On the way home from Nagato Jeremy and I passed by this huge shrine. We turned around and came back to check it out. After parking we realized the shrine area was much larger than we were expecting.
While driving out to the Mara Kannon Shrine, Jeremy and I passed signs for the Tawarayama Onsen. An onsen is a hot water mineral spring bath. Visiting an onsen has been on my Japanese Bucket for a while but I was also nervous about visiting one. Jeremy and I decided that today would be a good day to try it out.
While Jeremy was making dinner on Valentine’s day, I was researching the fertility festival. During my research I found out there was a very interesting shrine in Yamaguchi Prefecture (the prefecture we live in). It is a phallic shrine. Welcome to Japan… Where the weird just gets weirder.