Shogun Discovery in Shizuoka, Mt.Fuji Province

the end of 2016 following exclusive tea experience has added in our tour program list.
I visited Toshogu shrine in Mt.Kunozan ,one of the visiting places this new year day.

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Location
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Shuzioka Prefecture, Mt.Fuji province.

-Approximately 60 min Shinkansen ,bullet train ride from JR Tokyo Station
-Approximately 120 min Shinkansen ,bullet train ride from JR Shin-Osaka Station

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Highlight
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visit a Honyama tea firm (Shogun Ieyasu beloved premium green tea)
You will visit a well known tea firmer and learn how to produce high quality green tea and enjoy characteristic teas at a traditional house.

Visit Kunozan Toshogu Shrine, national treasure (Shinto shrine and burial place of Shogun Ieyasu)
On this tour, you will have the rare opportunity to enter the inside of shrine. You will experience
Shinto style of praying in the main shrine in list of the national treasure in Japan.
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The main approach to the great shrine is from the south and involves a considerable climb up the mountain.
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People feel happy and closer to the gods When they have Sake in Shrine. Traditionally it is believed that Sake connects people directly to the gods.

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You can enjoy climbing up the stairs at your own pace but at least when you get to the Shrine you’ll have the satisfaction of having made it up 1159 steps.


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When you Visit Shrine in Japan ,You’ll encounter barrels with straw blankets.Those are sake barrels called kazaridaru. it means “display barrels” and not full of Sake.

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access:

Walk from the foot of Kuno-zan
Approximately 30mins Taxi ride from JR Shizuoka Station.

From JR Tokyo Station
Approximately 60 mins Shinkansen, bullet train ride

From JR ShinOsaka Station
Approximately 120 mins Shinkansen, bullet train ride

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