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Hokokuji Temple, Kamakura
Japan
This is the Hokokuji(報国寺) Temple in Kamakura. Due to its famous bamboo ttgarden, it is sometimes called Bamboo temple. There is a tea house at the end of the narrow road that you see here. There you can relax on the serene atmosphere of the bamboo garden.
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Uploaded: 25/01/2011
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