Winter Trip (pt 3) - Nagasaki New Year's Photos

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At a temple waiting for the count-down to midnight

Ringing the temple bell just before midnight

Before making a wish at the shrine, you are supposed to rinse your hands and mouth with water to purify yourself

The second shrine we visited

The second shrine we visited

The walkway up to Suwa shrine

The main gates of Suwa shrine

The main gates of Suwa shrine (looking back)

Suwa Shrine on New Year's Eve

The gate at Sofuku-ji temple - sorry it came out a bit unfocused

The cauldron at Sofuku-ji which fed thousands during a famine

A unique-looking temple bell at one of the stops on my "temple walk" (New Year's day)

Picturesque cemetery along the temple walk

At another temple on the walk

New Year's decoration at one of the temples

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