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Visit the temple village in Kamakura outside Tokyo
See the medieval temples and expirience the peace and harmony of lord Buddha and the shinto aswell.
Perhaps you want a blessing for yourself or a friend . Give a monk a offering ( some money ) And he will write you one. Perhaps ypu want to go inside the big famous buddhastatue and look out of its eyesThe bronze ststue of Amita-Buddha was cast in 1252 A.D.It weighs 121 tonsand when 1495 a tidal wave swept away the great temple it didnt injure the statue.

Directions: just take the subway to kamakura and it just a short walk from there.
The Tsurogaoka hachiman shrine

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  • Written Aug 26, 2002
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