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Vegetarian's Japan Guide

Eight Views of Lake Biwa

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Chikubu Island – The Mysterious Sacred Island on Lake Biwa

Chikubu Island (竹生島), floating on the northern Lake Biwa, has been a sacred island since ancient times. Together with the Benzaiten in Enoshima (江ノ島) and Miyajima (宮島), the Benzaiten enshrined on the island are together known as the Three Great Benzaiten in Japan. Also, the Hōngon-ji Temple (宝厳寺) on the island is the 30th temple […]

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