Top ChoiceBuddhist Temple in Shimokita Peninsula



This holy shrine at Osore-zan's summit is a moving, mesmerisingly atmospheric and beautiful place honouring Jizō Bosatsu, protector of children and a much-loved deity in Japanese mythology. It's also said to be...

Cultural in Shimokita Peninsula

Osore-zan Taisai

These two annual festivals attract huge crowds of people, who come to consult itako (mediums) in order to contact deceased family members.

Sushi in Shimokita Peninsula


The bright-green building housing Kaikyōsō looks more like a hardware store than a purveyor of fine raw fish, but don't be fooled: you're in the exact right place for fresh tuna. Try the maguro-don (tuna sashimi...