The One about Utsunomiya Station in Tochigi

In the northern Kanto region of Japan, Utsunomiya is more or less the gyoza capital with over 200 gyoza restaurants in the city alone and is known for having one of the oldest shrines with the Utsunomiya Futarayama Shrine was founded in 353 AD. But its history is of interest to historians as burial mounds from the Kofun period are found in the borders of the area, the area was […]

The One about the Shinkyo Bridge in Nikko

The ShinkyŨ Bridge (sacred bridge) is one of the popular sights to see before entering Nikko’s shrines and temples. The bridge was constructed in 1636 but another bridge was once there in the same spot prior to the Shinkyo Bridge and is ranked in the top 3 of Japan’s finest bridges. The Shinkyo Bridge was once called Yamasugeno-jabashi and belongs to the Futarasan Shrine. The history of the bridge is […]