While I do love and appreciate all the modern aspects of Japan, I believe many historical sides of Japan gotten over time neglected, lost and forgotten. Furthermore it seems to me information about local history outside of the big cities is only limited accessible for foreign tourists or even unknown to locals. While the intention of the government to increase the numbers of tourists to Japan appears to be a great idea, but information about noteworthy spots outside of the major tourist attractions in Japan have to be increased.
Let me introduce you to an amazing blog that contains everything that is missing in the conventional tourist guides: More glimpses of unfamiliar Japan. The link leads you to an example of Gakuenji, for sure a noteworthy destination for a truly old temple! The pictures and historical contents are just amazing. Thank you Ojisan Jake!
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