Feel the energy of nature! Five carefully selected power spots

 Feel the energy of nature! Five carefully selected power spots
There are numerous power spots in nature in Japan.
When you can go out freely, you can relax in nature and soothe your daily fatigue.
Let's get some fresh energy into your body!

What is a power spot?
*The operation hour may change or be closed depending on the day of the week or season. Please check the official website of each place before visit.

1. Nikofuchi (Kochi Prefecture)


The place where an incarnation of the water god is supposed to live

Nikofuchi is located on the Edagawa River, a tributary of the Niyodo River, known for its "Niyodo Blue. "
This blue color is known as Niyodo blue, and the impression changes depending on the angle and time of day the sun hits it.
The stairs to the waterfall basin are steep, and the footing is poor, so you better wear sneakers.
As this is a sacred place where an incarnation of the water god is supposed to live, please observe good manners (not entering the water, not eating food, or not toileting in and around Nikofuchi) and enjoy the mysterious nature.

  •  Nikofuchi2
  •  Nikofuchi 3

2. Nachi-no-Taki Falls (Wakayama Prefecture)

 Nachi-no-Taki Falls

The Waterfall itself is Goshintai (object of worship)

The Nachi-no-Taki falls are located in Mt. Nachi, and there are many different types of waterfalls. Among them, 48 waterfalls were used as ascetic training. Nachi-no-Taki falls are the collective name for them. The largest among them is Ichi-no-taki falls(Nachi-no-Ohtaki falls), dropping 133 meters to the waterfall basin. It is the largest Waterfall in Japan that falls straight down to the waterfall basin.
Together with Kegon-no-Taki falls, it is considered one of the three most famous waterfalls in Japan.
The waterfall itself has been regarded as a object of worship since ancient times.

  •  Nachi-no-Taki Falls 2
  •  Nachi-no-Taki Falls 3

3. Takachiho Gorge (Miyazaki Prefecture)

 Takachiho Gorge1

Place with many myths

. Takachiho Gorge is a canyon formed by the erosion of solidified pyroclastic flows from the eruption of Mt. Aso.
The cliffs are about 100 meters high and stretch for about 7 kilometers.
The color of the water is emerald green, which makes the scenery even more mysterious.
Takachiho Gorge is designated as a national scenic beauty and natural monument because of its beauty.

Also, nearby is the Manai-no-Taki Waterfall, one of the top 100 waterfalls in Japan.
The area around Manai-no-Taki Waterfall is illuminated from 18:00 to 22:00. It makes it a must-see spot. (It's dark, so be careful.)
The nearby town of Takachiho is famous as a home of mythology.


4. Kamiiso Torii Gate (Ibaraki Prefecture)

 Kamiiso Torii Gate 1

Torii gate standing at the place where the gods are said to have landed

. The Kamiiso Torii Gate is located on a reef on the Oarai Coast.
The torii gate stands facing east, and the sunrise can be seen through the gate.
It is also known as a sunrise viewing attraction.
Mito Mitsukuni (Domain Lord, 1628-1701) also admired this landscape.
The area around the torii gate is not accessible due to danger.
  •  Kamiiso Torii Gate 2
  •  Kamiiso Torii Gate 3

5. Myojin Pond (Nagano Prefecture)

 Myojin Pond 1

A pond in the shrine's sacred area

Myojin Pond is located in Kamikochi, on the ground of the inner Hotaka Shrine.
Since it is located on the shrine grounds, a fee is required to visit the temple.
The surrounding area has a mystical atmosphere.
The water in the pond is spring water, so it does not freeze even in winter.
The pond is located in front of Mt. Myojin, and you can enjoy the beauty of nature in each season.
  •  Myojin Pond 2
  •  Myojin Pond 3

This time, we set the keywords "power spot and spectacular view” to select places.
We have carefully selected spots scattered throughout Japan.
There are many historical and spectacular power spots in Japan.
When you can move without worry, please use them for your trip plan!

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