Traveling Underwater to the Big Stone Buddha

Nihonji

A Temple of Giants
During the first week of the New Year, the in-laws and I went on a road trip to Chiba, which is just east of Tokyo. The highlight of the trip was a visit to Nihon-ji, which is a Soto Zen temple in the mountains that dates back to 725 AD. The first thing you notice while driving around this area is that it’s warmer than Tokyo. There are palm trees and flowers still in bloom. So even as we hiked around the mountain, it felt like we were just strolling through a city park. Continue reading Traveling Underwater to the Big Stone Buddha

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