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Discover the Wonders of Nagano on the Road to Zenkoji Temple

The road to Zenkoji (善光寺), one of the most famous Buddhist temples in Japan, is an easy one. Situated in the beautiful Japanese Alps, a convenient, regular, 80-minute bullet train links Tokyo with Nagano City (長野市), the capital of the Nagano Prefecture (長野県) and the gateway to this seventh-century icon. Nagano Unlike Zenkoji, Nagano City…

Explore the Third Tallest Statue in the World in Ibaraki: Ushiko Daibutsu

The third tallest statue in the world can be found in Ibaraki Prefecture of Japan in the form of a “daibutsu” or a giant Buddha. This statue is called Ushiko Daibutsu which stands a total of 120 meters tall or 394 feet (inclusive of base and lotus platform) and is made of bronze. It is…