5 Reasons to Visit Sazae-do

Sazae-do is a very special Buddhist temple. ConstructedΒ in 1796 entirely from wood, Sazae-do has a double-helix structure, meaning that those who enter Sazae-do will leave the building without encountering anybody traveling in the opposite direction.Β TheΒ one-way route of Sazae-do was introduced to avoid worshippers being disturbed during prayer. Originally there were 33 Buddhist statues (known asContinue reading 5 Reasons to Visit Sazae-do

Stumbling upon Traditional Japan in Nanokamachi-dori

Dotted around Nanokamachi-dori, Aizu-Wakamatsu stand a number of extremely old buildings. Coming to this area of the city feels like stepping back in time, especially at quieter times of day. Many of the warehouses and factories that stand on Nanokamachi-dori are still used to this day, and some allow visitors in for a tour. DuringContinue reading Stumbling upon Traditional Japan in Nanokamachi-dori