Tōfuku-ji (東福寺) is a Buddhist temple in Higashiyama-ku in Kyoto, Japan. Tōfuku-ji takes its name from two temples in Nara, Tōdai-ji and Kōfuku-ji. It is one of the so-called Kyoto Gozan or "five great Zen temples of Kyoto". Its honorary sangō prefix is Enichi-san (慧日山).---
Kennin-ji (建仁寺) is a historic Zen Buddhist temple in Higashiyama, Kyoto, Japan, near Gion, at the end of Hanami Lane. It is considered to be one of the so-called Kyoto Gozan or "five most important Zen temples of Kyoto".---
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Myōryū-ji (妙立寺), commonly known as Ninja-dera ("Ninja Temple"), is a Buddhist temple belonging to Nichiren sect located in the city of Kanazawa, Ishikawa. While not actually associated with ninjas, the temple earned its nickname because of its many deceptive defences.
Drive a custom made go kart through Tokyo. You will need a valid Japanese driver's license, or an International Driving Permit, or an SOFA License for US Forces Japan, or your own driver's license and an official Japanese translation of the license if you are from Switzerland, Germany, France, Taiwan, Belgium, Slovenia, Monaco.
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Meanwhile in Japan was created to bring you the most fascinating, surprising and sometimes quirky places, people and things of Japan.
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Metropolitan Marunouchi Hotel is connected to Tokyo Station, a 1-minute walk from Otemachi Station along the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line. This stylish 4-star hotel features a restaurant, a 24-hour business centre and free in-room wired internet. Air-conditioned guestrooms feature modern interiors and furnishings. Each room is well-equipped with a fridge, tea/coffee making facilities and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Guests can enjoy massage services upon request. Laundry services are available. Luggage storage can be found at the 24-hour front desk. Located on the 27th floor, TENQOO restaurant and bar features views of the vibrant Tokyo city. It serves a variety of French and Japanese dishes. Located in Sapia Tower, Hotel Marunouchi Metropolitan is a 5-minute walk from the Imperial Palace. The electronics and anime culture of Akihabara are 2 train stops away on the Yamanote Line, while Tsukiji Fish Market is a 15-minute taxi ride. Haneda Airport is located 15 km away.
The Onjo-ji Temple, as head temple of the Tendaijimon Buddhist sect, has long been considered as one of the Four Great Temples of Japan. Throughout history, the emperors Tenji, Kobun and Tenmu modified its structure and name through various imperial orders. Prince Otomo Yota no O, son of emperor Kobun, first started the building process of this huge and expensive structure, followed by emperor Tenmu who named it Nagarayama Onjo-ji. Its common name “Mii-dera” (“temple of the three wells”) comes from the miraculous spring in which the three emperors Tenji, Tenmu and Jito were given their firth bath (Ubuyu). Later, the great Buddhist teacher Chisho used this spring water to perform the Sanbu Kanjo ritual (Buddhist rite of passage during which the master figuratively “pours” his knowledge onto his student).
Mito (水戸市) is the capital city of Ibaraki Prefecture and has an estimated population of 263,748 and a total area is 217.45 km². Mito nattō is the city's culinary specialty and is well-known across Japan. It is also the site of the Japanese garden Kairaku-en, located near Lake Senba and counted as one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan.
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Masaru studied Photography at Parsons The New School for Design in NYC. He has 25 years experience photographing social and human rights issues in Asia and South America. After spending many years abroad, he has begun to focus on his own country of Japan. He established Reminders Photography Stronghold in Tokyo in 2013, a curated membership gallery making multi-photographic activities possible. His photographs have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Newsweek Japan, and many others.
Maniwa (真庭郡) is a district located in Okayama Prefecture and consists of the towns and villages of Chūka, Katsuyama, Kawakami, Kuse, Mikamo, Ochiai, Yatsuka, Yubara, as well as the neighboring town of Hokubō (from Jōbō District).
Designed by I.M. Pei, the Miho Museum is located in rural Shiga, an area famous for its Shigaraki pottery, and displays a collection of artwork belonging to Koyama Mihoko and her daughter, founders of the Shinki Shumekai sect. The museum exhibits Japanese art and antiquities from all over the world.