Hatsumode Spots | The First Visit to Shrines and Temples
January is the first month of a year. Japanese generally visits Shrines
and Temples in New Year's Days, this is called 'hatsumode (the first visit
to shrines and temples) and it becomes an event or a habit for Japanese.
In the area introduced in A Walk On Nakayama Shimousa, there are many popular
hatsumode spots and thousand people visit them in New Year's Days. In this
page, some spots having bell towers and niomon gates or some other unique
gates are introduced. And most people pray for their wishes when they go
on hatsumode, therefore, some of the shrines and temples are introduced
that have been believed that they have sacred or miracle power to cure
some diseases and so on. Moreover, visiting to the 33 pilgrimages are Shichifukujin
are very enjoyable trips for you in New Year's Days. And visiting to the
landmarks related to some writers are also interesting. Why don't you enjoy
hatsumode in Japan?
The Popular Hatsumode Spots
It looks an architecutral museum since some Important Cultural Properties exist in the site.
It is famous for a gingko tree called Senbon Icho registered as the National Natural Property.
It is a popular viewing Sakura spots and Fushihime Sakura in it is very famousa.
It was an old shrine built by the Prince Yamato Takeru, the great hero
in the history of Japan.
Sounds of Bell in New Year's Eve is a usual view in Japan.
Niomon is a good spot to take pictures in New Year's Days.
They has been deeply believed by people around them for several hunderd years.
The popular pilgrimages in Edo priod.
Visiting to the seven gods of good forutne is a good trip to know of Ichikawa City.