2013  Feb 2nd ´

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Takkoku no Iwaya Bishamon Hall

Hiraizumi: Takkoku no Iwaya

I managed to visit three sites in Hiraizumi in only one day: Takkoku no Iwaya, Chusonji and Motsuji Temples. There was a bit of rushing involved, (...)

2013  Jan 30th ´

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Motsuji Temple in Hiraizumi

Hiraizumi: Motsuji Temple

After visiting the Morioka Castle Site Park in the morning I went to Hiraizumi in the early afternoon to see some of the great temples there. (...)

2013  Jan 24th ´

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Konjikido - The Golden Hall of Chuson-ji

Chusonji Temple in Hiraizumi

After exploring the Morioka Castle Site Park in the morning I rushed to Hiraizumi (平泉). Both destinations are in Iwate Prefecture and are connected by local (...)

2012  Dec 11th ´

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Morioka Castle Site Park

Morioka Castle Site Park

After the typhoon hit almost all of Japan the weather never got better and more than half of my vacation it had pretty bad weather. Luckily (...)

2012  May 14th ´

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Cherry blossoms in Kakunodate, Akita Prefecture in early May

Spring in Japan: My trips in 2012

Spring in Japan is one of my favorite times to travel! I just came back from a 9 days vacation (Golden Week) a while ago. In (...)