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Kobe Danjiri Floats Festival (Kobe Japan) Danjiri Floats Festival is held in May in Higashinada-ku, Kobe City. There is a parade of Danjiri Floats and Miyairi who visits the shrine. Danjiri Floats will parade while playing with bells and drums.
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Jul.1.2017
Kitanozaka Ave. (Kobe Japan) Miyajima Island, one of the most scenic spots in Japan, has long been regarded as an Island of Gods on the beautiful Seto Inland Sea. It is a romantic and historical island where Itsukushima Shrine, a World Heritage site, is located.
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Jun.1.2017
Kitanozaka Ave. (Kobe Japan) There is a Kitano area where there are many foreign residences along the Kobe Sannomiya north side mountain. Kitanozaka avenue, where foreign residents live from the Kitano village era, has a rich atmosphere with exoticism and a fashionable spot.
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May.1.2017
Aoi Aso Shrine (Hitoyoshi Japan) Aoi Aso Shrine is a Shinto shrine in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. It is colloquially known as Aoi-san. It was originally established as a prefectural shrine, but is currently designated as a national shrine.
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Apr.1.2017
The Couple's Garden Retreat (Suzhou China) Suzhou is surrounded by a canal and there are many waterways. There are gardens divided in the east and west. Therefore, it is named The Couple's Garden. It has been registered as a world cultural heritage.
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Mar.1.2017
Sumiyoshi Shrine (Osaka Japan) Sumiyoshi taisha, also known as Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine, is a Shinto shrine in Sumiyoshi ward in the city of Osaka, Japan. It is the main shrine of all the Sumiyoshi shrines in Japan.
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Feb.1.2017
Shanghai Bund Pudong(China) The Bund or Waitan is a waterfront area in central Shanghai. The area centers on a section of Zhongshan Road which runs along the western bank of the Huangpu River in the eastern part of Huangpu District.
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Jan.1.2017
Kobe Luminarie 2016 in Japan Kobe Luminarie has settled as a poetry of winter. This event will be the 22nd this year. Designed according to the theme every year, the parts are transported from Italy and assembled with Italian craftsmen and Japanese staff. This year's theme is "Light Lyrics" and Producer is Mr. Daniel Monteverde.
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Dec.5.2016
Kyoto Imperial Palace (kyoto Japan) The Kyoto Imperial Palace is the former ruling palace of the Emperor of Japan. The Emperors have since resided at the Tokyo Imperial Palace after the Meiji Restoration in 1869.
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Dec.1.2016
NYK Hikawamaru (Yokohama Japan) Hikawa Maru is a Japanese ocean liner that Yokohama Dock Company built for NYK Line. She was made her maiden voyage from Kobe to Seattle on 13 May 1930. She is permanently berthed as a museum ship at Yamashita Park, Yokohama.
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Nov.1.2016
Nakayamadera Temple (Hyogo Japan) Nakayamadera is a Buddhist temple, in Takarazuka, Hyogo, Japan. The Kansai Kannon Pilgrimage No.24. The principal object of worship at this temple is a Jyuichimen Kannon, or the Goddess of Mercy with eleven heads.
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Oct.1.2016
Toji Temple(Kyoto Japan) Toji (East Temple) is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon sect in Kyoto, Japan. It once had a partner, Saiji (West Temple) and, together, they stood alongside the Rashomon, gate to the Heian capital. Toji is located in southwest of JR Kyoto Station.
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Sep.1.2016
Sakami Temple (Hyogo Japan) Sagami-ji is a Shingon Buddhist temple in Kasai, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. Emperor Shomu ordered its construction in 745 at the request of Gyoki, a Buddhist priest. Sagami-ji has been caught in fire many times.
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Aug.1.2016
Tanzan Shrine (Nara Japan) Tanzan Shrine is a Shinto shrine in Sakurai, Nara Prefecture, Japan. During the anti-Buddhist movement after the Meiji Restoration of 1868 Tanzan Shrine was designated solely as a Shinto shrine dedicated to the worship of the kami of Fujiwara no Kamatari.
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Jul.1.2016
Kobe Danjiri Floats Festival (Hyogo Japan) In Higashinada-ku, Kobe city, Danjiri Float Festivals are performed in many places in May. In Danjiri Float, players get on inside and play it by a drum, a gong, a bell. Danjiri Floats go round in the whole city to a performance.
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Jun.1.2016
Hikone Castle (Shiga Japan) Hikone Castle is a Japanese Edo-period castle in the city of Hikone, in Shiga Prefecture. It is considered the most significant historical building in Shiga. Hikone is one of only 12 Japanese castles with the original keep, and one of only five castles listed as a national treasure.
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May.1.2016
Hakogi House (Kobe Japan) Hakogi House is an old house located in the northern part of Kobe. This house is estimated to be Japan's oldest. Main house was built in the first half of the Muromachi period, Hanare was built in the mid-Edo period.
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Apr.1.2016
Bicchu Kokubunji Temple (Japan) Bitchu Kokubunji Temple is the Shingon sect in Okayama Prefecture Soja City. The original temple in Nara period 8th century, was built by the Emperor Shomu. Surroundings are idyllic scene in the rural.
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Mar.1.2016
Kobe Kantei-byo Kantei-byo has been enshrined honors Guan Yu is a god of business. Kantei-byo has been supported by overseas Chinese living in Japan. Kantei-byo located in China, Taiwan, Vietnam and Japan. Guan Yu has become the god of business is deification.
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Feb.1.2016
Hyogo Tsu neighborhood In the 10th century, Taira no Kiyomori renovated the then Owada no Tomari and moved to Fukuhara ,the short-lived capital neighbouring the port. Throughout medieval era, the port was known as Hyogo no Tsu.
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Jan.1.2016
Kobe Luminarie 2015 in Japan Kobe Luminarie is the annual event since Hansin-big-earthquake. In 1995, Kobe city was hit by big earthquake. Kobe Luminarie is a Requiem with lllumination and music. The first Kobe Luminarie was held in December 1995. This year, 21th Kobe Luminariee it has been held. This event has become a winter tradition.
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Dec.5.2015
Autumn color in 2015 (Japan) In Japan, autumn leaves is a fall seasonal tradition. Various trees are coloring as a representative of the maple. Deep red, orange, yellow, is variety. Photos of the colored leaves are in Koyasan and the Kobe Municipal Arboretum.
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Dec.1.2015
Tairyuji Temple (Kobe Japan) Kukai and Saicyo went to Tang China in 804 together and Japanese missions to Tang China. Kukai was the safety of the prayer of the voyage in Tairyuji Temple before going to Tang China. Kukai returned home from Tang China, was a prayer to go to Tairyuji Temple.
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Nov.1.2015
Bisyamondo Tenmple (Kyoto Japan) Bisyamondo Tenmple is Tendai temple that exists in Kyoto Yamashina. Bisyamondo Tenmple is Monzeki temple. Monzeki were Japanese Buddhist priests of aristocratic or imperial lineage. Prince of Emperor Go-Sai reblogged secluded life in this temple. Vermilion of the building is beautiful.
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Oct.1.2015
Shirahige Shrine & Stone statue of Buddha (Shiga Japan) Shirahige Jinja is a Shinto shrine in Takashima in Shiga Prefecture, Japan. The shrine is dedicated to Sarutahiko Okami. It is the head shrine of the Shirahige Shrines around the country. There is a big torii in Lake Biwa. Near the Shirahige shrine, there are a lot of Amida Buddha that is said to Ukawa48.
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Sep.1.2015
Gion Float Festival (Kyoto Japan) The Gion Festival takes place annually in Kyoto and is one of the most famous festivals in Japan. It goes for the entire month of July and is crowned by a parade, the Yamaboko parade on July 17 and July 24. I will introduce the Scenes festival that takes place on 24.
