Towada Jinja

Towada Jinja sits on a peninsula of Towada Ko (Lake) in Aomori.  Towada Ko is the third deepest lake in Japan, a crater lake.  The jinja has an entrance from the village, and it honors Yamato Takeru. The site is green and other-worldly. There is, deeper in and up a long flight of steps, a Dragon Shrine. The main shrine to Yamato Takeru is beautifully carved, as are the smaller hokora.

IMG_0391 IMG_0401 IMG_0402 IMG_0409 IMG_0410 IMG_0411 IMG_0419 IMG_0420 IMG_0423 IMG_0424 IMG_0438   Lake Towada is said to have a pyramid mountain. Can you see it on the map above the peninsula on the right? We tried to see it from the eastern shore, but could not.