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    Hiraizumi Temples

    October 18, 2019 in Japan ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    Shinkansen train to northern Japan today, north of Tokyo, where we visited a group of temples in the Hiraizumi area. These are all related to the concept of the Buddhist Pure Lands, a way of designing perfect environments and landscapes to assist in achieving nirvana. The temples here were quite nice, with the highlight a small 12th century temple entirely decorated in gold leaf - though no photos were permitted! Further north in the evening for tomorrow's site visit.Read more