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Last additions - SHIZUOKA 静岡県
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Shuzenji Temple's wedded trees (two tree trunks growing from the same roots) and child tree.Apr 19, 2020
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Hie Shrine's amulet for finding a good partner.Apr 19, 2020
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High-class inn named "Asaba"Apr 13, 2020
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Drinkable hot spring water in Tokko-no-Yu Park.Apr 13, 2020
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About the Child Daishi statue. 湯掛け稚児大師像Apr 13, 2020
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Tokko-no-Yu Park has this child Daishi statue on which you can pour hot spring water andmake a wish. 湯掛け稚児大師像Apr 13, 2020
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Tokko-no-Yu Park has this foot bath named "Suginoyu" overlooking the river. 杉の湯Apr 13, 2020
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Tokko-no-Yu Park 独鈷の湯公園Apr 13, 2020
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View of Shuzenji from Hakoyu Spa lookout tower.Apr 13, 2020
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View from Hakoyu Spa lookout tower.Apr 13, 2020
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Hakoyu Spa lookout tower. 筥湯Apr 13, 2020
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Hakoyu Spa lookout tower. 筥湯Apr 13, 2020
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Hakoyu Spa lookout tower. 筥湯Apr 13, 2020
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About Hakoyu Spa. This site is where Shogun Minamoto Yoriie bathed during the Kamakura Period. 筥湯Apr 13, 2020
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Hakoyu Spa is a public hot spring bath. The bath house is made of cypress wood. Fee is ¥350. 筥湯Apr 13, 2020
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Togetsu Bridge 渡月橋Apr 13, 2020
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Togetsu Bridge 渡月橋Apr 13, 2020
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Hie Shrine ema tablet.Apr 13, 2020
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Shuzenji Temple's wedded trees.Apr 13, 2020
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Shuzenji Temple's wedded trees (two tree trunks growing from the same roots). There's also a child tree. Women who want to get married or have children come to pray here.子宝の杉Apr 13, 2020
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About Shuzenji Temple's wedded trees, about 800 years old.Apr 13, 2020
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Hie Jinja Shrine in Shuzenji, Shizuoka. 日枝神社拝殿Apr 13, 2020
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Worshippers' wishes. Tamayori and Ninuriya good luck charms tied on this lattice with people's wishes written.『玉依の花』と『丹塗り矢』Apr 13, 2020
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Hie Jinja Shrine legend.Apr 13, 2020
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About Hie Jinja Shrine. 日枝神社https://www.hiejinja.net/english/index.htmlApr 13, 2020
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Hie Jinja Shrine is next to Shuzenji Temple in Izu, Shizuoka. 日枝神社Apr 13, 2020
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Bell tower at Shuzenji Temple. 修禅寺 鐘楼堂Apr 13, 2020
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Shuzenji Temple's Hondo main hall. 修禅寺Apr 13, 2020
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Shuzenji Temple was founded by Kobo Daishi (Kukai) in 807 was originally a Shingon Buddhist temple. Izu, Shizuoka Prefecture. 修禅寺https://shuzenji-temple.com/english.htmlApr 13, 2020
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Shuzenji Temple is a Soto-shu Zen Buddhist temple. 曹洞宗 修禅寺Apr 13, 2020
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Shuzenji Temple's Wash basin has hot spring water. 水屋Apr 13, 2020
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Wash basin 水屋 修禅寺Apr 13, 2020
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Shuzenji Temple's Sanmon Gate. 修禅寺 山門Apr 13, 2020
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Kokei Bridge 虎渓橋 Apr 13, 2020
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Katsura Bridge in Shuzenji Onsen decorated with chrysanthemum.Apr 13, 2020
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Tokko-no-Yu spring in the middle of the river, Shuzenji's hot spring water source. 独鈷の湯Apr 13, 2020
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Tokko-no-Yu spring in the middle of the river, Shuzenji's symbol and hot spring water source founded by Kobo Daishi. I was told that people are not allowed to dip into the water here, but tourists are using it as a foot bath.独鈷の湯Apr 13, 2020
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Sculpture of the tokko Buddhist tool Kobo Daishi used to dig for Shuzenji's hot spring source.Apr 13, 2020
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Soft-serve ice cream cone with freshly-grated wasabi. Very good. Shuzenji Onsen, Izu, Shizuoka Prefecture. 生わさびソフトクリームApr 13, 2020
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Stand for soft-serve with freshly-grated wasabi.Apr 13, 2020