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Aug.1.2015
Tennoji 7 Slope neighborhood (Osaka Japan) Osaka Uemachi plateau is extend to the south from the vicinity of Osaka Castle. Uemachi Plateau west of Tennoji Ward is lower, it is slope. The slope of this area called the Tennoji seven slope, temple has gathered. Some of the slope can not pass the car.
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Jul.1.2015
Honenji Temple (Kagawa Japan) Honenji Temple in Takamatsu is the family temple of Takamatsu Matsudaira. This temple has been enshrined founder Honen of Jodo sect. This temple has Buddha of Nirvana statue. In 2011, five-story pagoda was built as a memorial project of Honen eight hundred years.
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Jun.1.2015
Shidiji Temple (Kagawa Japan) Shidoji is a temple of the Shingon sect. Shikoku Pilgrimage is eighty-sixth number Fudasho of hallowed ground. Foundation seems old, but the current buildings were rebuilt by Takamatsu lord Matsudaira. Buddha is eleven faces Kannon. Currently, a lot of pilgrims have visited. Crowded.
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May.1.2015
Cyokeiji Temple (Osaka Japan) Chokeiji temple has been revived in Keicho era by Hideyori Toyotomi. This temple is the Shingon sect. Although after the Meiji era was in decline, and now we are revived again. Many buildings have been built.
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Apr.1.2015
Kitano Ijinkan House (Kobe Japan) The Ijinkan area with its exotic atmosphere has Western-style houses, art museums, jumble shops, and souvenir shops--perfect for a leisurely stroll. The Ijinkan were built about 200 over, since the Meiji, Taisyo era.
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Mar.1.2015
Shin-Yakushi-ji Temple (Nara Japan) Shin-Yakushi-ji is a Buddhist temple of the Kegon sect in Nara, Japan. It was founded in 747 by Empress Komyo. Initially a large complete Shichido garan temple, it suffered from fire damage and deteriorated during the Heian period. The temple was revived during the Kamakura period. Only one building, the present main hall or Hon-do, has survived from the 8th century.
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Feb.1.2015
Oji zoo (Kobe Japan) You can closely observe approximately 150 varieties of animals from around the world. It is also known as a great site for cherry blossoms in spring, which made the zoo popular site where children as well as a couple or family can enjoy.
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Jan.1.2015
Kobe Luminarie 2014 in Japan Kobe Luminarie is the 20th in this year. It is established now as the event of Kobe in December. It entrusted them with the dream to the revival of the Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake in 1995 and it started. It is designed by the theme "Kobe dream and light" this year.
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Nov.14.2014
Kanshinji Temple (Osaka Japan) Kanshinji Temple is Koyasan Shingon sect in Kawachinagano. Precincts will be able to feel the landscape of mountain temple blessed naturally. Principal statue is Nyoirinkan'non. This statue has been designated a national treasure.
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Nov.1.2014
Inagawa of Mokujiki Buddha statues (Hyogo Japan) In Inagawa, there are a lot of Mokijiki Buddha statues. Yugyo monk Mokujiki Myoman syonin of the Edo era caved Mokujiki Buddha statues when the 90-year-old, and at that time carved statues have survived 22 bodies. In stay of three months in Inagawa, the monk was carved more than 30 bodies.
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Nov.1.2014
Horyuji Temple (Nara Japan) The current temple is made up of two areas, the Sai-in in the west and the To-in in the east. The western part of the temple contains the sanctuary hall and the temple's five-story pagoda. The To-in area holds the octagonal Yumedono hall and sits 122 meters east of the Sai-in area.
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Oct.1.2014
Himeji Castle (Hyogo Japan) Himeji Castle is a hilltop Japanese castle complex located in Himeji, in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. The castle is regarded as the finest surviving example of prototypical Japanese castle architecture, comprising a network of 83 buildings with advanced defensive systems from the feudal period.
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Sep.1.2014
Ise Jingu (Mie Japan) Jingu is principally composed of the Naiku where Amaterasu Omikami, the ancestral kami of the Imperial Family, is worshiped, and Geku where Toyouke Omikami, the kami of agriculture and industry, is worshiped. Naiku is the alternative name for Kotai Jingu, the sanctuary that is located in the southern part of Ise city.
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Aug.1.2014
Jade Buddha Temple in Shanghai China In the western part of Shanghai, a very modern and flourishing city, there is a venerable and famous Buddhist temple, Jade Buddha Temple. In 1882, an old temple was built to keep two jade Buddha statues which had been brought from Burma by a monk named Huigen.
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Jul.1.2014
Temples in Saho road (Nara Japan) There is Hokkeji Monzeki temple to abuts against of the road that extends straight to the west of Tegai-mon gate of Todaiji Temple. Now, it is called a Ichijodori, in the remnants of Ichijyo Oji of Heijokyo, this road is said to have Saho road there are temples and historic sites along the way.
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Jun.1.2014
Furukawa Float Festival (Hida Japan) The festival of Hida, Takayama floats festival is famous. The Furukawa near Takayama, there is Furukawa floats festival 9 floats groups to parade. There are performances of wind-up doll, the children staged kabuki in floats. This year, Yomatsuri was aborted rain is likely to get off.
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May.1.2014
Nijo Castle (Nijyo-jo) in kyoto Japan The castle was originally built in 1603 as the official Kyoto residence of the first Tokugawa Syogun, Ieyasu. It was completed in 1626 by the third Tokugawa Syogun, Iemitsu, with the addition of some structure transferred from Fushimi Castle (built in the Momoyama period; 1573-1614).
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Apr.1.2014
Kodaiji Temple (Kyoto Japan) The temple was established in 1606 by Kita-no-Mandokoro (1548-1624) in memory of her late husband Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536-1598). Kita-no-Mandokoro was also known as Nene. She later became a priestess and assumed the name of Kodaiin Kogetsuni.
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Mar.1.2014
Todaiji Temple (Nara Japan) Todaiji Temple is a Buddhist temple complex located in the city of Nara, Japan. Its Great Buddha Hall (Daibutu hall), houses the world's largest bronze statue of the Buddha Vairocana, known in Japanese simply as Daibutsu. The temple also serves as the Japanese headquarters of the Kegon school of Buddhism.
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Feb.1.2014
Kobe Luminarie 2013 in Japan Kobe Luminarie is the 19th in this year. It is established now as the event of Kobe in December. It entrusted them with the dream to the revival of the Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake in 1995 and it started. It is designed by the theme "Memory of light" this year.
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Dec.6.2013
Moji Retro (Fukuoka Japan) Mojiko Station is a railway station on the Kagoshima Main Line in Moji-ku, Kitakyushu, Japan, operated by the Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu). Several of the buildings in the port town were built between the Meiji Era and Taisho Era (1914 to 1914) and are still standing today.
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Dec.1.2013
Longhua temple in Shanghai Longhua temple is a Zen sect buddhist temple that Sun Quan of Kure created in 242 AD . A present building was built in Song. Longhua Pagoda in eight corner seven layers that has built in front of the buddhist temple is assumed the first rebuilding Northern Song, and the oldest buddhist temple in Shanghai.
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Nov.1.2013
Enryaku-ji Temple in Japan Enryaku-ji is a Tendai monastery located on Mount Hiei in ?tsu, overlooking Kyoto. It was founded during the early Heian period. The temple complex was established by Saich? (767-822), who introduced the Tendai sect of Mahayana Buddhism to Japan from China. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Oct.1.2013
Kibune Danjiri Floats Festival (Hyogo Japan) Kibune Shrine in Amagasaki-shi is God of the water in a system of Kibune Shrine in the pommel horse of Kyoto. The Danjiri Floats Festival is held for two days. On the first day, there are parade and Miyairi. At night, eight Danjiri Floats do it Miyairi.
