Enoshima Shrine, Okutsunomiya

The Okutsunomiya shrine is the furthest of the three shrines on Enoshima island (the other two are Nakatsunomiya and Hetsunomiya) and is easily identified by the large turtle painting on the ceiling of the shrine and its mean-looking dragon protecting a small altar curved in the rock. The Okutsunomiya shrine is in a more secluded part of the island in comparison to the two others and this way, offers a more “zen” setting.

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Country: Japan
Area : Kanto area
Prefecture : Kanagawa-ken
City : Fujisawa-shi
District : Enoshima
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Gaijin San

Since my better half is Japanese I often have the chance to travel to Japan. I grew fond over time of this magnificent country. I thought of sharing with you some places worth visiting in this little but growing travel guide to Japan. I try to show with images what I can't express with words. I hope you may find here some inspiration! For those who wonder, I chose the moniker Gaijin-San after being called like this by a waitress at a grilled eel restaurant. "Gaijin" means foreigner and "San" is a honorific suffix in Japanese.

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