Tagged: Tokushima

Ryozen-ji, Shikoku Pilgrimage’s First Temple

  Today, we’re leaving the Setouchi area a little bit. We’re even leaving Kagawa Prefecture to head to its neighbor in the South East of Shikoku, namely Tokushima Prefecture. More precisely, we’re going to the city of Naruto where our destination of the day is. I’m...

Preparing Your Pilgrimage in Japan?

Are you preparing your pilgrimage in Japan? Of course I’m talking about the Shikoku Pilgrimage, also known as the Shikoku Henro, Shikoku Junrei and a few others. Sure, there are more pilgrimages all over the country, but this is the one foreigners are usually aware of....

Abandoned House of Wakimachi in Mima

Abandoned House of Wakimachi in Mima

      Wakimachi is an amazing neighborhood of the town of Mima in the Tokushima Prefecture on Shikoku. The neighborhood is full of beautiful houses and buildings from the Edo Period. However, as you can see on the picture, they’re not all in a...

Street of Wakimachi in Mima

Street of Wakimachi in Mima

    A random street of Wakimachi in Mima, Tokushima. For more info about this neighborhood, check out the other posts I wrote about it.        

Drawings of Wakimachi

Drawings of Wakimachi

  A few days ago, I told you about my visit of Wakimachi two years ago. In case you forgot, Wakimachi is this amazing neighborhood of the town of Mima, in the Tokushima Prefecture that has stayed pretty much unchanged since the Edo period. I...

Wakimachi in Mima

Wakimachi in Mima

  After visiting Ryōzenji, we drove west for about an hour to the town of Mima in the central part of the Tokushima Prefecture in order to visit the Wakimachi, a historical neighborhood where all house are quite old, most of them dating from the Edo...

Ryōzenji

Ryōzen-ji

  After watching the Naruto Whirlpools, we drove to the town of Naruto to visit Ryōzen-ji (霊山寺), the first of the 88 Shikoku Pilgrimage temples. You may already know this, but when you decide to walk (or bike or drive) the Shikoku Pilgrimage, you just...

Naruto Whirlpools

Naruto Whirlpools

  As we were Sunday (May 24, 2009), 康代’s parents had decided that it was the perfect occasion for a short family daytrip to the Tokushima Prefecture, starting with the Naruto Whirlpools!!! Wait? What? We were going to see whirlpools? First, the name kinda sounded...