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Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Shimokita Peninsula

Osorezan-bodaiji

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 loca…
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

Kaikyōsō

The bright-green building housing Kaikyōsō looks more like a hardware store than a purveyor of fine raw fish, but you're in the right part of the world for fresh tuna. Try the maguro-don (tuna sashimi over rice) wit…