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Around Town
Hattasan Temple
Kasuisai Temple
Yusanji Temple
Shrines & Temples
Dragon's Nest


Yusanji Temple


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Moss covered and nestled in the trees, Yusanji's many shrines are scattered throughout a large park like setting. Following some of the meditation trail, I feel like I'm in the company of the ancients -- and I probably am.

It was quite a ride for one so out of practice, but I made it. Not that it's far, but everything is uphill from where I live. Of course, the temple is on top.

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Ceiling Painting

Tourists will try anything to get the right picture -- even if it means laying over a water trough inside the little shrine to get a picture of the ceiling.

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Main Temple

Built in 701 A.D., the main temple and monks' living quarters border the well- cared-for gardens.

September 20, 2000


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