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Beyond Nanzen-ji’s temple

Past the temple’s aqueduct I climbed higher along the Kotoku-an trail where only two hikers ventured ahead of me. Although this was not a long hike, the sounds of tourists and buses were lost to the sound of running water. Continue reading Beyond Nanzen-ji’s temple

The last structure I expected to see in Japan

When I think of aqueducts, I imagine Italy, but beyond the main buildings in the Nanzen-ji Temple grounds, was a red brick aqueduct. A sign reassured visitors the crack in the brick was not structurally dangerous so I stepped underneath to climb to the top. Continue reading The last structure I expected to see in Japan