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Yokoshiba-Hikarimachi - Kannon-in (rear) / 横芝光町 観音院 2
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Day trip to Yokoshiba, August 2012. Yokoshiba Hikarimachi Kannon-in in Chiba Prefecture.

Let's face it, Yokoshiba Hikarimachi (Kido to be more precise) is out in the woop woop and is hardly a major tourist magnet, although it is pretty close to the beach! This old little temple is one of only a handful of remaining places I have known since early childhood that have thankfully managed to not change drastically. There is something comforting about coming back to a place where time has seemingly moved much more slowly and things have remained (mostly) as you remember them.

千葉県 山武郡 横芝光町 木戸 360度パノラマ

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送信日: 03/11/2012
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