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Hokokuji
Japan

This is the Hokokuji Temple in Kamakura. It has a well kept garden around it and at the back of the temple is a beautiful bamboo garden which it is famous for. It is sometimes called Bamboo temple due to this.

Copyright: Mervin Manangan
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Uploaded: 12/05/2011
Updated: 15/08/2014
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