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Photos marked as were added from 30 June 2018.


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Province
State
Place
Location
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Japan
Kamakura
 Wooden beams and inscription.
Japan
Kamakura
Kencho-ji
 The main gate (1825) of the Kencho-ji Zen Buddhist monastery.
Japan
Kamakura
Kencho-ji
 Kencho-ji is the oldest Zen Buddhist monastery in Japan (1253).
Japan
Kamakura
Kencho-ji
 The temple bell was cast in 1255.
Japan
Kamakura
Kencho-ji
 One of the largest wooden buildings in Japan.
Japan
Kamakura
Kencho-ji
 The main temple.
Japan
Kamakura
 Kamakura is extensive.
Japan
Nikko
 Shin-kyo, the Sacred Bridge, dates from 1636.
Japan
Nikko
Rinno-ji
 The Rinno-ji Shrine dates from 1648.
Japan
Nikko
Rinno-ji
 The Rinno-ji Shrine is the largest in Nikko.
Japan
Nikko
Rinno-ji
 The Toshocu Shine dates from 1636.
Japan
Nikko
Rinno-ji
 The pagoda dates from 1818.
Japan
Nikko
Rinno-ji
 Elephants carved by an artist who had never seen one.
Japan
Nikko
Rinno-ji
 "Hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil".
Japan
Nikko
Rinno-ji
 The main shrine at Rinno-ji.
Japan
Nikko
Rinno-ji
 The drum tower.
Japan
Nikko
Rinno-ji
 The Gate of Sunlight.
Japan
Nikko
Rinno-ji
 The Gate of Sunlight is highly ornate.
Japan
Nikko
Rinno-ji
 Detail of the Gate of Sunlight.
Japan
Nikko
Rinno-ji
 Warrior.
Japan
Nikko
Rinno-ji
 Yakushido.
Japan
Nikko
Rinno-ji
 Colourful decoration.
Japan
Nikko
Rinno-ji
 Decorated eves.
Japan
Nikko
Rinno-ji
 A bronze tomb.
Japan
Nikko
Futaara-san
 Paining of a horse.
Japan
Nikko
Daiyuin-Byo
 The entrance to the Daiyuin-Byo Shrine.
Japan
Nikko
Daiyuin-Byo
 The shrine dates from 1660.
Japan
Nikko
Daiyuin-Byo
 A gate guardian.
Japan
Nikko
 Decorations.
Japan
Nikko
 Decorated beams.
Japan
Kyoto
Nijo Castle
 Carved wooden birds on Karamon Gate.
Japan
Kyoto
Nijo Castle
 The palace buildings are very elegant and date from 1603.
Japan
Kyoto
Nijo Castle
 The palace building.
Japan
Kyoto
Nijo Castle
 Roof decoration.
Japan
Kyoto
Nijo Castle
 Bridge over the inner moat.
Japan
Kyoto
Nishi-Honganji Temple
 The temple was founded in the 13th century.
Japan
Kyoto
Nishi-Honganji Temple
 The original moat.
Japan
Kyoto
Nishi-Honganji Temple
 The present buildings of the temple date from 1636.
Japan
Kyoto
Nishi-Honganji Temple
 The gateway has wooden carvings.
Japan
Kyoto
Gosho Imperial Palace
 The palace was rebuilt in 1855.
Japan
Kyoto
Heian-Jingu Shrine
 The shrine dates from 1895, Kyoto's 1000th anniversary.
Japan
Kyoto
Higashi Honganji Temple
 The temple buildings are elegant and made of wood.
Japan
Kyoto
Higashi Honganji Temple
 Bronze dragon.
Japan
Kyoto
Sanjusangendo Temple
 The temple dates from 1266.
Japan
Kyoto
Kiyomizu-Dera Temple
 The temple complex dates from 1633.
Japan
Kyoto
Kiyomizu-Dera Temple
 One of the main shrines.
Japan
Kyoto
Kiyomizu-Dera Temple
 Building on stilts.
Japan
Kyoto
Chion-In Temple
 The temple dates from the 17th century.
Japan
Kyoto
Shoren-In Temple
 The Shoren-In Temple resembles a palace.
Japan
Kyoto
Shoren-In Temple
 The temple complex is 700 years old.
Japan
Kyoto
Shoren-In Temple
 Decorated tiled roofs.
