The area is as well-known for the many battles that took place during the Sengoku Period (1467-1615), a time of instability when Japan’s daimyōs (local lords) fought against one another. Ultimately, after great bloodshed and turmoil, a unified Japan was created, leading to a time of peace that lasted more than two-hundred and fifty years.
For anyone who loves history, good food and nature, an adventure in Shizuoka Prefecture hits all the sweet spots.
Kanzanji Onsen Hotel Kokonoe - Hot Water, Cold Rain, Great Food
After spending a full day enjoying the attractions of Shizuoka Prefecture, we arrived after dark at Kanzanji Onsen Hotel Kokonoe.
Our guide, Masayo Atobe, recommended I visit the onsen before dinner, which was a Japanese custom. S…