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Sep.1.2013
Gion Float Festival (Kyoto Japan) Gion Festival is one of the three largest traditional festivals in Japan. The other two are the Kanda festival in Tokyo and Tenjin Festival in Osaka. The Gion Festival lasts from July 1 to 29 as the midsummer celebration of Yasaka Shrine. The main event is Parade of Floats.
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Aug.1.2013
Ikkyuji temple (Kyoto Japan) The Ikkyuji temple, Zen master Ikkyu there lived about 25 years from 1456 of the Muromachi period when the 63 years old, in 1481, until his death at the age of 88. There is also grave in the precincts of the Zen master Ikkyu.
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Jun.1.2013
Tocyoji Temple (Fukuoka Japan) Tochoji Temple is said to be esoteric Buddhism temple was founded by Kukai who returned from 806 years from Tang. There are wooden Shakanyorai seated, which was completed in 1992, as Fukuoka Great Buddha at height of 10.8. And The five-story pagoda was build in 2011.
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Jun.1.2013
Takayama Festival in Spring 2013 (Gifu Japan) Takayama spring Festival is annual festival of Hie Shrine, the guardian deity of the southern half of the old Takayama castle town. As such the festival is commonly known as the Sanno Festival. On the night of April 14, twelve yatai floats are festooned with some 100 lanterns for the night festival.
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May.1.2013
Syugakuin rikyu imperial villa (Kyoto Japan) In 1659, Syugakuin Rikyu Imperial Villa was completed at the foot of Mt.Hiei in northeast Kyoto, under the command of the retired Emperor Gomizuno-o. Through now it consists of three villa, the Middle Villa still did not exist at that time.
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Apr.1.2013
Katsura rikyu imperial villa (Kyoto Japan) The Katsura Rikyu Imperial Villa, which was designed by the Imperial Prince Toshihito, originally was villa of the Hachijo-no-miya Imperial family. The villa has a landscape garden with artificial hills, ponds, and streams.
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Mar.15.2013
Konkai-Komyoji Temple (Kyoto Japan) Konkai-komyoji, also the Kurodani Temple, is a Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. It is a major temple of the Jodo Sect of Buddhism. The graves of Aizu and Kuwana men who died at the Battle of Toba-Fushimi are located at this temple.
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Mar.1.2013
Kyoto Imperial Palace (Japan) The Kyoto Imperial Palace is the former ruling palace of the Emperor of Japan. The emperors have resided at the Tokyo Imperial Palace since 1869 (Meiji Restoration) . Today the grounds are open to the public, and the Imperial Household Agency hosts public tours of the buildings several times a day.
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Feb.1.2013
Taiyuji Temple (Osaka Japan) Taiyuji Temple is in the east of JR Osaka Station, and the surrounding is an amusement center. This temple was built in 821. It burnt down when the Osaka castle fell the castle in 1615, and it revived in year of the Genroku era afterwards. Though all returned to the ash due to war damage in June, 1945. It is rebuilt again now.
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Jan.1.2013
Kobe Luminarie 2012 in Japan Kobe Luminarie is a festival of the light that becomes the 18th times in this year. The theme is "Bonds of light". It started as an event that handed down the revival of the repose of soul to the victim of Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake and the city and the reproductions.
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Dec.8.2012
Tsurumi Ryokuchi (Osaka Japan) The International Garden and Greenery Exposition, organized as a part of the International Expositions Convention, was held in Tsurumi Ryokuchi, Osaka for 183 days, from Sunday, April 1 to Sunday, September 30, 1990. Afterwards, the site of the exposition is maintained as a park and is place to relax for residents.
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Dec.1.2012
Gansyoji Temple (Osaka Japan) Gansyoji Temple is a head temple of a new religion of the buddhism system, and the principal image is Mejiro Fudo. Five-Storied Pagoda was completed in November, 2011, and the ceremony was held in May, 2012. This Five-Storied Pagoda is the only one in Osaka Prefecture in wooden.
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Nov.1.2012
The vicinity of Osaka temple town (Osaka Japan) There is an accumulating area in the buddhist temples in the west side of Uemachi plateau in Osaka City. The Buddhist temples are made to relocate to the suburbs when the arrangement reorganization around Osaka Castle, and make the temple town. It understands well though it is done that the buddhist temple has combined with the graveyard as when seeing in the photograph of the Google earth.
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Oct.1.2012
Ludiyan Cave ( Guilin in China) CLudiyan is the largest karst cave in Guilin. It is a natural limestone cave with multicolored lighting and has been one of Guilin’s most interesting attractions for over 1200 years. The cave got its name from the type of reed growing outside, which can be made into melodious flutes.
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Sep.1.2012
Chikurinji Temple (kochi Japan) Chikurinji Temple is a temple of Singon sect told that Gyoki opened. Temple 31 on the Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage, the main image is of Monju Bosatsu. Five-Storied Pagoda was construction in 1980.
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Aug.1.2012
Li River (Guangxi in China) Guilin is a prefecture-level city in the northeast of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of far southern China, sitting on the west bank of the Li River. The city has long been renowned for its unique scenery. Between Guilin and Yangshuo, Li River travels 83 kirometers exactry like a jade ribbon winding among thousands of beautiful peaks.
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Jul.1.2012
Omizo Float Festival (Shiga Japan) Omizo Float Festival is in the area on the west side of Lake Biwa. Five gorgeous Floats tour it in the town while playing the festival musical band. This area was a bourg. A stone wall and a Somon gate remain now.
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Jun.1.2012
Takayama Festival in Spring (Gifu Japan) The Spring Takayama Festival is centered on the Hie Shrine. The shrine is also known as the Sanno Shrine, and the spring festival is also known as the Sanno Festival. The festivals are famous for the large ornate floats, or yatai, which roam around the city at night.
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May.1.2012
Great Buddha Hall in Todaiji Temple (Nara Japan) Todai-ji temple ( Eastern Great Temple) is a Buddhist temple complex located in the city of Nara, Japan. Its Great Buddha Hall ( Daibutsuden), the largest wooden building in the world uses the world's largest bronze statue of the Buddha Vairocana, known in Japanese simply as Daibutsu. The temple also serves as the Japanese headquarters of the Kegon school of Buddhism.
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Apr.1.2012
Landscapes in Kobe (Hyogo Japan) Harborland is a beautiful section of the city of Kobe. It is located along Japan's eastern coast. With great shopping, unique places to eat, many hotels, and easy access by train, subway, or boat, it is a pedestrian paradise. Harborland is near some of the more industrial parts of eastern Japan. It is also home to the famous Port Tower.
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Mar.1.2012
Kaibara Hachiman Shrine (Hyogo Japan) The Kabara hachiman Shinto shrine in Hyogo Prefecture was created at the Heian era (nine century). It is burnt down because of Mitsuhide Akechi's Tanba attack, and compound building style in the Momoyama age rebuilt with Hideyoshi Toyotomi's instruction. It is specified for the important cultural asset.
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Feb.1.2012
Muro-ji Temple (Nara Japan) Murou-ji Temple is a buddhist temple of Shingon sect. Murou-ji Temple where the women were able to be visited is said to Koyasan that was the no admittance to women in old times, "Women Temple". Five-Storied Pagoda is a small tower to be specified for the national treasure, and to be built in outdoor.
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Jan.1.2012
Kobe Luminarie 2011 in Japan Kobe Luminarie is a light festival held in Kobe Japan, and the 17th in this year. It started as an event that handed down the revival of the repose of soul to the victim of Hanshin-Awaji (Kobe) Earthquake and the city and the reproductions. The meaning that sends the yell from Kobe to the person of the victim of a East Japan great earthquake is put this year, too. The stricken area support corner is set up.