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Soft-serve with freshly-grated wasabiApr 13, 2020
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Roadside foot bath.Apr 13, 2020
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Katsura RiverApr 13, 2020
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Famous ryokan inn where famous novelists stayed and wrote novels.Apr 13, 2020
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Katsura Bridge and Katsura River in Shuzenji Onsen.Apr 13, 2020
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Katsura BridgeApr 13, 2020
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Katsura BridgeApr 13, 2020
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After the Bamboo forest is Katsura Bridge in Shuzenji Onsen. Cross this bridge to make your wish come true, especially if you want children.Apr 13, 2020
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Looking up at the sky and bamboo tree tops from the bamboo bed. 竹林の小径Apr 13, 2020
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Bamboo forest in Shuzenji Spa, Shizuoka Prefecture. The bamboo is also lit up in the evening. 竹林の小径Apr 13, 2020
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Bamboo bed to lie down and look up at the bamboo tree tops.Apr 13, 2020
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Bamboo forest in Shuzenji Spa, Shizuoka Prefecture. 竹林の小径Apr 13, 2020
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Bamboo forest in Shuzenji Spa, Shizuoka Prefecture. 竹林の小径Apr 13, 2020
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About Kaede Bridge.Apr 13, 2020
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Crossing Kaede Bridge over Katsura River.Apr 13, 2020
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View from Kaede Bridge.Apr 13, 2020
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Shuzenji Onsen is a compact hot spring town with pleasant walking paths, foot baths, and natural scenery. It's 2.5 km from Shuzenji Station which has a tourist information office.From Shuzenji Station, you can rent a bicycle and ride to Shuzenji Onsen for a day trip. We started our walk from near Yasuragi Bridge in Nov. 滝下橋Apr 13, 2020
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Gallery Shuzenji Kairo along the river.Apr 13, 2020
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Dinner at Seizan Yamato included deer meat.Apr 13, 2020
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Dinner at Seizan Yamato, a hot spring ryokan in Ito, Shizuoka.Apr 13, 2020
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Dinner at Seizan Yamato, a hot spring ryokan in Ito, Shizuoka.Apr 13, 2020
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Seizan Yamato Ryokan hot spring bath.Apr 13, 2020
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Seizan Yamato, a hot spring ryokan in Ito, Shizuoka. Way to the hot spring baths.Apr 13, 2020
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Seizan Yamato, a hot spring ryokan in Ito, Shizuoka. This is the lobby.Apr 13, 2020
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Ito, Shizuoka on the Izu Peninsula.Apr 13, 2020
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Anjin Summit poster.Apr 13, 2020
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Ito Onsen manhole, Shizuoka.Apr 13, 2020
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One of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune in Ito Onsen.Apr 13, 2020
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One of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune in Ito Onsen.Apr 13, 2020
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One of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune in Ito Onsen.Apr 13, 2020
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One of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune in Ito Onsen.Apr 13, 2020
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Seven Gods of Good Fortune in Ito Onsen.Apr 13, 2020
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In front of Ito Station are narrow streets with a mishmash of shops.Apr 13, 2020
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In front of JR Ito Station are some shops.Apr 13, 2020
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JR Ito StationApr 13, 2020
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JR Ito StationApr 13, 2020
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Manhole in Ito, Shizuoka.Apr 13, 2020
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JR Ito StationApr 13, 2020
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Welcome to Ito Onsen.Apr 13, 2020
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In front of JR Ito Station. Geisha available for hire.Apr 13, 2020
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JR Ito Station platform.Apr 13, 2020
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JR Ito StationApr 13, 2020
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JR Ito StationApr 13, 2020
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JR Ito Station, the gateway to Ito Onsen.Apr 13, 2020
