Thursday, September 7, 2017

Yakushima - A Shrine and a Temple

After visiting Nagoya Castle, I went to the airport and flew to Kagoshima, where I spent the night.  The next morning, I took the ferry from Kagoshima Port to the island of Yakushima. 



In 1993, much of the island was desginated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.  


I've heard it rains 35 days a month on Yakushima. It was raining while I was traveling on the ferry, but stopped after I arrived on the island, leaving it hot and humid. I took a relaxing walk around on the first afternoon and found the local shrine and the local temple.  



Yaku Shrine









Temple








Some other photos from my walk about.











I also located the bus stop for the next day's adventure....


7 comments:

kiwikid said...

Thanks for sharing your adventure, it looks like a lovely place.

Vireya said...

That looks like a fascinating and beautiful place.

Anonymous said...

Hi Pamela,wow what a beautiful place,so pretty,love the temple,thankyou for sharing my friend xx

Rachel said...

Beautiful! I'm glad you were able to spend some time there without rain. I couldn't imagine an endless month of rain!

I'm surprised you didn't take that kitty home. She's adorable :)

Sheryl S. said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful photos.

Brigitte said...

Very interesting to see the pictures of the shrine and the temple.

Leonore Winterer said...

That island looks lovely. I hope the remainder of your stay was as relaxing as that first walk!