Category Archives: Shrines

I See No Evil

Sunday I joined an organized tour to the mountain town of Nikko and the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Shrines and Temples of Nikko”.  We headed north from Tokyo for ~ 90 miles to the Tochigi Prefecture.  There is a saying … Continue reading

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Shrines, Temples, and Gardens

Kyoto is an incredible place.  Full of sacred, historic, spectacular sites.  First, a lesson.  Recognize this? It means “Temple”  It is a common, ancient symbol.  So, when you look at Googlemaps for any part of Japan and you see these … Continue reading

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