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There's a nice lookout point here to view the light show.Apr 13, 2020
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The light patterns on the ground are animated.Apr 13, 2020
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It's quite a large spread of lights.Apr 13, 2020
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Tunnel of lights.Apr 13, 2020
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Rainbow gate.Apr 13, 2020
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Izu Kogen Grand Illumination covering a huge area with 6 million colorful LED lights called "Granillumi." Also holds light shows. Izu Highlands Granillumi 伊豆ぐらんぱる公園イルミネーションApr 13, 2020
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Entrance to Izu Granpal Amusement Park.Izu Kogen Grand Illumination covering a huge area with 6 million colorful LED lights called "Granillumi." Also holds light shows. Apr 13, 2020
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Atami Station shinkansen platform.Apr 13, 2020
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Atami Station shinkansen platform.Apr 13, 2020
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Signs in English including a QR code.Feb 08, 2018
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Bus stop to go back to Hamamatsu Station.Jun 03, 2017
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View from Iinoya Castle siteJun 03, 2017
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Quite a few steps to go to the top of Iinoya Castle.Jun 03, 2017
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Iinoya CastleJun 03, 2017
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About Iinoya Castle.Jun 03, 2017
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Going up to Iinoya Castle site.Jun 03, 2017
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Iinoya ShrineJun 03, 2017
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Heading for Iinoya Castle site.Jun 03, 2017
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Ii Clan graves.Jun 03, 2017
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Map of the Ii Clan graves.Jun 03, 2017
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Ii Clan gravesJun 03, 2017
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JizoJun 03, 2017
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Way to Ii Clan graves.Jun 03, 2017
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Kaizan-doJun 03, 2017
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Chronology of Ii Naotora and Naomasa.Jun 03, 2017
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Kaizan-doJun 03, 2017
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NaotoraJun 03, 2017
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Ryotanji temple's garden designed by Kobori Enshu (from Shiga Prefecture).Jun 03, 2017
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GourdJun 03, 2017
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TripAdvisor award displayed here.Jun 03, 2017
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Inside Inari-do Hall 稲荷堂Jun 03, 2017
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Inari-do Hall 稲荷堂Jun 03, 2017
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Inside Kaizan-do 開山堂Jun 03, 2017
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Kaizan-do 開山堂Jun 03, 2017
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About the Kannon statueJun 03, 2017
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PalanquinJun 03, 2017
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Cast in NHK TV Taiga Drama NaotoraJun 03, 2017
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NaotoraJun 03, 2017
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Altar inside Ryotanji temple's Hondo main worship hallJun 03, 2017
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About Ryotanji Temple, Hamamatsu.Jun 03, 2017
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About the BuddhaJun 03, 2017
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Inside Ryotanji temple's Hondo main worship hallJun 03, 2017
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Seated Buddha statue inside Ryotanji's main hall in Iinoya, Hamamatsu.Jun 03, 2017
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Seated Buddha statue inside Ryotanji's main hall.Jun 03, 2017
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Ii family crest on roofJun 03, 2017
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Ryotanji temple's main worship hallJun 03, 2017
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Ryotanji temple's Hondo main worship hallJun 03, 2017
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Ryotanji temple's Hondo main worship hallJun 03, 2017
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About Ii Naomasa who fought for Tokugawa Ieyasu at Sekigahara and moved to Hikone, Shiga Prefecture.Jun 03, 2017
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Do not ring the bell without permission.Jun 03, 2017
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Temple bellJun 03, 2017
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