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Cemeteries in Japan

Cemeteries in Japan

Elena Lisina

Japanese cemeteries are very different to western ones. They are associated with Buddhism and are usually located on temple grounds...

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Eifuku-ji Temple, Osaka

Eifuku-ji Temple, Osaka

Gary Luscombe

Eifuku-ji is a little known temple hidden in the countryside of eastern Osaka. This often overlooked temple holds the mausoleum..

Osaka 14
Kumamoto Castle

Kumamoto Castle

5 (2Reviews)

Kumamoto Castle is the third largest castle in Japan and one of its most popular historic sites. Originally built in the early 1600s by renowned castle..

Kumamoto
Todaiji

Todaiji

4.8 (4Reviews)

Todaiji, also known as the Great Eastern Temple, was originally constructed in 752 at the behest of Emperor Shomu and was designated to be the head of..

Nara
Zenkoji Temple

Zenkoji Temple

Zenkoji Temple in Nagano prefecture is considered one of Japan's most popular temples and the largest after Nara's Todai-ji. It is surrounde..

Nagano
Osaka Castle

Osaka Castle

3.6 (5Reviews)

Osaka Castle is one of the city’s most iconic sites and draws numerous visitors to its spacious park and imposing keep every year.  Osaka Castle was..

Osaka
Himeji Castle

Himeji Castle

4.4 (5Reviews)

Himeji Castle is one of the twelve original castles left in Japan and a top destination for tourists from around the world. Known as the White Heron Castle..

Hyogo