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This photo was taken while exploring a temple in Tokyo. It was nestled among a group of tall office buildings. This is one of the aspects of Tokyo that I found so fascinating…that you could be walking in the middle of an urban jungle and suddenly find yourself in the midst of the quiet, peaceful oasis of a temple.
We saw many Japanese people stopping at the temple for a few moments of quiet contemplation on the way home from work. The temple in Tokyo is not just a place that people go to on special occasions; it really seemed like a visit to the temple was just a normal part of their daily routine.