March 30, 2016

The pilgrimage to the 7 Lucky Deities was so long, we had to break it up into 2 days.  So here is part2 of the journey with an added stop at the Great Buddha of Kamakura (Kamakura Daibutsu).  The Great Buddha of Kamakura is a bronze statue of Amida Buddha, which stands...

March 24, 2016

Jindaiji temple is not only one of Tokyo’s oldest temples, but also one of the city’s most authentic. The complex consists of the large and majestic main temple together with a number of smaller temples, a big bell and more. It is the only botanical park in Tokyo and h...

March 8, 2016

Since the Edo period, pilgrimages honoring the seven lucky gods of Japanese folklore have been a popular way of assuring one’s luck. Since we did not make it to all the temples/shrines this day, this is only part 1 of the pilgrimage.  Here is a list of the temples and...

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