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Kukai and the impact of Shingon Buddhism in stunning Koyasan: Amazing beauty of Wakayama

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Kukai and the impact of Shingon Buddhism in stunning Koyasan: Amazing beauty of  Wakayama Michel Lebon and Walter Sebastian Modern Tokyo Times   Kukai is one of the most powerful individuals in Japanese history and religion. Today his legacy can be seen throughout Shingon Buddhism and this branch of Buddhism is still growing and developing […]

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Japan Tourism and Musashi-Kyuryo National Park: Shinrin Park in Saitama

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Japan Tourism and Musashi-Kyuryo National Park: Shinrin Park in Saitama Tomoko Hara and Sebastian Walter Modern Tokyo Times The full name of Shinrin Park (Shinrin Koen) in Saitama prefecture is Musashi-Kyuryo National Government Park. If you are a tourist or reside in Tokyo, then it takes just under one hour from Ikebukuro train station. This […]

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Negoro-ji in Stunning Wakayama: Buddhism, Culture and Japanese Tourism

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Negoro-ji in Stunning Wakayama: Buddhism, Culture and Japanese Tourism Walter Sebastian and Jay Doggett Modern Tokyo Times Japan is blessed with amazing nature and the historical and cultural reality of this unique nation means that you have so many stunning places to visit. Wakayama prefecture is located in the Kansai region and throughout this part […]

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Stunning Buddhist grounds of Heirinji Zen Temple in Saitama (near Tokyo)

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Stunning Buddhist grounds of Heirinji Zen Temple in Saitama (near Tokyo) Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo Times The stunning Heirinji Zen Temple is located in Niiza and while this part of Saitama prefecture may not appear to be out of the ordinary, the same can’t be said about this temple which is blessed with large grounds. […]

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Japan Tourism in Wakayama: Koyasan, Kukai and Shingon Buddhism

Japan Tourism in Wakayama: Koyasan, Kukai and Shingon Buddhism Olivier LeCourt and  Hiroshi Saito Modern Tokyo Times Koyasan is located in Wakayama Prefecture and the stunning nature throughout the year is extremely beautiful. The rich legacy of culture and religion is still alive and Mount Koya provides amazing views. Therefore, you can understand why Kukai […]

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Japan Tourism in Wakayama: Kumano Kodo, Koyasan, Shirahama and Kii Peninsula

Japan Tourism in Wakayama: Kumano Kodo, Koyasan, Shirahama and Kii Peninsula James Jomo and Hiroshi Saito Modern Tokyo Times Wakayama prefecture in Japan is blessed with many amazing places to visit and the richness of culture and history can be felt throughout this lovely region. This notably applies to Wakayama Castle, Koyasan, Kumano Kodo pilgrimage […]

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Tokyo Tourism and Lifestyle: The Adorable Garden of Koishikawa Korakuen

Tokyo Tourism and Lifestyle: The Adorable Garden of Koishikawa Korakuen Sarah Deschamps and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times The pace of life in all major cities throughout the world can sometimes catch up on people therefore gardens are important places to unwind and refresh the soul. Of course individuals visit beautiful gardens for many reasons […]

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Bonsai Trees in Japanese Prints: Small is Beautiful

Bonsai Trees in Japanese Prints – Small is Beautiful By toshidama I suppose that if you were to ask most people about traditional Japanese culture, they would talk about geishas and samurai, sushi, kimonos and bonsai trees. It’s likely though that few people would know much about the bonsai tree and probably would not have seen one. […]

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Green Tea Ceremony in Japan: History, Culture and Tradition

Green Tea Ceremony in Japan: History, Culture and Tradition Olivier LeCourt and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese green tea ceremony is internationally famous because of the many angles to this rich cultural tradition. In historical terms this ceremony dates back to the ninth century and once the spiritual angle became associated then new dimensions […]

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Japan tourism and Koyasan in Wakayama: Kukai, stunning scenery and Shingon Buddhism

Japan tourism and Koyasan in Wakayama: Kukai, stunning scenery and Shingon Buddhism Olivier LeCourt and  Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Wakayama prefecture in Japan is blessed with stunning scenery throughout this adorable part of Japan. Equally important is the power of history, religion and culture in Wakayama because you have many national and regional treasures […]

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