Japanese imperial line.  The mirror is one of the Three Imperial Regalia or Three Sacred Treasures of Japan, and possession is passed from emperor to emperor to confirm the divine right of succession. The Imperial […]