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Itsukushima Shrine Treasure Hall

Museum Related to Heike (the Taira clan) Soon after you go out the exit of Itsukushima Shrine, you will find a museum of the shrine, Itsukushima Shrine Treasure Hall. There you can see a part […]

Hyogo Daibutsu

Hyogo Daibutsu (in Nofukuji Temple, Kobe)

Hyogo Daibutsu is a daibutsu, or a giant Buddha statue in Nofukuji Temple in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture. This temple is known as a temple related to the famous samurai, Taira no Kiyomori (1118-1181), so there […]


Kamo River

People in Kyoto Live with the River Kamo River is the main river in downtown Kyoto. There are pathways along the river. On sunny days, many people enjoy strolling, cycling and dating there. Living in […]