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The power spot “Chikubushima” Cruise for a change of time that’ll New Year’s luck is not a little better

But the New Year has started, gonna a little bad luck, There is also the case, try to rely on the power spot that be. There are several in the Kansai region, the power spot, which is said to strong. Kyoto likely in the next door Shiga Prefecture, there is a place that has been said or “God lives” or “the land of the human race originated.” Almost like floating in Lake Biwa “Chikubushima (Chikubuijima)” is Toka but this is so.

Unexpectedly uninhabited gourd island like a look


Was popular a long time ago, the main stage, gourd island of program that musical and puppet shows were together “Hyokkori gourd island”. Although mountain of Futakobu is he impressive island appearance of “Chikubushima” it is exactly like it. But there is a Don Gabacho and Sunday teacher is likely to come out atmosphere from somewhere, likely this island’s uninhabited island.
Without also houses accommodation on the island, of shrines and temples addition, small souvenirs and dining room of the facility is to some extent a little. Adult is about 70 minutes when the normally walking island tour, carefully look at the small island of about two hours even. Likely to temples and shrines and store officials all, go to work from outside the island.

It is said that God lives, not the person


Uninhabited island because, so it is said but people do not live as “God lives,” Toka whole island there is a power spot. The origin of the name is also there is also a theory that God is that “enshrine” the island was changed to “Chikubu”, anyway luck looks good.
Toward such omen of looks good Island, approximately 20 minutes that tossed the ship from Nagahama Port. Some of the shop and get to the island us to welcome. Has become immediately stairs and exit the store, there on top of this is “Chikubushima Hogon-ji Temple (Hogonji)”. This staircase is about 160 stage at a steep gradient, heel be dangerous. By the way in over the island is necessary Irito fee in addition to the boat fee.

So it is one of Japan’s three large benzaiten

Here is the third Juban Fudasho of Saigoku Kannon Pilgrimage Kannon hallowed ground, Toka Itsukushima shrine, is also said to be famous “benzaiten faith of the Holy Land,” as one of Japan’s three major benzaiten lined up in the shrine Ejima. In addition to the main hall there is a benzaiten image that was made 400 years ago, in the main hall next to also Acala image compelling.
Also happy is referred to as “happiness Dharma” which is also a well-known, seems to divine favor he can be expected when you dedicate this to write a wish.



Attractions well as boat corridor of the triple tower and important cultural assets.


Also throw Kawarake In “Chikubushima shrine (Tsukubusuma Shrine)” national treasure

Receive a strong impression main hall of the “Chikubushima shrine” is Toka he a national treasure buildings. Ornate decoration of the ceiling is a must-see. Also dream scenic spot of the is “Kawarake throw” of Chikubushima Ina dragon worship place. Round small dish write your name and wish to, throw toward the torii that protrudes into the lake, likely dish is said to come true wish and it passes through the torii. Come try your luck is when you come to Chikubushima. And luck and power, to be able to enjoy the superb view go to “Chikubushima”, a so do not blow even bad luck, perfect for above all a change of pace.

Chikubushima
Address: Shiga Prefecture Nagahama Chikubushima
ship information
Biwako Kisen> Chikubushima cruise
http://www.biwakokisen.co.jp/basic/index3.php
Biwako tourist boat Omimarin (Shiga Prefecture, Lake Biwa pleasure boat)
Http: / /www.ohmitetudo.co.jp/marine/index.php/line-tour/chikubushimameguri.html

“Text, Photo: Naoyuki Nakagawa”

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