Momijigari 紅葉狩りis the autumnal counterpart of hanami. It literally means “Autumn leaves hunting”. As a matter of fact, in Japan as in Canada, maple trees are colouring the streets with different shades of warm colours during Fall. This reddening of the leaves is called kôyô (紅葉) – as you can notice, the kanjis are the same ones found at the beginning of Momiji!
As I’m about to say goodbye to Japan,
I wanna put here some memories of people and all the little things that made me love Japan with all my heart!
Here’s my TOP 5 of my favourite (cheap) Japanese accommodations!
Besides the Shinto shrines, Japan also counts numerous Buddhist temples. Both religions can even appear as complementary in the daily Japanese life. Japanese Buddhist temples are called tera or jiin.
The Shinto shrines, also called Jinja in Japanese are shrines for Shintoism religion, the oldest Japanese religion.
Which consist into the celebration of divinities called kami, which are more spirits than actual gods. They are mostly elements of landscape or forces of nature.
One week in Japan is surely one week in food’s heaven.