Motonosumi Inari Shrine: a site of beauty in Japan that tourists are yet to discover

posted on January 18, 2016

As much as we love the hustle and bustle of big cities like Tokyo and Osaka, it's the secret, secluded sites in Japan that truly blow us away. One of the most stunning locations you'll find off the beaten track is Motonosumi Inari Shrine in Nagato City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, where 123 red torii shrine gates wind down along a mountain towards a cliff overlooking the Sea of Japan.

Not only is the landscape here truly beautiful, the shrine itself has an interesting history. First established in 1955 after a divine revelation from a fox, spirits are believed to be housed here, after being split from Taikodani Inari Shrine in neighboring Shimane Prefecture about 60 years ago. The torii gates, which stretch over a 100-metre (328-foot) distance, were built over a ten-year-period from 1987, giving us the beautiful landscape we see today.





source by rocketnews24
Next bit of japanflyness
favorite_border

Legendely lovers meet once a year on the day of the Star Festival.

The year-end festival at Nishiarai Daishi Temple.

Let's bake mochi rice cake with the sacred fire, and bring good health of the year!

Legendary foxes march around the city on New Year's Eve.

Sengakuji Temple, where 47 ronin are buried, holds the Festival to celebrate the anniversary of their avenge.

More than 700 vendors join this enormous flea market.