At Mt. Mitoku, the relationship between man and nature through faith still remains, and the lifestyle and culture which protected the area lives on today. The cultural scenery of this relationship has transcended time and can be felt within the confines of a faith that focuses on "harmony between man and nature". The ascetic trail intertwining through steep terrain to lead to National Treasure Nageiredo uses a single path, which in turn has not affected the surrounding nature of the virgin forest with Japanese beeches. Manmade structures were also built to blend in and utilize the natural terrain. For over a millennium, led by both Shintoism and Buddhism, the unique natural environment and scenery of balance with nature continues to leave deep impressions to all who visit Mt. Mitoku today.


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