Exploring Japan’s Historical Landmarks and Shrines in the Middle of Streets | Spoon & Tamago


MAY 20, 2022 / JOHNNY

If you’ve ever driven in Japan you may have come across an unfamiliar scene: a small shrine right in the middle of the road. Sometimes the road curves to one side to avoid the shrine and give it some space. Other times the shrine rests literally in the middle of the road, unbothered by the passing traffic as if the cars are just a blip in time. And sometimes they aren’t even formal shrines. Just a sacred rock or tree. […]

in Shiga prefecture this large boulder is said to commemorate a sacred tree that once stood here (google map link)

Along a mountainous road in Ibaraki prefecture sits this lone sacred sugi tree. For one reason or another, no one wants to go near it. (google map link)

Along the backstreets of Tokyo’s Shinjuku district, a lone sacred tree that nobody wanted to remove (google map link)

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