Lovely Temple on Shodoshima island

One thing I like about small shrines or temples in the countryside Japan is how accessible they are. Contrary to the cities where Temples have their statues behind fences, most precious buildings behind gates and security guards watching you, the small shrines are often more accessible. Sometimes you can even ring those big century-old bells yourself, although you may not be supposed to! In some villages they use the bells to tell farmers about the lunch break, so try not to confuse those hard-workers! In this Temple on Shodoshima island, you can ring the bell as you make your way in and nobody will ever look at you like you did something wrong, then on the highest ground near the pagoda, just enjoy the awesome view of the coast of Shodoshima.

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Country: Japan
Area : Shikoku area
Prefecture : Kagawa-ken
City : Tonoshō-chō
District : (Sonota)
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Gaijin San

Since my better half is Japanese I often have the chance to travel to Japan. I grew fond over time of this magnificent country. I thought of sharing with you some places worth visiting in this little but growing travel guide to Japan. I try to show with images what I can't express with words. I hope you may find here some inspiration! For those who wonder, I chose the moniker Gaijin-San after being called like this by a waitress at a grilled eel restaurant. "Gaijin" means foreigner and "San" is a honorific suffix in Japanese.

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