Pagodas

Showa Daibutsu in Aomori

Showa Daibutsu at Seiryu-ji

Today we head to the suburbs of Aomori to explore a very recently built temple grounds that boasts of Showa Daibutsu, the largest seated Buddha in all of Japan.

After a lot of ifs and buts, we eventually decided to visit the Seiryu-ji Temple The weather around Aomori had been overcast with regular spells of rains Seiryu-ji Temple (青龍寺) is located in suburb of Aomori city It has on its premises some beautiful buildings including a five-story pagoda built exclusively using Aomori Hiba wood Along with the temple grounds we were particularly interested in exploring the huge Showa Daibutsu, with height of 2135 meters, which is Japan’s largest seated bronze statue of Buddha, even larger than one of Nara or Kamakura Aomori Station to Seiryu-ji We took the earliest
Kofukuji Pagoda

The moonlit Kofuku-ji Pagoda

I walked down to Kofukuji today in the evening to catch the huge Pagoda with the moon rising behind it. The five-story structure(Gojunoto) is the second tallest Pagoda in all of Japan. Built in 725 AD by the Empress Komyoh and last rebuilt in 1426, it is also a UNESCO World Heritage listed site.

I walked down to Kofukuji today in the evening to catch the huge Pagoda with the moon rising behind it The five-story structure(Gojunoto) is the second tallest Pagoda in all of Japan Built in 725 AD by the Empress Komyoh and last rebuilt in 1426, it is also a UNESCO World Heritage listed site The walk to Nara walk is generally entertaining Street Performance on Sanjo Dori leading to Nara Park Sarusawa Pond Kofukuji from Sarusawa Pond Kofuku-ji Pagoda from the front Kofukuji Pagoda Kofuku-ji Pagoda Kōfuku-ji Five Storied Pagoda Petting the
Yasaka Pagoda

An evening at Yasaka-no-tō Pagoda

Today we take a walk down to Yasaka-dori in Kyoto to the stunning Yasaka-no-tō Pagoda. Built in 592, the Pagoda is the only standing structure of the Hokan-ji Temple. The rest of the structures have either been destroyed by fires or earthquakes over the years.

Today we take a walk down to Yasaka-dori in Kyoto to the stunning Yasaka-no-tō Pagoda Built in 592 CE, the Pagoda with the temple treasure (Yasakato-ezu) is the last remaining structure of the once flourishing temple of Hokan-ji The rest of the structures have either been destroyed by fires or earthquakes over the years Kyoto has many attractions for the wide-eyed tourists The Kinkaku-ji Temple, the Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and the Fushimi Inari-taisha being my favorites, but if you are photographically inclined, the Yasaka Pagoda is not to be missed With its old city charm and cobblestone paths, the surroundings of this mystical place takes your breath away, especially during the evenings when

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