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白川温泉 竹ふえ 竹林の湯 Takefue Bamboo Forest Bath 1

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A: 白川温泉 竹ふえ 竹林の湯 Takefue Bamboo Forest Bath

od Kudo Kenji Photograph, less than 10 meters away

白川温泉 竹ふえ Shirakawa source mountain villa Takefue  

白川温泉 竹ふえ 竹林の湯 Takefue Bamboo Forest Bath

B: Kurokawa Onsen

od Thomas Humeau, 1.7 km daleko

The little village of Kurokawa Onsen (lit. Hot Springs of the black river) is a preserved old village...

Kurokawa Onsen

C: Kurokawa Onsen

od Thomas Humeau, 1.8 km daleko

The little village of Kurokawa Onsen (lit. Hot Springs of the black river) is a preserved old village...

Kurokawa Onsen

D: Kurokawa Onsen

od Thomas Humeau, 1.8 km daleko

The little village of Kurokawa Onsen (lit. Hot Springs of the black river) is a preserved old village...

Kurokawa Onsen

E: Kurokawa Onsen

od Thomas Humeau, 1.8 km daleko

The little village of Kurokawa Onsen (lit. Hot Springs of the black river) is a preserved old village...

Kurokawa Onsen

F: 界阿蘇 露天風呂 KAI Aso Open Air Bath

od Kudo Kenji Photograph, 4.2 km daleko

KAI Aso  Escape to the Land of the FireKAI is a collection of ryokan, traditional Japanese inns, all ...

界阿蘇 露天風呂 KAI Aso Open Air Bath

G: daikanpo

od kazuaki kashima, 10.8 km daleko

daikanpo

H: 大観峰(遠見ヶ鼻) Daikanbo-Peak ASO,Kumamoto.

od Kudo Kenji Photograph, 11.0 km daleko

Daikanbo Peak is one of the peaks of Aso northern somma, which is located north east of Uchimaki Onse...

大観峰(遠見ヶ鼻) Daikanbo-Peak ASO,Kumamoto.

I: Yume no ootsurihashi dream suspension bridge

od Thomas Humeau, 13.9 km daleko

At 173m over the Naruko-gawa gorge on a span of 390m, The Yume "Dream" Suspension Bridge is the large...

Yume no ootsurihashi dream suspension bridge

J: 杖立稲荷大明神 Tsuetate Inari Daimyoujin.

od Kudo Kenji Photograph, 16.8 km daleko

約1800年前に開湯したとされる杖立温泉の傍らにある「正一位おいなりさん」。杖立の地名は、その名は、一説には、杖の助けを借りてやってきた人が、湯治により健康を取り戻し、帰る時には杖なしで済むという弘法大...

杖立稲荷大明神 Tsuetate Inari Daimyoujin.

This panorama was taken in Japan

This is an overview of Japan

The eight islands of Japan sprang into existence through Divine Intervention.

The first two gods who came into existence were Izanagi no Mikoto and Izanami no Mikoto, the Exalted Male and Exalted Female. It was their job to make the land for people to live on.

They went to the bridge between heaven and earth and, using a jewel-encrusted halberd, Izanagi and Izanami churned up the sea into a frothy foam. As salty drips of water fell from the tip of the halberd the first island was formed. Its name was Onogoro.

So far, so good. But when Izanagi and Izanami first met on their island, Izanami spoke to Isanagi without being spoken to first. Since she was the female, and this was improper, their first union created badly-formed offspring who were sent off into the sea in boats.

The next time they met, Izanagi was sure to speak first, ensuring the proper rules were followed, and this time they produced eight children, which became the islands of Japan.

I'm sure you did not fail to miss the significance of this myth for the establishment of Japanese formal society.

At present, Japan is the financial capital of Asia. It has the second largest economy in the world and the largest metropolitan area (Tokyo.)

Technically there are three thousand islands making up the Japanese archipelago. Izanagi and Izanami must have been busy little devils with their jewelled halberd...

Japan's culture is highly technical and organized. Everything sparkles and swooshes on silent, miniaturized mechanisms.

They're a world leader in robotics, and the Japanese have the longest life-expectancy on earth.

Text by Steve Smith.

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