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Dec.4.2011
Nagusa shrine (Hyogo Japan) The Nagusa Shinto shrine is located in the hillside and above sea level 800m of the Tajima-Myoken mountain. Because the Japan cedar on here had been offered to the main hall construction of Grand Shrine of Izumo, Three-Storied Pagoda was gotten and received. Three-Storied Pagoda, the front hall, and the main hall are specified for the important cultural asset.
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Dec.1.2011
Kameoka Float Festival (Kyoto Japan) The Kameoka festival is a traditional festival where 11 Yama floats tour it. Because it looks like famous Gion Festival in Kyoto well, this festival is called Gion Festival of Tanba. It is located in the north of Kyoto, and it will be possible to go in Tnba by train in 30 minutes.
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Nov.1.2011
Qiandeng (China) With a history of over 2,500 years, Qiandeng is a famous Historical and cultural town in Jiangsu province. It was Originally named "Qiandun" (literally means "the thousandth mound"). Kunqu, also known as Kunju, Kun opera or Kunqu Opera, is one of the oldest extant forms of Chinese opera.
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Oct.1.2011
Tong li gu zhen (China) Tong li is an old village in the riverside district zone from Shanghai to 80km, the landscape extends far back into the time slip. Since the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing era and especially the writers and many returned home and established a number of houses and gardens. Jiangsu Tongli is the earliest, given the important cultural property in 1982.
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Sep.1.2011
Gion Festival yoiyoiyama (Kyoto Japan) The floats in the Yoiyama Parade are divided into two groups, Hoko and Yama, and are collectively called Yamaboko. There are 9 of the larger Hoko and 23 of the smaller Yama which carry life-size figures of famous and important people. In addition to the art, there are many traditional musicians and artists sitting in the floats.
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Jul.29.2011
The Monastery of Hosios Loukas (Greek) The monastery of Hosios Loukas is situated at a scenic site on the slopes of Mount Helicon. It was founded in the early 10th century by the hermit, Hosios Lukas, whose relics are kept in the monastery to this day. It has been listed on UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.
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Jul.1.2011
Nikko Tosyogu Shrine in Japan Nikko Tosyogu is a Shinto shrine located in Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. It is part of the "Shrines and Temples of Nikko", a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tosyogu is dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa shogunate.
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Jun.1.2011
Shitennoji Temple Cherry blossoms (Osaka Japan) Shitenno-ji Temple is built by Shotokutaishi in 593. The cathedral is arrangement said, "Shitenno-ji Temple type". Now, Five-Storied Pagoda, the central hall, and the hall are rebuilt in the ferro-concrete building, and the building specified for the important cultural asset remains, too.
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May.1.2011
Pagoda in Yasaka (Hokanji Temple in Kyoto) Hokan-ji Temple is said, alias "Pagoda in Yasaka". In the buddhist temple of Rinzai sect, present precincts are buddhist temples with only Five-Story Pagoda narrowly. This Five-Story Pagoda is 49m in height, and the third height in Japan. It is specified for the important cultural asset.
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Apr.1.2011
Kotho three temples in Siga Japan Kotho Sanzan is a generic name of three Tendai sect buddhist temples located east of Lake Biwa. The buddhist temple is Saimyo-ji Temple, Kongorin-ji Temple, and Kudara-dera Temple. A lot of national treasures and important cultural assets are preserved. It is famous as the showplace of the autumn tint.
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Mar.1.2011
Senko-ji Temple in Hyogo Japan The Senzan mountain that exists in Awajishima is a mountain that is called "Awaji Fuji". It is said that it is a Japanese myth and two gods "izanagi" and "izanami" are mountains created first. Senko-ji Temple in the top of a mountain was built in 901-922 as a place that related to the Daigo emperor.
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Feb.1.2011
Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum (Kyoto Japan) It is Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum in the vicinity of JR Kyoto Station. Active Steam Locomotive is preserved, and has been exhibited in old times. An old wooden station is used as a material pavilion.
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Jan.1.2011
Kobe Luminarie 2010 in Japan "Kobe Luminarie" becomes the 16th times in 2010 entrusting them with the dream and hope to the revival and the reproduction of Hanshin-Awaji (Kobe) Earthquake victim's repose of soul and the city, being held for the first time in December, 1995 when the great earthquake happened.
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Dec.7.2010
Osaka Castle in the autumn (Osaka Japan) Originally called Ozakajo, it is one of Japan's most famous castles, and played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century of the Azuchi-Momoyama period. It is place to relax for residents as the park now.
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Dec.1.2010
Ohta Float Festival (Aichi Japan) Ohta Float Festival is a festival in the Tokai region in Japan. Four floats tour it in the town. Four floats have wind-up dolls respectively. As for festival music, the drums and flutes are used. The roof of float has been lowered while touring it up and down finish.
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Nov.1.2010
Ruins of Heijo Palace in Nara Japan Heijo Palace in Nara, was the Imperial Palace of Japan (710-784 AD), during most of the Nara period. The remains of the palace, and the surrounding area, was established as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 2010, various events are held to commemorate the 1300th anniversary of Nara Heijo Palace.
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Oct.1.2010
Maya Tenjyoji Temple in Kobe Japan Maya Tenjyoji Temple is told that Indian's monk Hodo opened by the Kotoku emperor's instruction in 646. It has been said that it was a big temple where 3,000 monks exist before. It burnt down by arson in 1976. It was rebuilt to about 1km to the north now.
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Sep.1.2010
Ninnaji Temple (Kyoto Japan) Ninna-ji Temple has it all - an exquisite five-storey pagoda, a massive main gate, delightful landscape gardens (with ponds, bridges, and old stones), raked gravel gardens, teahouses, and beautiful halls for prayer and residence.
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Aug.1.2010
View of Meteora in Greece Access to the monasteries was originally difficult, requiring either long ladders lashed together or large nets used to haul up both goods and people. Until the 17th century, the primary means of conveying goods and people from these eyries was by means of baskets and ropes. Only six of the monasteries remain today.
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Jul.1.2010
Ogaki Float Festivai (Gifu Japan) The Ogaki Float Festival announces the beginning of summer in castle town of Ogaki in Japan. The Ogaki Float Festival boasts 360-year of tradition, where 11 floats, parade through the town, exhibiting their splendid decorations in retrospect of he latter half of the 17th century.
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Jun.1.2010
Inuyama Float Festival (JApan) Inuyama Float Festival started in 1635. This year was done in the festival of the Haritsuna shrine as for the festival on April 3,4. 13 gorgeous Floats in three layers go out and all Floats dedicates the mechanism in the Haritsuna shrine. Float that puts the light of the candle in the lantern tours it at night.
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May.1.2010
Ruins in Athens (Greece) Athens, the capital of Greece, as one of the world's oldest cities, its recorded history spans around 3,400 years. Classical Athens was a powerful city-state. A centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato's Academy and Aristotle's Lyceum.
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Apr.1.2010
Great Mosque of Cordoba in Spain The Great Mezquita of Cordoba is a Roman Catholic Cathedral originally built as a Mosque on the place and partly with materials of what previously had been a Christian Visigothic Church in the Andalusian city of Cordoba, Spain.
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Mar.1.2010
Seville Cathedral (Andalucia Spain) The Cathedral of Seville in Seville, Andalucia is the largest Gothic cathedral and the third-largest church in the world. At the time of its completion in the 1500s, it supplanted the Hagia Sophia as the largest cathedral in the world. There is a grave of Christopher Columbus.
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Feb.1.2010
Gigantor in Nagata Kobe Japan Kobe City Nagata district received big damage due to the collapse and a fire of the timbered house at the Hanshin-Awaji (Kobe) Earthquake in 1995. The monument made of steel of Gigantor was constructed as a symbol of the earthquake disaster reconstruction.
