A Mysterious & Sacred Foggy Day in Chizu

( With a young American woman who loves photography)

It’s getting colder and colder, especially in the mornings and nights. How is everyone doing?
I’m Nanako, a Tomodachi Guide in the Yazu district in Tottori Prefecture.
This time, I would like to show you our day with a young American woman who loves photography.
It was not sunny that day, but we found a different beauty of Chizu in the fog.

She really enjoyed the Chizu trip and took a lot of pictures at many sites that I have always missed!
I could find new charms of Chizu thanks to her.
With our schedule’s flexibility, she could take as much time as she wanted to take pictures, so we spent more time at each site and could know so much more about the places.

Where she took the most pictures on the day was probably at the Ishitani Residence. Luckily, we were able to meet the gardener and listen to his stories about the gardens.
He thinks one of his jobs is to tell the “stories” of each piece of nature that make up the gardens, and to tell us what he thinks about the gardens as a gardener.

There also is a shrine called Suwa Shrine right next to the Ishitani Residence. As you can see in the picture, the autumn leaves are the best at this time of the season. Many different colors combined to create a perfect view, and the shrine looked even more sacred in the mountain surroundings.

I think a mountain town like Chizu is more attractive in fall. 93% of Chizu is forests, so it is the perfect place to be surrounded by autumn leaves! Please come see it if you are interested!

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