I woke up early at 5 am to visit Kusuhara Jingu (Kusuhara Shrine) before departs for temples.
It’s a power spot.
This Shrine was built in 1890 to shrine the first emperor, Jinmu Tennoh (Emperor Jinmu).
This street leads straight to the shrine; therefore, this is Omotesando (Main Street to the Shrine) for Kashihara Jingu.
It looks different from Omotesando in Tokyo.
Soon I reached Torii (gate) of Kashihara Jingu.
Getting excited to walk through more gates.
Finally, reached to the main building!
It’s so quiet and peaceful in the morning.
Local people gather from morning to exercise together at the shrine.
I’m glad that I woke early to visit this beautiful shrine.
I returned to hotel and went to take my breakfast.
I was hungry.
We departed Kashihara Royal Hotel for Sefukuji (Sefuku Temple).
This is Katsurayama (Mt. Katsurayama).
This mountain often appears in Japanese poem, Manyo.
No. 4 Sefukuji (Sefuku Temple)
I need to be fit to visit this temple because there are many stairs!
This temple is for health, especially legs and back.
Yes, climbing these stairs is a good exercise.
Today, we had obento (packed lunch) for lunch.
The lunch was delicious and just right – many varieties and right portion.
No. 23 Katsuohji (Katsuoh Temple)
This is front of gate with the name of mountain.
At the back of the gate, a board of temple’s name in original kanji (Chinese character).
This temple is for victory; in 880, Buddhist Priest cured Seiwa Tennoh (Emperor Seiwa) by defeating illness.
Daruma (this) is a good luck charm to make a wish come true.
These Daruma successfully made a wish come true.
The garden is so beautiful.
This is the main building.
This is the last temple of the day.
This is Arima Fuji (Mt. Arima Fuji), Mt. Fuji in west Japan.
We can look down this Mt. Fuji! hahaha
Checked-in Fruit Flower Hotel.
This hotel is part of Fruit Flower Patk.
The exterior of hotel is very western, but a room is Japanese style with futons.
I had buffet dinner and ate many dishes.
After dinner, watched a New Half (shemale) Show.