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Jan.1.2010
Kobe Luminarie 2009 in Japan "Kobe Luminarie" becomes the 15th times in 2009 entrusting them with the dream and hope to the revival and the reproduction of Hanshin-Awaji (Kobe) Earthquake victim's repose of soul and the city, being held for the first time in December, 1995 when the great earthquake happened.
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Dec.12.2009
Nakanoshima in Osaka Japan Nakanoshima means "Middle Island". In the Edo Period, there were many warehouses of domains from all over Japan along these riverbanks, to which virtually every product in Japan was transported to be bought and sold.
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Dec.1.2009
Owari-Tsushima autumn festival 2009 Tsushima City in the west of Nagoya City prospers as a temple town in the Tsushima Shinto shrine, and a lot of cultural assets and old towns remain. In autumn, float who has the mechanism easily is operated to the festival.
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Nov.1.2009
Rokko & Arima in Kobe Japan I have gone from Mt.Rokko to Arima Spa by using the Rokko cable and the ropeway. The history of Arima Spa is old. There are a lot of temples.
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Oct.1.2009
Rurikoji Temple in Yamaguchi Japan Rurikoji Temple is a buddhist temple of the the Soto sect in Yamaguchi Prefecture Yamaguchi City, and Five-Storied Pagoda of the national treasure is famous.
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Sep.1.2009
Gion festival eve 2009 in Kyoto Japan The Komagata lanterns are decorated by Yama and Holo floats and a lot of people of the yukata appearance were serious bustles. The Gion Bayashi musical bands iare performed on the floats, and it is possible to go up floats in a general person in eve.
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Aug.1.2009
Karst tableland of Akiyoshidai, Syuhodo cave The Akiyoshi ableland in the Yamaguchi Prefecture in Japan is the greatest karst tableland in Japan. There are a lot of limestone caves including the Shuhodo cave in this area.
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Jul.1.2009
Kamezaki Hikiyama Float Festival in Japan As for the Kamezaki Shiohi festival done with Kamezaki of Chita Peninsula, five Float is operated. It is "Stick tightening" attraction that starts tightening the stick that each Float put up to both sides. "Beach run" that pulls Floats to sands is an attraction.
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Jun.1.2009
Hurukawa Float Festival in Japan The appearance of splendid period picture scroll unfurl like 9 brilliant and gorgeous festival floats lined up. All 9 Yatai Floats are displayed together and you can also see Kabuki performance by children, Karakuri marionette on float.
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May.1.2009
Temples of Ikaruga area (Nara Japan) Ikaruga-cho, Nara Japan has the temples connected with Prince Shotoku(574-622) including Horyuji Temple known as the oldest wooden structure in the world, and many cultural properties are left behind. Whole Horyuji Temple is registered on the World Heritage List.
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Apr.1.2009
Kiyomizu Temple, Yasaka Pagoda in Kyoto Japan Higashiyama around Kiyomizu-dera temple designated as the world's cultural heritage have many temples and shrines, and the tourist has gone the way of the stone pavement back and forth.
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Mar.1.2009
Matsuo-dera temple (Nara Japan) Nowadays, Matsuo-dera temple, known for its history as Japan's oldest YAKU-YOKE pilgrimage spot, is also the headquarters of Matsuo-san Shingon sect.
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Feb.1.2009
Wooden pagoda in Kobe Japan In Kobe city, six wooden three-story pagodas are existing. Three sets of them are designated as the important cultural property as construction of the Muromachi period.
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Jan.1.2009
Kobe Luminarie 2008 in Japan Since Kobe Luminarie was held in December, 1995 when the Kobe earthquake happened, it has been the 14th time in this time. Now, it is a true symbol in December. The theme this year serves as "Luce d' infinito".
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Dec.5.2008
Takayama Autumn Festival in Japan The Takayama Autumn Festival is the annual festival of Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine, the guardian deity of the northern half of old Takayama casle town.
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Nov.1.2008
Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut in Egypt The Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut is situated beneath the cliffs at Deir el Bahari on the west bank of the Nile near the Valley of the Kings in Egypt.
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Oct.1.2008
Danjiri Float in Amagasaki Japan Danjiri Float Festival of the Kibune shrine in Amagasaki-shi is performed over two days. Eight sets of Danjiri Float carry out the parade of the Tatsumi drum to a head, and Miyairi is performed.
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Sep.1.2008
Nara Park in Japan If historied shrines and temples, such as Todaiji, Kofuku-ji, and Kasuga Taisha, are included, Nara Park has a vast area of 660ha, and has many scenic spots. This neighborhood hits an outside capital at the end of the east in Heijokyo old capital city.
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Aug.1.2008
Ise Grand shrine (Naiku) This shrine has been familiar to the Japanese people from old times, so it's been called Oise-san(by its nickname).In accordance with Shinto tradition, the buildings are rebuilt every twenty years previous to the regular movement of Naiku, Geku and other affiliated Shrine.
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Jul.1.2008
Takehana Float Festival in Gifu Japan The Takehana Float Festival of Hashima-shi, Gifu has 13 floats and begins to be pulled alternately with half every other year. Six sets were towed 2008. Eight sets which escaped destruction by fire in the Nobi great earthquake in 1891 are hanging the gorgeous curtain and the backf curtain.
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Jun.1.2008
Takayama Spring Festival in Japan The Takayama festival held in spring and fall is known as one of the three most beautiful festivals of Japan. Ornate floats crafted by Hida artisans are pulled around. karakuri marionettes operated for god on three floats (Sanba-so, Ryujin-tai, and Shakkyo-tai floats) are the highlight of the festival.
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May.1.2008
Kantei-byo(Chinese Temple) Kobe Japan Kobe Kantei-byo is the Chinese temple in a quiet residential section. "Kan-u" is deified by the people of Chinese abroad as "God of trade" in Japan. The enshrined deity was deified by the time of Qingn as a guardian deity of a royal family by "Kan-u" which is a hero of the Mikuni mind.
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Apr.1.2008
Amagasaki Temple Area (Hyougo Japan) Although Amagasaki-shi is known as an industrial area, there are also many ruins and cultural properties. "Amagasaki Temple Area" is what brought the temple together in one place, when improving a castle town, and an 11 temples are located in a 3.9ha area now. It is one corner where the atmosphere of the Edo period remains with silence, such as pavement of the stone pavement style.
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Mar.1.2008
Iriomote Island & Taketomomi Island (Okinawa Japan) The Iriomote island is a population of about 2000 on the greatest island in the Yaeyama islands. The island is covered with the subtropical plant. The Iriomote island is specified as the Iriomote Ishigaki national park with the Ishigaki island, and the crested serpent eagle of a special natural treasure, the Iriomote wild cat, etc. live.
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Feb.1.2008
Ishigaki island in Okinawa Japan In Okinawa Prefecture, on main island and the Iriomote island, the Ishigaki island is an island large subsequently to the 3rd, is 411km away from Naha, and is subtropical climate. As for a flat part, a cane field and a pasture spread, and an area along the shore has a coral reef in the Shiraho area, and serves as the Iriomote Ishigaki national park.
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Jan.1.2008
Kobe Luminarie 2007 in Japan Since Kobe Luminarie was held in December, 1995 when the Kobe earthquake happened, it has been the 13th time in this time. Now, it is a true symbol in December. The theme this year serves as "L'era della Luce".
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Dec.15.2007
JR old Hukuchiyama dead line in Japan Although JR Takarazuka line was a trunk of JR West Japan which operates around 106.5km between Sasayamaguchi from Amagasaki, along the mountain stream of Muko river was run from the Namaze station up to the Dojo station till 1986.
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Nov.1.2007
Rokujo Hachiman Shrine in Kobe Japan There is three-story pagoda in the Rokujyo-Hachiman shrine in Kobe in Japan. The event of Yabusame which rides a horse in autumn and draws a bow is performed in the precincts of a temple. Many historical cultural properties remain in this area.
