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Top Choice Buddhist 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 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


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…