thekimonogallery: “ [wiki]: Haruna Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture, Japan. MountHaruna, the mountain where the shrine is located, is one of the “ThreeMountains of Jōmō”.
The red gate you see in the picture is the gate (torii) for one of the shrines in Kyoto, Japan. The color red is a charm against evil spirits for many shrines across Japan. Colors can have different meanings and messages around the world.
The Nachi Water Fall is 133 meters high, 13 meters wide, and has a water flow of one ton per second. This is actually the highest waterfall in Japan and the object of the worship in the Kumano Nachi Grand Shrine.