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Oct.1.2007
Suma-dera Temple in Japan It is a Shingon sect Suma-dera temple group head temple in Kobe-shi, Hyogo, and is the temple founded in 886. It is known as a temple connected with Genji-and-Heike battle.
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Sep.1.2007
Scenery of Okinawa in Japan Since Okinawa belongs to the subtropical zone, there are many places where a different scene from the mainland in Japan is seen at, and culture differs also from customs.
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Aug.1.2007
Taisannji Temple in Kobe Japan A long time ago, Taisanji Temple was a large scale temple, it has been possessed enormous area. Now, there are Main hall, Amitabha hall, three storied pagoda, and other buildings, and it is a temple of quiet appearance. Main hall is designated as the national treasure.
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Jul.1.2007
Ikegami-Honmonji Temple in Tokyo Japan Honmon-ji is the temple built on the background on which Nichiren died. Many buildings were burned down by the air raid of World War II. Deva gate, Main hall, etc. are rebuilt after that. A five-storied pagoda escapes destruction by fire, and is designated as the important cultural property.
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Jun.1.2007
Danjiei Float Festival at Moto-Sumiyoshi shrine in Kobe Japan Float currently called "Danjiri" makes a round of visits around a passage to a festival. There are a forms of floats in the feature by an area, respectively. Floats of photographs are called Kobe type.
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May.15.2007
Ueno Tosyogu shrine in Tokyo Japan Ueno Toshogu Shrine was built in the hill in Ueno in 1617. The third generation general Iemitsu will rebuild to the present shrine pavilions after that in 1651. Shrine pavilions, Copper lantern, stone construction Myojin torii, etc. are designated as the important cultural property.
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May.1.2007
The stone statue of the Buddha in Thono Japan The area called Thono is near Nara and there were just many temples in ancient times. Many stone statues of the Buddha remain now. Many of stone statues of the Buddha are built from the 11th century to the 12th century.
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Apr.1.2007
Ruins of Nakijin castle in Okinawa Japan The islands of Okinawa were once an independent nation called Ryukyu. It is believed Nakijin Castle was constructed in the 13th century and was, until the early part of the 14th century, The Castle became the center of the northern Hokuzan kingdom. It registers with world heritage.
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Mar.1.2007
Modern transportation museum in Osaka Japan The museum, operated by the West Japan Railway Company, preserves numerous steam locomotives,even operating several of them throughout the year. In Model Train Panorama Room, model trains run on a 16.5mm wide HO gauge track.
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Feb.1.2007
Toji Temple in Kyoto Japan Toji (East Temple) was built in 796. Saiji (West Temple),now gone, was on the other side of Rasyomon Gate. It registers with world heritage and there are many cultural properties.
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Jan.1.2007
Kobe Luminarie 2006 in Japan Kobe Luminarie entrusted the city dream and the hope to revival and reproduction, and was held for the first time in December, 1995 when the great earthquake happened while it put the mind of repose of souls of a Kobe earthquake victim. It is the 12th time by the end of this year since then.
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Dec.15.2006
Kakurinji Temple in Hyogo Japan It is reported that Kakurinji Temple is Prince Shotoku's erection. Then, many Halls were built in 718 and it became a name of Kakurinji Temple 1112. There is an important cultural property of a national treasure building many.
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Dec.1.2006
Ashiya Danjiri Float in Japan Ashiya-city, Hyogo is famous as an upper-class residential area in Osaka and Kobe. There are many Danjiri Floats in Osaka and Kobe area, and five sets are paraded through the city at the autumn festival in Ashiya.
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Nov.1.2006
Kumamoto Castle in Japan Kumamoto Castle, one of the three greatest Castle in Japan, was built by Kiyomasa Kato made the most of his much war experience, and took 7 years (1601-1607) to completion. In 1877, when the Seinan-war broke out, Castle Tower and other structure were burnt.
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Oct.1.2006
Zhihua Temple in Beijing China Although it is the greatest Ming period construction group which Zhihua Temple has in the east of Gugong, and the south of the Chaoyang gate, and is existing in Beijing, since it has separated from the tourist route, it is a quiet place. The court music "capital music" of Ming period can be saved, and a performance can be listened to. It seems that a successor is insufficient although CD is also sold.
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Sep.1.2006
Badaling Great Wall in China Although seven places are exhibited and sightseeing can be carried out in the Great Wall registered also into world heritage now, restoration construction is performed and Badaling Great Wall which is in the distance of 1 hour on a highway from Beijing is being crowded with many tourists. This Great Wal was built by the time of Ming and is strongly built for defense of Beijing.
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Aug.1.2006
Goryokaku Fort in Japan Together with Yokohama and Nagasaki, Hakodate was the first Japanese port to be opened to international trade. Hakodate City, on the southwest tip of Hokkaido, is blessed with a relatively mild climate for Hokkaido and abundant nature. Hokkaido is located in the north in Japan.
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Jul.1.2006
Yatsuo Hikiyama Float in Toyama Japan Hikiyama Float Festival of Etchuu-Yatsuo is performed on May 3. In addition, Hikiyama Floa which was the symbol of urban culture is still handed down. It puts on the musical accompaniment graceful with the traditional ritual which a samisen, a fife, and a drum play, and gorgeous Float makes a round of visits.
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Jun.1.2006
Osdaka Castle in Japan Osaka Castle is deep-rooted in the minds of citizens of Osaka as the symbol of Osaka. Osaka Castle built by Hideyoshi Toyotomi in 1583 was burned down by the war fire in 1615, and Osaka Castle completed it by Hidetada Tokugawa in 1629. The present main tower is construction in 1931 in the third generation.
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May.1.2006
Temple of Asuka in Japan The capital of the successive Emperor is put for about 100 years from an end of the sixth century, and there is much it, and Asukamura appears to Manyoshu tanka collection in a place, and many historic spots, remains lie scattered in a rural scenery now, and excavation and maintenance are performed.
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Apr.1.2006
Yakushiji Temple in Japan The temple was built in 582 of Sui. It came to call the QingLongSi temple in 711 of Tang. Buddhism priest Kuukai of Japan which attended the Nara period and Japanese envoy to China in the Tang Dynasty, the Buddha's preach from Keika, esoteric Buddhism was studied. It went back in 806 and the Shingon sect of Buddhism is revived.
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Mar.1.2006
Yakushiji Temple in Japan Huaqingchi pond in China Shaanxi province had become the winter resort of the emperor of the China successive generation, and an aristocrat as a hot-springs resort. Moreover, it is famous as a place used as Emperor Hsuan Tsung (682-762) of Tang known by the long epic of Po Chu-i, and the stage of Yang-Kuei-fei's romance. It is fixed as a tourist resort and there is also a hot spring now.
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Feb.1.2006
Yakushiji Temple in Japan After Yakushiji Temple is established in Fujiwarakyo, to have transferred to the Nishinokyo present by the Heijokyo erection is made into 718 years, and it is in it.
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Jan.1.2006
Kobe Luminarie 2005 in Japan Kobe Luminarie entrusted the city dream and the hope to revival and reproduction, and was held for the first time in December, 1995 when the great earthquake happened while it put the mind of repose of souls of a Kobe earthquake victim. It is the 11th time by the end of this year since then.
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Dec.18.2005
Enkyoji Temple of autumnal leaves in Japan Enkyoji Temple in Mt. Syosya in Himeji-shi, Hyogo is the temple of the Tendai sect of Buddhism. A Syokuh saint will act as founding in 966, and the precincts of a temple are specified as historic relics, and also have many important cultural properties. It is now known as a famous place of autumnal leaves.
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Dec.1.2005
Ebie Hikiyama Float in Toyama Japan The Ebie Hnayama Float festival of Shinminato-shi, Toyama Japan is performed on Sep 23 every year. It moves as the string puppet doll is valid according to the performance of a gong, a drum, and a fife.
