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The Water Voyage – Water Episode 4 – The origin place of vegetarian cuisine and boiled tofu, “Junsei Shoin” of Nanzen-ji. Pure water taken from the foot hill of Nanzen-ji flows through a majestic garden; within it, the site of a medical school from the Edo period.

The History of Tofu Bean curd or TOFU is one of the world’s favorite ingredients. By smashing soybeans that was soaked in water, along with…

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Posted in ONSEN TOJI

The Water Voyage – Water Episode 1 – From the Azuchi-Momoyama period, Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s favorite “ARIMA ONSEN” made from an ‘active fault’. Lodge: Arima Onsen Gekkoen Korokan (月光園 鴻朧館)

Regional revitalization of Arima Onsen by ‘Gyouki’, a monk of the Nara period Arima Onsen (有馬温泉) of the Hyogo Prefecture (兵庫県) is valued as one…

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The Water Voyage – A trip to HYOGO ARIMA, KYOTO FUSHIMI, OHARA, and MIYAMA

Japan’s largest Freshwater; Lake Biwa’s journey through Kansai Located in the SHIGA Prefecture (滋賀県) of the Kansai region, lies Japan’s largest freshwater and one of…

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“IKKYUJI Temple” – A ZEN temple where one of the most famous monk spent his later years

酬恩庵一休寺 (SHUON’AN IKKYUJI Temple) where “一休宗純 (IKKYU SOJUN)” spent his later years.   The temple is located at 京田辺 (KYO TANABE) City in KYOTO Prefecture….

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“ZEN NO YU” – ONSEN at a temple

“天城温泉 禅の湯 (AMAGI ONSEN ZEN NO YU)”   There is a temple named “慈眼院 (JIGEN IN)” at IZU Peninsula, Shizuoka Prefecture. This temple has ONSEN…

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SEKIZEN KAN AT SHIMA ONSEN – THE OLDEST WOODEN ONSEN HOTEL IN JAPAN

四万温泉 (SHIMA ONSEN) – The ONSEN where cures 40,000 diseases.   四万温泉 (SHIMA ONSEN) in GUNMA Prefecture is said to be the ONSEN where cures…

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SHUZEN JI ONSEN – Beautiful ONSEN town with historical temples

SHUZEN JI which has impressive red bridge and blue bamboo forest.   修善寺 (SHUZEN JI) is an ONSEN town where has prospered around 修禅寺 (SHUZEN…

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