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  • Blog,  Japan

    Christmas in a Temple (Part 2)

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  • Blog,  Japan

    Christmas in a Temple (Part 1)

    Months before I had arrived in Japan, I began the process of planning where I wanted to go and what exactly I wanted to do. The destinations practically chose themselves. However, there was one aspect of travelling that I was…