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Nov.1.2005
Ikaruga Temple (Hyogo Japan) The Ikaruga temple was estsblished by Prince Shotoku and it was prosperous as a branch temple in Horyuji Temple for about 1000 years. It is burned according to the conflict in 1541, and after reconstruction has continued up to now as a temple of the Tendai sect of Buddhism.
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Oct.1.2005
Japanese Alps Mt. Tsubakuro located in the east of Japanese Alps and the Nakahusa hot spring at the foot are big hot springs out of which 96-degree C hot water has come. Mt. Tsubakuro, Mt.Otenjo, Mt. Jonen, and Mt.Cyoh and a walking root continue with here as the starting point.
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Sep.1.2005
Gion festival eve in Kyoto Japan Yama and Hoko floats are decorated gorgeously and lights are set aglow by the Komagata paper lanterns. The Gion musical accompaniment are performed in the lively way. Yama and Hoko make a round of visits on the next day.
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Aug.1.2005
Da Ci En Pagoda (Daxien Temple) in China Da Ci En Pagoda is in the precincts of Daxien Temple. Although it was built in 652 in order that Xuanzang might keep the Buddhist scripture which Xuanzang brought home from India in the temple founded in 648 since the first emperors of Tang were memorial services of great-great-grandmother.
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Jul.1.2005
Little Pagoda (Zenhu Temple) in China Zenhu Temple built in 684 of Tang since Tse-tien wu-hou was memorial services. The Little Pagoda in it will be built in 707, and since it is more smallish than Da Ci En Pagoda, it is called The Little Pagoda.
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Jul.1.2005
Hushiki Hanayama Float in Toyama Japan The Fushiki Hnayama Float festival of Takaoka-shi, Toyama Japan is performed on May 15 every year, and is known as quarrel Float which attaches a paper lantern night and collides violently.
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Jun.1.2005
Tsubosaka-dera Temple in Japan Tsubosakadera (formal name : Minamihokkeji Temple) was established in the first year of Taiho (A.D.700) by a priest Benki of Genkoji Temple.
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May.1.2005
Cherry in full bloom in Japan Mint Passing through of the cherry trees of the enclosure of Japan Mint will start in 1883, and continues in 100 or more. There are many late-blooming double flowering cherry trees, and about 120 kinds and about 370 are planted.
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Apr.20.2005
The Summer Palace in China The Summer Palace landscape, dominated mainly by Longevity Hill and Kuming Lake, covers an area of 2.9 square kilometers, three quarters of which is under water, Its 70,000 square meters of building space features a variety of palaces, gardens and other ancient-style architectural structures.
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Apr.1.2005
Famen Temple in China Famen Temple is in the place of 120km of west from Xian, and foundation will have 1,800 years or more of history at 189 age from 147 of Donhan. It is the temple which Buddha's ashes and the treasure with which the underground royal palace was discovered in 1,987 excavated, and became famous suddenly.
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Mar.1.2005
Xian in China Xian in Chinese Shaanxi province just had capital Changan of Tang in the ancient city with a population of 7 million. Various capitals will be placed for 2,000 years from the 11th century of B.C., and it is famous also as a starting point of the Silk Road.
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Feb.15.2005
Emperor Qin's Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Emperor Qin's Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses are the underground army corps of first Qin Emperor built 2200 years ago.
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Feb.1.2005
The Nyoiji Temple in Kobe Japan The Nyoiji Temple, Tendai sect of Buddhism, is in Kobe Japan. This temple of Main hall is lost and has become leaving a cornerstone. The three-story pagoda, Amida hall, and Monjyu hall are specified to be an important cultural property.
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Dec.1.2004
The 2004 Mido-suji Parede in Osaka Japan The Midosuji parade continues for 22 years. Float and a musical band march. More than 1 million spectators are in a place along the route.
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Nov.1.2004
Ninaji Temple in Kyoto Japan Tne Ninaji temple was founded by the fifty-ninth emperor Uda in 888. It was formerly called the Old Imperial Palace of Omuro as it served as a residence for the ex-emperor.
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Oct.1.2004
The Horakuji Temple in Osaka Japan The Horakiji Temple, Shingon sect of Buddhism, is in Osaka Japan. People believe in this temple as "Tnabe Hudoson" .As for this temple, there is a big tree of a camphor tree, and wooden three-story pagoda built in 1996.
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Sep.1.2004
The Gion Float Festival in Kyoto Japan The Gion festival in Kyoto which is one of the three Japanese grand festivals is the festival of Yasaka shrine. Various festival events are performed over the long period of time for 30 days from July 1. The highlight is the yamahoko-junko on July 17. Very colorful Yamaboko floats passes through a main street.
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Aug.1.2004
Yotakuji Temple & Iris garden Tne Yotakuji temple is the temple which the Tsugen Zen priest opened as a Soto sect Zen Buddhist seminary by command of Emperor Goenyu in 1370. A building has many which were rebuilt in 1778. There is a collection of the Gandhara sculpture. As The flower temple, the iris garden of 33,000 square meter of openingin 1975 is famous, and many tourists visit.
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Jul.1.2004
The Jhohana Float Festival in Japan Johana-cho of the terminal station in JR Johana Line which goes to the inland of Toyama Prefecture in Japan is a town with a population of 10,000. As for Jhohana Float Festival, Iori Float and Hikiyama Float are a set.
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Jun.5.2004
The Taimaji Temple in Japan The Taima temple is located in a Nara prefecture in Japan. If it passes through Ease Main gate, there are Nakanobo temple, Main hall of an important cultural property, and Lecture hall, and Hondo of a national treasure is in the front. In heights on the south, two Three-story pagodas of a national treasure build.
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May.1.2004
The Kaijyusenji Temple in Japan It is reported that Kaijusen-ji in Kyoto in Japan is foundation in 735. There was a fire in 1137, and after that, Jokei which was living in the Kasagi temple moved to this ground, and was revived in 1208. Now, it belongs to the Shingon sect of Buddhism, and the five-storied pagoda of a national treasure, Momjyu hall of an important cultural property, etc. remained.
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Apr.1.2004
The Daigoji Temple in Japan The Daigoji Temple is divided into two area, Kami-Daigo established by 874 and Shimo-Daigo established after it. It takes 1 hour on foot in a mountain path. Regent Hideyoshi opened the event which looks at the flower of a cherry trees in the spring of 1598. There are many buildings of a national treasure and an important cultural property in this temple.
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Mar.1.2004
Spot of Kobe in Japan Kobe city, in Japan, has various institutions relevant to a harbor as a port city. The town received serious damage by the Great Hanshin Earthquake in 1955. Now, revival progressing and seeing the image of an earthquake decreased.
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Feb.1.2004
The stone image of Buddha The sculpture of the light originating in the meaning of "Luminarie" of Italy is held in Kobe every year. It is the natural-features poetry of Christmas. The number of the used electric bulbs is about 240,000.The theme of this year is the horizon of light.
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Dec.31.2003
Otsu Float Festival in Japan The Otsu festival in Otsu-shi, Shiga in Japan is performed in autumn. 13 sets of Yama Float operate, in the upper part, festival musical accompaniment with a gong, a drum, and a whistle is performed, and doll mechanism can perform.
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Nov.1.2003
Akashi in Japan Akashi-shi where Akashi Kaikyo Bridge spreads at hand is on the Japanese standard time meridian line of the 135 east longitudes, and is a city with a population of about 300,000. It is blessed with the natural beauty which the sea, sky, and islands produce.
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Oct.1.2003
Toju's hometown in Japan It is the birth ground of Toju Nakae (1608-1648) which was scholar in early stages of an Edo time in the Shiga prefecture Adogawa-cho. There is a Toju shrine which deifies Toju Nakae.
