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Religion Obon Festival
The Bon (盆) or Obon (お盆) Festival, also known as Urabon (盂蘭盆), is a Buddhist observance to honour the spirits of ancestors. It is traditionally...
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Kakuon-ji (覚園寺), officially known as Jubusen Shingon-in Kakuon-ji (鷲峰山真言院覚園寺) by its mountain name, is a Buddhist Shingon temple of the Sennyu-ji...
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Zuisen-ji (瑞泉寺, "Temple of the Spring of Good Omen"), formally known as Kinbyōzan Zuisen-ji (錦屏山瑞泉寺), is a temple of the Rinzai school of Zen...
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Historically, the term "shinbutsu bunri" (神仏分離) refers to the policy of the Meiji government (1868-1912) of separating Shintō and Buddhism in...
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The Kamakura Museum of National Treasures (鎌倉国宝館 Kamakura Kokuhōkan), or just "Kamakura Museum", is located on the grounds of Tsurugaoka...
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Kenchō-ji (建長寺), formally known as Kyofukusan Kenchō Kōkoku Zenji (巨福山建長興国禅寺) is one of the main temples of the Rinzai school of Zen Buddhism. It...
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Enno-ji Temple (円応寺), officially known as Araizan Ennōji (新居山円応寺), belongs to the Kenchō-ji School of the Rinzai Sect. It is located in...
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Jōchi-ji Temple (浄智寺, the "Temple of Pure Wisdom"), officially known as Kinpōzan Jōchi-ji (金宝山浄智寺) belongs to the Rinzai School of Zen Buddhism...
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Tōkei-ji (東慶寺), officially known as Shōkozan Tōkei-ji (松岡山東慶寺), is a temple of the Rinzai School of Zen Buddhism, located in Kita-Kamakura in...
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Eihei-ji (永平寺), the "Temple of Eternal Peace", officially known as Daihonzan Eihei-ji (大本山永平寺), is located in Fukui Prefecture, about 15 km east...
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Amanohashidate (天橋立, "Bridge to Heaven") is a sand spit at the northern tip of Kyoto Prefecture. It is located in Miyazu in the western part of...
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Tōkasan Jōmyō Zenji (稲荷山浄妙寺) is one of the Zen temples in Kamakura that belong to Kenchō-ji Temple of the Rinzai sect. Originally founded soon...
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Hōkoku-ji (報国寺) is one of the Zen temples in Kamakura that belong to Kenchō-ji Temple of the Rinzai sect. It is located along Kamakura Road close...
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Travel Sugimoto-dera
Sugimoto-dera (杉本寺), officially known as Daizō-zan Kannon-in Sugimoto-dera (大蔵山観音院杉本寺), is a Buddhist temple of the Tendai denomination in...
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Travel Asahina Pass
Asahina Pass (朝比奈切通), also called Asaina Pass (朝夷奈切通), is one of the Seven Entrances (鎌倉七口, Kamakura nana-kuchi) or Seven Passes (七切り通し...
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Myōhō–ji (妙法寺, the "Temple of the Marvelous Law"), officially known as Ryōgonzan Renge-in Myōhō-ji (楞厳山蓮華院妙法寺), is a Buddhist temple of the...
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Myohon-ji Temple (妙本寺 Myōhonji, the "Temple of the Wonderful Book"), or officially Chōkō-zan Myohon-ji (長興山妙本寺 Chōkōzan Myōhonji) was founded in...
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Hongaku-ji (本覚寺, Temple of True Awakening) is a Buddhist temple of the Nichiren sect located in the centre of Kamakura. It is the temple closest...
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