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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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Meigetsu-in (明月院), or officially Fugenzan Meigetsu-in (福源山明月院), is a Zen temple of the Kenchoji branch of the Rinzai school, one of the three Zen...
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Travel Lake Miyagase
Lake Miyagase (宮ヶ瀬湖 Miyagase-ko) is a water reservoir located in Kanagawa Prefecture, west of Machida and Atsugi and north of the Tanzawa...
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The Meiji Shrine Inner Garden (明治神宮内苑 Meiji Jingū Naien) lies adjacent to Meiji Jingū shrine and is an 8.3-hectare Japanese garden in the middle...
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Maruoka Castle (丸岡城 Maruoka-jō) is a hilltop castle located in Sakai City, Fukui Prefecture. It is famous for its wooden main keep, one of the...
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Located in northern Hyōgo Prefecture, Izushi (出石) is also known as the "Little Kyōto of Tajima". The small castle town - merged into Toyooka in...
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Tōjinbō (東尋坊) is a scenic spot in Fukui Prefecture along the Sea of Japan coast known for its pillarlike joints of pyroxene andesite thrust up...
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Toyooka (豊岡市) is located in northern Hyōgo Prefecture in the centre of the San'in Kaigan Geopark (山陰海岸ジオパーク). While the city stretches over 700...
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Fukui Prefecture is located on the Sea of Japan in central Honshū and bounded by Ishikawa Prefecture on the north, Gifu Prefecture on the east...
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