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Sep.1.2003
The Danjiri Float in Amagasaki Japan 2003 The summer festival of Kibune shrine in Amagasaki Japan is a Danjiri festival.There will be Yama-awase game with which Danjiri collides violently and decides victory or defeat to be the night on the second.
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Aug.10.2003
The Old temples in Saki Road & Saho Road Omizo Float Festival performed in the district of the western side of the greatest lake" Lake Biwa" in Japan is Yama Float Festival. Yama Float of a two layer formula has the structure where the upper part and the lower part can ride as for people, and festival music by the gong, the drum, and the fife is performed in the upper part.
(photograph 15 sheets)
May.17.2003
The Old temples in Saki Road & Saho Road Ichijo Avenue, which runs directly east from the archaeological site of the Heijo Palace grounds, is also known as Saho Road. And, west is known Saki Road. Heijo Imperial Palace was constructed in 710, and continued till 794. It is dotted with old Buddhist temples and this road is walking course.
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May.1.2003
Kofukuji Temple Among the Seven Great Temple of Nara in Japan, The Kofukuji Temple has maintained the closest relationship to the city throughout the centuries, due to its central location. The Kohukuji Temple was originally built in 710, although rebuilt with the repeated fire each time, old buildings are the things of Kamakura Period.
(photograph 10 sheets)
Apr.1.2003
Todaiji Temple UNESCO-designated World Heritage Sites, Todaiji Temple was built in the Nara period (710-749 AD) at the behest of Emperor Syomu (724-749). The chief object of workshop is Vairocana Buddha, who is also the central Buddha in the KegonSutra. The Grate Buddha Hall ranks as the largest wooden structure in the world.
(photograph 15 sheets)
1.Mar.2003
Horyuji Temple Horyuji temple, founded by Prince Syotoku during the early seventh century, still proudly displays its main buildings which are the oldest examples of wooden architucture in the world. Horyuji temple was registed as part of World Cultural Heritage.
(photograph 10 sheets)
2.Feb.2003
Yoshinogari Historical Park Yoshinogari Historical Park in the Saga prefecture of Japan restores the portion around the 3rd century among the excavation spots of the ruins which continue for Yayoi-period about 600 years.
(photograph 12 sheets)
2.Nov.2002
Saga in Japan Saga is the castle town of the Nabeshima han. Much remains for which make us feel a time remain.
(photograph 12 sheets)
1.Oct.2002
Chikubu island in Japan Tikubu Island in Lake Biwa in Japan is a small island of 2km of the circumferences. Hougonji Temple and Chikubushima shrine are situated in this steep island, and the Kara Mon (Chinese gate) in shrine which is a representative achitectural relic of the splendid and gorgeous Momoyama Style, is a National Treasure.
(photograph 12 sheets)
1.Sep.2002
Suma Aquarium in Japan Renewal opening of the Suma aquarium was in 1987. There are The Amazon hall,The Forest hall, world fish hall, etc. besides a main aquarium, and there is also a tank which fishes, etc. touch by hands. There is also an amusement park, and this institution can be enjoyed by the family companion.
(photograph 10 sheets)
7.Jul.2002
Takayama festival in Japan The Takayama festival is famous for of a traditional festival in Japan. Wooden gorgeous floats run a street. The Takayama festival is performed twice for a year. It is two, the Sanno festival of spring, and the Yawata festival of autumn. 12 floats are run and mechanism can perform in spring. It overlapped with full bloom of a cherry tree this year, and was very beautiful.
(photograph 15 sheets)
30.Apr.2002
Oji Zoo in Japan The Kobe municipal Oji zoo will be established in 1928. It was transferred to the present place in 1953. A cherry tree inside the garden blooms in spring, and it is the place of relaxation of a citizen. Seemingly, there are 194 kinds of animals.
(photograph 10 sheets)
17.Mar.2002
Yakushiji Temple in Japan Yakushiji complex of temple buildings temple was comppleted in 698. Later when the capital was moved to Heijo, the temple was rebuilt at the present location in 718. Now, the lost buildings are rebuilding.
(photograph 12 sheets)
16.Feb.2002
Korakuen Garden in Japan Korakuen Garden, one of the three best traditional landscape gardens in Japan, is a cultural heritage site. Development of this garden began in 1686 under an order given to Tsuda Nagatake by Lord Ikeda Terumasa, the ruler of Okayama. It was completed 14 years later in 1700.
(photograph 8 sheets)
1.Dec.2001
Sakamoto in Japan Sakamoto of the Shiga prefecture in Japan is the town which prospered as a cathedral town of Enryakuji Temple. It is the town of Anoh-syu famous as a skill group of stone wall structure.
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1.Nov.2001
Nagahama/ Mt.Ibuki The Mt. Ibuki is highest mountain in the Shiga prefecture Japan. Nagahama-shi in the foot is the castle town built by Hideyoshi Toyotomi (1536-1598).It is the town which feels histories, such as the Hikiyama float festival which performs child kabuki.
(photograph 8 sheets)
1.Oct.2001
Takashima in Japan Takashima located in the west of Lake Biwa which is the greatest lake in Japan is the town of about 7,000 population. This town has the institution of a youth travel village etc., and it is just going to impress a history.
(photograph 16 sheets)
1.Sep.2001
Rokko Alpine Botanical Garden The botanical garden in Mt.Rokko will be established by Dr. reason Tomitaro Makino's instruction in 1933. It is located in above sea level of 865m, and various plants and the spontaneous-generation plant of Mt.Rokko are planted.
(photograph 10 sheets)
15.Jul.2001
The Egypt/Cairo and neighbourhood Metropolitan Cairo of Egypt is the town where ancient times to the present age was intermingled. The places which have ruins in large numbers, such as the Giza district famous for 3 large pyramid, Dahshur, Saqqara, and ancient metropolitan Memphis, are also near Cairo. It is also visible like the work which an excavation and restoration work of ruins continue and continues forever now.
(photograph 20 sheets)
27.May.2001
The Temple of Abu Simbel The Abu Simbel Temple is 900km from Cairo to south. UNESCO reconstructd in 60m upper part the place which sinks by the Aswan High Dam construction, from the original position. From now on, it built 3,300 years ago at Ramses II.
(photograph 10 sheets)
31.Mar.2001
Palace Museum in China Palace Museum is a familiar royal palace in a movie "The Last Emperor"(Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci 1987). China royal palace are opened to sight-seeing as Palece Museum. Many buildings build to 750m of east and west, 960m of north and south, and a vast site called the area of 720,000 square meters. It is said that 9,000 has the number of rooms and only a part can be seen for a short time.
(photograph 15 sheets)
5.Mar.2001
Great Wall Great Wall sections in Beijing, totaling 629km in length with 827 city terraces and 71 passes, were mostly built in Ming Dynasty. Gereat Wall is in China, and has become the world culture inheritance.
(photograph 12 sheets)
1.Jan 2001
Ijinkan (foreign style building) in Kobe The residence in foreign style built in the 1900s at the beginning has gathered in the Kitano-cho in Kobe. It is the residence which Japan opened the door wide in the foreign country, and the overseas dealer in trade built.
(photograph 15 sheets)
Sep.10.2000
KAIYUKAN Aquarium The theme of the KAIYUKAN Aquarium is based on the new "Gaia Hypothesis", advocated by Mr. James Lovelock. This hypothesis explains that the earth with its volcanic activities and all its creatures are interrelated to each other and belonging to one body of life. In reality, the volcanic zone surrounding the Pacific Ocean (Pan Pacific Volcanic Zone) almost overlaps the areas that are filled with numerous creatures.
(photograph 20 sheets)
20.Feb 2000
How to make Red/Blue glasses. Red/Blue glasses can be easily made also from whom. Let's make glasses and see anaglyph. Jan.26.1999

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