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The Destination

1. Culture Vultures


Great Buddha of Kamakura (Diabutsu)

This monumental outdoor bronze statue of Amida Buddha is located at the Kôtoku-in Temple in Kamakura. According to temple records, it probably dates back to 1252 in the Kamakura period.

2. Shopoholics


Imperial Palace Plaza

The residence of Japan's Imperial Family boasts a large park area surrounded by moats and massive stone walls in the center of Tokyo.

3. Romantics


Sankeien Gardens

Once the private gardens of a wealthy silk merchant, Sankeien Gardens features sculpted trees, lily ponds, graceful bridges and historic buildings collected from around Japan.

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