Shrines and Temples

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Balboa Park, San Diego, CaliforniaBalboa ParkSan Diego, CaliforniaAhhh, the marvelous buildings of Balboa Park. If you're ever in San Diego, this is a must visit! It's so relaxing and has beautiful architecture....Prambanan, IndonesiaPrambananIndonesiaThe carvings depicting Lord Rama killing the evil monkey king twin brother shows his arrow point cutting right through him. These were in such...Yuigahama 1 Chome, Kamakura, JapanYuigahama 1 ChomeKamakura, JapanHase-dera, great kannon in Kamakura city is located about one hour travel by train from Tokyo. There is the wooden statue of kannon on top of the...Yuigahama 1 Chome, Kamakura, JapanYuigahama 1 ChomeKamakura, JapanJizou, a Buddhist statue believed to be protecting children from disasters. This is the one found in Hase- dera and has faithful face. Similar...Yuigahama 1 Chome, Kamakura, JapanYuigahama 1 ChomeKamakura, JapanKomainu, a pair of creation looks like dog or lion. They are sitting as guardians for sacred place like shrines or temples. There is a reproduced...Suleymaniye, Istanbul, TurkeySuleymaniyeIstanbul, TurkeyThis is the interior look of Suleymaniye Mosque. It's always with lights and looks amazing. #istanbul #mosque For more: see my previous picture :)Meiji Jingu Shrine, Tokyo, JapanMeiji Jingu ShrineTokyo, JapanCooler spot in the Tokyo desert. It is actually 2-3 degree cooler than streets thanks to this well-mentioned forest. You may want to just escape...Shofukuji Temple, Fukuoka, JapanShofukuji TempleFukuoka, JapanShofuku-ji temple, the first zen temple in Japan was founded in 1195. You may just glance Buddha statues over the fence of this hut. There are...Kushida Shrine, Fukuoka, JapanKushida ShrineFukuoka, JapanKushida shrine is believed have been build in 757 or 941. But any case, here gathers a lot of respect from merchants in Hakata. This shrine is a...八坂神社, Kyoto, Japan八坂神社Kyoto, JapanYasaka Jinja in Gion, Kyoto.Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū, Kamakura, JapanTsurugaoka Hachiman-gūKamakura, JapanTsurugaoka Hachiman, traditional shrine opened in1068. A guardian for Kamakura Bushi. Beautiful sunset.Asakusa 1 Chome, Tokyo, JapanAsakusa 1 ChomeTokyo, JapanAsakusa Sensou-ji is lighten up every evening until 11 pm. This light is designed by Motoko Ishi. Not just beautiful but can feel some respect for...Yasukuni Jinja, Tokyo, JapanYasukuni JinjaTokyo, JapanYasukuni Shrine, well-known sacred place for victims of wars for the nation.富岡八幡宮, Tokyo, Japan富岡八幡宮Tokyo, JapanTomioka Hachimangu. originally was built in 1627 gathering its faith both from Tokugawa shogun family and people in Fukagawa, Edo. It has the...浅草寺, Tokyo, Japan浅草寺Tokyo, JapanSensou-ji Temple, long had been faithful place for people in Tokyo. Beautiful cherry blossoms and small variety shops along the path.Yuigahama 1 Chome, Kamakura, JapanYuigahama 1 ChomeKamakura, JapanDaubutsu, or Great Buddha in Kamakura. It is built in 1252 with bronze. One away distance from central Tokyo, Kamakuta reserves a lot of historical...東照宮, Nikko, Japan東照宮Nikko, JapanNikko Toshogun Okunoin. Tokugawa, Ieyasu is sleeping here forever and overlooking Tokyo from here.出雲大社, Izumo, Japan出雲大社Izumo, JapanIzumo Shrine. now rebuilding. will be complete in 2013.
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