We can assure that you are going to feel like going back in time by listening to them!
Green tea is known all over the world and is very popular drink in Japan. Here,Shizuoka pref. is the largest producer of green tea in Japan. Since the climate of this area is warm and mild, it is suitable to grow tea.
When you come to Shizuoka, you have to take a photo of Mt. Fuji and Green tea field in one frame! That is the photo you can take only here in Japan or in the world.
Sometimes nature strikes us with disaster. Japan in particular is a country that is never far removed from natural disasters like typhoons, earthquakes, and volcanic activity. Towards these overwhelming forces of nature the Japanese people are fearful, respectful, and worshipful of them as gods. The belief in the existence of numerous gods dwelling in everything such as mountains, rivers, and even water have spread throughout the land and developed in to the native Japanese belief of “Shinto.” Shinto shrines stand in many areas all throughout Japan. Even today, seasonal Shinto festivals are held to celebrate a good harvest, and to thank the gods responsible.
Buddhism is one of the most popular religions in Japan. It was introduced to Japan about 1400 years ago. Buddhism mostly relates to the life after death. Over 80% of Japanese people have their funerals with Buddhism style.
This“Kotokuji-Temple”has the history of over 1300 years. This temple is open for everyone by the good will of the Buddhist monk. Enjoy this amazing view of Mount Fuji, which looks different in every season, or even everyday.
One of the most famous waterfalls in Japan, beautiful Shiraito Falls is so named because its trails of water resemble “white threads.” Thousands of small streams trickle through the layers of Mt. Fuji, and the number of waterfalls increases in the springtime due to the melting snow.
Mt. Fuji, to us, is the provider of many blessings. One of the most precious of these is our water. Mt. Fuji as a whole is said to receive 2.2 billion tons of precipitation each year, yet we see no rivers flowing around the mountain. So where does the water go? Scientists believe that the rain seeps slowly through the Shin-Fuji Volcano, all the way to the layers of Old-Fuji. However, a mud “filter”allows only slow, relatively poor penetration.
The water continues to push through the layers of sediment, and eventually bursts out into the Mt. Fuji surroundings as spring water. Mt. Fuji is, in someway, a “mountain of water.” Furthermore, the mosses and soils of the forest provide us with water that is rich in minerals. They also help prevent erosion thanks to their role as a natural dam of sorts, which slows water penetration.