main building of taga taisha in Shiga

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main keep of hikone castle with plum blossoms blooming in front of it

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Entrance of Anao-ji Temple

Anao-ji Temple, Temple of the Sleeping Buddha

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a ticket of the current 18 kippu

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wisteria of Fujii-dera temple in Fujii Osaka

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