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Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo, JapanTokyo SkytreeTokyo, JapanI wasn't planning on going up in the Skytree, but am so glad I did - great views of Tokyo and a beautiful sunset sky.Sumida, JapanSumidaJapanA view of the Sumida skyline, including the Asahi flame - also referred to by locals as the 'poop building'.GINZA SIX, Tokyo, JapanGINZA SIXTokyo, JapanI missed the Kusama exhibit in D.C. so was excited to spot these in Tokyo's newest tony mall.Shiohama Beach Resort, Oki District, JapanShiohama Beach ResortOki District, JapanOkinoshima/Dogo Island is lined with beaches - some with facilities and some wild and deserted.Dōgojima, Oki District, JapanDōgojimaOki District, JapanChichi-sugi (a Japanese cedar tree) near the top of haunting Mt. Daimanji is also an ancient shrine.Dōgojima, Oki District, JapanDōgojimaOki District, JapanThe view from Choshi Dam on Dogo, Oki Islands.Oki Islands, JapanOki IslandsJapanComing into Dogo on the ferry.Lake Shinji, Matsue, JapanLake ShinjiMatsue, JapanBuddhas keeping watch over Lake Shinji and the island shrine.Matsue Castle, Matsue, JapanMatsue CastleMatsue, JapanOne of 12 original castles left in Japan.Lake Shinji, Matsue, JapanLake ShinjiMatsue, JapanLate afternoon clouds over Lake Shinji.Itsukushima, Hatsukaichi, JapanItsukushimaHatsukaichi, JapanIn the summer, ferries run late enough for day-trippers to catch a sunset over the famous torii gate on Miyajima Island.Okunoin, Ito District, JapanOkunoinIto District, JapanJapan's largest cemetery is a peaceful, beautiful place to explore.Okunoin, Ito District, JapanOkunoinIto District, JapanSmall statues of Jizo are wrapped in hats and bibs. Jizo is said to protect the unborn and those who die young.Danjōgaran, Ito District, JapanDanjōgaranIto District, JapanThe Nio (gate guardians) at the main temple complex in Koyasan feature a dragonfly and a cicada on their armor.Okunoin, Ito District, JapanOkunoinIto District, JapanThe monks at Ekoin do a night-time tour of the largest cemetery in Japan. Highly recommended!Ekoin, Ito District, JapanEkoinIto District, JapanA shojin ryori dinner at Ekoin monastery. Staying in temple lodgings in Koyasan in a great alternative to a ryokan.Tōdai-ji, Nara, JapanTōdai-jiNara, JapanThe largest wooden structure in the world, built to house an enormous bronze Buddha cast in the 8th century. Impressive, to say the least.Kiyomizu-dera, Kyoto, JapanKiyomizu-deraKyoto, JapanThe spring at "pure water temple" - people line up to wish for success in academics, relationships, or for a long life.Saryo Seihantei, Kyoto, JapanSaryo SeihanteiKyoto, JapanA calm oasis of soba near Kiyomizu-dera Temple.Tenryu-ji, Kyoto, JapanTenryu-jiKyoto, JapanTenryu-Ji is one of the more expensive temples, at $8 for the temple and gardens. Skip the temple if you're short on cash - the gardens are the...
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