Not far from Narao Port, on the southern peninsula of Nakadori Island, where ferries arrive from Nagasaki and Fukue, sits the most famous tree on the island. The banyan tree rises like a natural tori gate on the approach to a shrine—and a shrine has been installed in its base. The tree has been dated to the 14th century and has become a noted "power spot," to use the language of Japanese tourist guides.
Commune with Nature at Narao’s Banyan Tree Shrine
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