Guided audio walks that enrich the experience of traveling in Japan by revealing its fascinating history and culture, taking you beneath the surface of what you see.
Professionally produced sound track for an enjoyable, immersive walking experience—like stepping inside a documentary film.
Use your own iOS or Android device to enjoy the walk on your time. See “behind the scenes” photos of things you can’t see in person. GPS-enabled maps—just in case.
The account includes political chicanery, a wrathful ghost, and the transformation of a man into a kami, or Shinto divinity.
The story of Sugawara no Michizane and his youngest son Fukube represent a big part of the spirit of Furukuma Jinja, an unassuming little Shinto shrine nestled away in… [read more]
“Warriors serve with the bow and sword, not with the pick and shovel.”
Those words, spoken over 600 years ago, set in motion a bloodstained event that eventually led to the construction of the graceful pagoda that now stands in Yamaguchi’s Kōzan Park, adjacent to Rurikōji Temple… [read more]