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Mt.Shosha Engyoji Temple
Japan

These buildings are a part of Engyoji temple in Mount Shosha, Himeji, Japan. The building in the sunny spot is Daikodo(Main Hall). The wide building to the left of Daikodo is Jikido (Dining Hall), and the last one is Jogyodo (Training Hall). Daikodo was built in 986, Jikido in 1174, and Jogyodo unknown. This temple is famous as the spot where The Last Samurai (a Hollywood movie starred by Tom Cruise) was filmed.

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