Rod Walters

Tamao Hachiman Shrine in Imabari

A dramatic Shinto shrine by the Seto Inland Sea

JapanTravel Guest   - 1 min read

Tamao Hachiman Shrine stands above a little port on the Seto Inland Sea. From the wide plaza with its dramatic torii gate and brick lantern, climb the steep steps up to the shrine with its elaborate roof and model ships hanging among the paper lanterns. A charming path of raked earth leads into the woods.

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I was born in Bristol, England, and I came to Japan in 1991 … which means I’ve lived half my life in this island nation on the other side of the world. The theme of my career in Japan has been communication. I started as an English teacher, and moved into translation as I learned Japanese....