Spotlight: Hondo-ji (Chiba)

Japan is chock full of temples and shrines and frankly, not all of them are worth adding to your itinerary. In some cases, they're too old or run-down or out of the way to make the effort. In other instances, visiting in one season may leave a bland impression ... while¬†visiting at just that perfect... Continue Reading →

Spotlight: Daibutsu (Kamakura)

Most visitors to Tokyo, if they're in the city for more than a few days, end up making a day trip. Some opt for the sumptious shrines of Nikko, but I've always been partial to the accessible splendors of the medieval capital of Kamakura. And the one image that defines the town of Kamakura is... Continue Reading →

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