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Tainai Meguri

  • Category:Shrine and Temple
GAIJINPOT TRAVEL
The Famous Kiyomizudera Temple’s Secret Venue
Kiyomizudera is one of the must-see sites in Japan. What separates this temple from the many others in Kyoto are that there are so many amazing sights to see: from the temple itself to the Moon Garden and the 11-armed Kannon Bodhisatt...

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Chomei-ji Temple

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The secret to long life turns out to be 808 precarious stone steps and a beautiful view of Lake Biwa.
Chomei-ji Temple sits on the edge of the majestic Lake Biwa in Shiga Prefecture. It has the honor of being the 31st temple on the Kansai region’s Saigoku Kannon Pilgrimage, one...

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Shomyoji Temple Yokohama

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JAPAN TRAVEL
A Great Historic Photo Spot For All Seasons
Declared a National Treasure in 1922, Shomyoji Temple is located in Kanagawa Bunko near Sea Paradise about 20 minutes by train from Yokohama station.
It was the family temple of the Kanazawa Hojo clan built in 1258. The first thing you will...

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Fukagawa Fudo-do Temple

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JAPAN TRAVEL
A temple with its past set to the future
One of the most strikingly contradictory temples to be found in Tokyo, Fukagawa Fudo-do Temple in Koto City is a neighbourhood not only famous for its like-clockwork esoteric Goma fire ritual but also for its radical sense of the modern.
Estab...

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Gokokuji Temple

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JAPAN TRAVEL
A splendid Edo Period temple
Having survived both the earthquakes and air raids that had previously levelled the city of Tokyo, Gokokuji Temple's existence is a minor miracle. Established in 1681 by the fifth Tokugawa shogun, Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Gokokuji is one of the oldest, if not...

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Obi Castle Town

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Kysuhu's little Kyoto has a big history.
Known by some as Kyushu’s own little Kyoto, the Obi Castle Town, located in Nichinan, is a compact samurai treasure trove offering an array of activities that lend insight into the history of Miyazaki Prefecture.
Built sometime during the...

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Nijo Castle

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Kyoto’s Undiscovered Gem.
Nijo Castle probably isn’t the first destination that comes to mind when one thinks of famous places to visit in Kyoto.
It is after all one of the 17 sites across Kyoto to be collectively designated by UNESCO as a world heritage site under the combined ...

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"Chinowa" - A Very Special Ring At Shrine!

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DEEP JAPAN
Do you know "Chinowa"?
"Chinowa" is a large ring made of grass and erected on the pathway leading to a shrine on the days of purification (harae). Photos are taken at Shinagawa Shrine.
 
At the shrine, you can pass through the ring as an act of purification from misdeeds (tsumi), impur...

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Ofusa Kannon Temple

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JAPAN TRAVEL
Relax at the Temple of Roses and wind chimes
A gem of a temple, located in a quiet suburb, invites worshippers to linger. No hurry here. This is the perfect place to take your time and rest a bit during your visit to Kashihara!
A bell tower greets visitors by the gate. Passing throug...

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Heian Shrine

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Where to contemplate the meaning of life
Heian Shrine is impressively large with lots to explore from beautiful gardens and ponds to stunning seasonal sakura trees and momiji (Japanese maple trees).
Unlike most ancient shrines in Kyoto, Heian Shrine was built relatively recently...

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