Japan
Kyoto
Shoren-In Temple
 Stone bridge.
Japan
Kyoto
Shoren-In Temple
 Screen painting.
Japan
Kyoto
Nanzen-Ji Temple
 The 13th century Nanzen-Ji Temple.
Japan
Kyoto
Nanzen-Ji Temple
 The wooden buildings date from the 13th century.
Japan
Kyoto
Nanzen-Ji Temple
 Painted doors.
Japan
Kyoto
Eikando Temple
 Eikando Temple was founded in 856.
Japan
Kyoto
Eikando Temple
 Figurine.
Japan
Kyoto
Eikando Temple
 Mask.
Japan
Kyoto
Ninnaji Temple
 The temple was founded in 886.
Japan
Kyoto
Ninnaji Temple
 The emperor Emperor Uda became the first priest of the temple.
Japan
Kyoto
Ninnaji Temple
 The temple has a room full of Omuro flower arrangements.
Japan
Kyoto
Ninnaji Temple
 The Omuro flower arrangements are very intricate.
Japan
Kyoto
Ninnaji Temple
 An example of Omuro, a form of flower arrangement.
Japan
Kyoto
Ninnaji Temple
 An example of an Omuro flower arrangement.
Japan
Kyoto
Ninnaji Temple
 Omuro flower arrangement.
Japan
Nara
Silk Road Exhibition
 Nara was the terminus of the Silk Road. This is an exhibition to commomorate 2000 years of the ancient route.
Japan
Nara
Silk Road Exhibition
 Xian.
Japan
Nara
Silk Road Exhibition
 Turfan.
Japan
Nara
Silk Road Exhibition
 Darius the Great.
Japan
Nara
Silk Road Exhibition
 Marco Polo.
Japan
Nara
Kofukuji Temple
 A five storey pagoda built in 1426.
Japan
Nara
Kofukuji Temple
 The Octagonal Hall dates from 1789.
Japan
Nara
Kofukuji Temple
 A three storey pagoda built in 1143.
Japan
Nara
Todaiji Temple
 The Main Gate (1199) of the Todaiji Temple.
Japan
Nara
Todaiji Temple
 Gate guardian.
Japan
Nara
Todaiji Temple
 Guardian heads.
Japan
Nara
Todaiji Temple
 Wooden statue.
Japan
Nara
Todaiji Temple
 Daibatsu is the largest bronze Buddha in Japan. It is 16m high.
Japan
Nara
Todaiji Temple
 Grave markers.
Japan
Nara
Nigatsudo
 The temples in the complex date from 738.
Japan
Nara
Nigatsudo
 The temples are wooden.
Japan
Nara
Nigatsudo
 Carved wooden panel depicting the Buddha.
Japan
Nara
Nigatsudo
 One of a collection of carved wooden panels.
Japan
Nara
Kashuga Shrine
 The Kashuga Shrine dates from 768.
Japan
Nara
Kashuga Shrine
 Some of the 3000 stone lanterns along the pathways.
Japan
Nara
Horyn-Ji Temple
 The entrance to the Horyn-Ji Temple, founded in 607.
Japan
Nara
Horyn-Ji Temple
 Chumon Gate (607).
Japan
Nara
Horyn-Ji Temple
 The Horyn-Ji Temple contains the oldest wooden buildings in the world.
Japan
Nara
Horyn-Ji Temple
 Temple guardian.
Japan
Nara
Horyn-Ji Temple
 The Kodo (909).
Japan
Nara
Horyn-Ji Temple
 The Kondo
Japan
Nara
Horyn-Ji Temple
 A group of the oldest wooden buildings in the world.
Japan
Nara
Horyn-Ji Temple
 Drum tower.
Japan
Hiroshima
Peace Park
 This 1915 building was 600m below and 150m north west of the atom bomb blast that destroyed the city.
Japan
Hiroshima
Peace Park
 The Children's peace Monument.
Japan
Hiroshima
Peace Park
 One of the many memorials to the 200,000 victims of the atomic bomb blast.
Japan
Hiroshima
Peace Park
 A mound containing the ashes of tens of thousands of victims of the atom bomb is in a former residential area.
Japan
Hiroshima
Peace Park
 Memorial containing a register of the victims.
Japan
Hiroshima
Peace Park
 The Memorial Museum.

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