The Tsuge area located in the northeastern part of Nara Prefecture.
Although it is a little away from the central tourist area such as Nara Park, it is a wonderful place full of nature. I will guide you to some famous places such as burial mounds and temples.
Three imperial mausoleum’s burial mounds
It is maintained as a burial mound park. You can climb to the tomb hills and the views from the top are amazing.
Local mascot character “Tsugemaro-kun”
There are popular mascot characters all over Japan. New mascot characters are born one after another as part of the tourism policy.
Timeslip to see Five-ring Pagoda and know its deep meaning
There is a temple with a vicious atmosphere called “Raigoji Temple” in Tsuge.
Hydrangea blooming in Raigoji Temple.
Every year from June to July, the Japanese archipelago enters the rainy season. Hokkaido alone is known to have no rainy season, but other areas will spend hot and humid times.
Gorinto Tower; Five-ring Pagoda behind the main hall of Raigoji Temple
Many Five-ring Pagoda were left quietly.
Five-ring pagoda group without saying
These stone towers are said to belong to the Kamakura period.
From the bottom, square, circular, triangular, half-moon, and dumpling-shaped stones are stacked. Each represents the five elements that make up the universe.
The bottom square stone represents the earth. Follow in order, water, fire, wind, sky and so on.
The earth represents the property of resisting change. Water, on the other hand, is fluid and adapts to change. Fire represents strength and passion, and means a desire to make things happen. Furthermore, wind represents growth, expansion and freedom. The sky represents an empty sky.
I think the depth of Japanese history.
If it is an area with few people, it might be left like this.
Approach to Raigoji Temple
Stones dedicated to the temple line along the approach.
Near the entrance of Raigoji Temple
The approach is a row of trees that has been beautifully maintained.
Jizo Statue along the approach
You can also see Jizo that has grown moss.
The rest spot of three imperial mausoleum’s burial mounds
Some stone benches were placed.
Small path leading to the parking lot of Tomb Park
In the rice field, the rice planting was already over.
“Tsugemaro-kun” is a good camera subject.
It is a character that symbolizes the area.