So I sadly left my wonderful time at Mt. Fuji to head westward to the city of Nagoya. My time in Yamanashi was an experience out of this world, the hiking, the amazing views, the family I stayed with, and my introduction to ‘no-kill’ hunting with specialized clothing. An experience I won’t soon forget!
I’m staying in a Hostel now (this one) and it’s a pretty nice place. Much nicer than most other hostels I’ve been in.
Getting around the city is quite a task if I can call it that, I have almost been hit a couple times already.
Aside from the danger of traffic, the architecture is really something to see. A blend of modern structures blended with traditional style Japanese architecture with the peaked roofs.
Atsuta Jingu Shrine
Yesterday I went to the Atsuta Jingu Shrine.
It was awesome! Here’s a little bit I took of their website:
“Atsuta Jingu was originally founded about 1900 years ago, when the sacred sword Kusanagi-no-tsurugi, one of the Imperial symbols, was enshrined. Atsuta was chosen as the site for the shrine by Miyasuhime-no-Mikoto, daughter of Owari-no-kuni-no-miyatsuko and wife of the then Prince Yamatotakeru-no-Mikoto, who had died leaving the sword in Hikami.”
The atmosphere was so tranquil and the history was rich. Definitely worth seeing if you are in Nagoya.
I actually ran into a couple other American there on their honeymoon (Sue & Bill). We are heading to the Tokugawa Art Museum which I am excited for!
I’ll most likely spend a few more days here exploring the sites.