A year ago I had started with this blog and throughout this year I truly hope I could bring you closer to Japan, its culture and society, plus its unique business style. As a celebration for the 1st birthday of this blog, let me introduce you to my top 5 favorite spots in Japan. While some might be part of the typical tourist agenda, some sports are a bit further away from the beaten path.
Todaiji has a deeper meaning for me, because on my first trip to Japan it was the spot where I decided to come back to Japan. Simply because I felt at home. Since then whenever I have big events or changes in my life, a visit to my favorite Buddha is a must.
While the statue was consecrated in 752, the wooden structure burned down a couple of times due to local wars with the final construction during Edo Period. This wooden structure is still the largest wooden structure in the world.
2. Doi (Hotel Fujiya):
Quiet country side, good view of the ocean, marvelous food… do I have to say more?
While on the top you can admire the waterfall, I enjoy as well the walk from the bottom up to the shrine, because it gives you a good sense that thousands of people for hundreds years had been traveling this road to pray.
Thank you very much for all your time spent reading or commenting on this blog. I am looking forward to give you further insights to Japan.
All the best from a very happy
Sibylle Ito (シビル伊藤)