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A very well-known and popular temple for the Japanese Medicine （healing) Buddha. The bhaisajyaguru (Medicine) Buddha can heal all diseases including cancers, thus a lot of people came over this temple (small and somewhat remote inside a small lane. However, you can sense the chi,...More
We stayed in a hotel near the temple so we walked there while waiting to be checked in. It's small, no English explanation but the temple has uniquness. Wooden structure and brass decorations made it stand out from its neighborhood.
Date of experience: November 2016
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