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As Japan’s first capital, Nara boasts many  scenic and historical sites.

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kongobuji

Meaning “Temple of the Diamond Mountain Peak”, Kongobuji is the head temple of Shingon Buddhism.

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Toyotomi Hideyoshi was the first to build this structure in 1593 to commemorate his late mother.

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danjo Garan

Danjo Garan is the sect’s first temple complex.

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It consists of several temples and shrines. But most noteworthy are the Kondo Hall – a large temple hall where major ceremonies are held, and the 49-meter tall Daito Pagoda in vermillion color.

White cherry blossoms at Kondo Hall.

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okunoin

Okunoin is Japan’s largest cemetery filled with  cedar trees, and mossy gravestones.

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About two kilometers long, this necropolis is the final resting place of about 200,000 people. Many of whom are historical and well-known figures.

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