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Kinkaku-ji (金閣寺, temple of the Golden Pavilion) and the garden complex was built in Kyoto by the Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu (1358-1409) for his retirement in 1394. On Yoshimitsu's death, his son turned the building ...

Kyoto Temples – KINKAKUJI the Golden Pavilion

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Japanese souvenirs are highly thought after by foreign travelers. "Ranking no Paradise" on TBS (a Japanese TV station) went to Ginza, one of the biggest citys in Tokyo today. They asked 210 Foreigners, "What souvenir did ...

Ginza – Top 10 Japanese Souvenirs

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Golden Week is here again. It is a Japanese term applied to the period containing the following public holidays. 29th April =Shouwa no hi (Birthday of Shouwa Emperor Hirohito) 3rd May = Kenpou Kinen bi (Constitution ...

Golden Week in Japan (flowers)

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