Crash Bandicoot was taking a nap as usual, dreaming about Wumpa Fruit. Coco Bandicoot was on her laptop as always, browsing through the internet when she encountered information about Gensokyo. "Hmmm...Hmmmm..." She read through the article and then gasped. "Crash! Crash! Look!" Crash payed no attention to her and he was still asleep. "Come on, Crash! Wake up! I found some important information!" Coco shaked her older brother to wake him up. Crash woke up and looked up at the younger bandicoot and rubbed his eyes. "Crash! Take a look!" Coco showed Crash a beautiful landscape with the sun rising. "Isn't this beautiful? Apparently, that place is called Gensokyo..." The younger bandicoot was amazed at how beautiful Gensokyo looked. Crash saw something in the picture that caught his eye and pointed at it.
"Hmmm? What is it, Crash?" Coco looked towards where Crash was pointing and saw a shrine. "Oh. Apparently, that is the Hakurei Shrine..." She smiled. "This place seems wonderful for a vac