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Some of my awe-inspiring experiences as I wander about the unique & beautiful Earth.

Showa Daibutsu in Aomori
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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.

Kofukuji Pagoda
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The moonlit Kofukuji 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.

Yasaka Pagoda
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An evening at Yasaka-no-tou Pagoda

Today we take a walk down to Yasaka-dori in Kyoto to the stunning Yasaka-no-to 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.

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