Explore Japan's essential sites and hidden gems
Wedged between two buildings, this green alley invites passers-by to escape from the urban bustle.
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On a mountainside, three waterfalls flow into the forest; a deity would have been sheltered there. It does not take more than that for a temple to appear: the Mitakidera.
Sanctuary dedicated to world peace and contemplation, the Peace Pagoda dominates the entire city of Hiroshima from Mount Futaba, whose rise wooded slopes offer a very nice walk in any season.
Overshadowed by skyscrapers and other glass buildings, this Shinto shrine is responsible for a crossing between two ages.
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