The Atago shrine--and there are three in Japan--is dedicated to the patron god of matchmaking, hope and intimacy. As you can ... More
The Atago shrine--and there are three in Japan--is dedicated to the patron god of matchmaking, hope and intimacy. As you can imagine, couples frequent the grounds, some on official business with the shrine's priests; those with marriage plans may seek blessings. Others however, go because of its location. Not only are relationships blessed here, but they are also sometimes started, as the views provided from its perch on a steep hill in the west side of the city are magnificent and quite romantic at night. There are coin-operated telescopes around the perimeter.
If you follow Kokutai dori from Tenjin, once you pass through the Kego area, you reach this one or two
kilometer stretch lined and shaded by enormous Zelkova trees that give the road its name. There is not a ...
Rainbow is a convenient information plaza operated by the city. Dozens of pamphlets are available in several languages for free,
while other books, magazines, and literature is lined along shelves for your perusal. A bulletin board posts a variety ...
Not to be confused with the Kyuka mura Shikanoshima Beach on the outer tip of the peninsula which caters more
toward families, this beach (and all its youth) is located to your right just as you are coming in ...
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