See the Charms of Japan Heritage Through Online Tours: “A 33-Kannon Pilgrimage in Aizu” Compilation
An online tour (Online Teaser Trip) about the 33-Kannon pilgrimage in Aizu was held with Adam Fulford, who has lived in Japan for over 35 years, as the guide. Highlights from the tour will be introduced in this video.
Buddhist culture has had strong roots in Aizu for a very long time, and it is a popular place for pilgrimages. Said to have begun during the Heian period, the 33 Kannon-meguri, or "visiting 33 Kannon," was a widely accepted leisure activity that included enjoying onsen hot springs and local foods. The faith of the people of that time is preserved in the tradition of the 33 Kannon-meguri, and the story has been selected by the Agency for Cultural Affairs as a Japan Heritage Site.