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Tokyo, the city where you don’t need to tie your bicycle
Feb17

Tokyo, the city where you don’t need to tie your bicycle

I grew up in one of the most dangerous cities in the world, Caracas. So I laugh every time I hear someone say that you must be careful in Barcelona, especially in downtown. Although it is true that in Barcelona there is a real problem with theft, having experienced what it is like to take all possible precautions every single day makes my tolerance for uncertainty somewhat higher than the average Barcelonan. However, every time I go...

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Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
May04

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu is the most important shrine in Kamakura. It was founded by Minamoto Yoriyoshi, the first shogun of the Kamakura government, in 1063. The shrine is dedicated to Hachiman, the patron god of the Minamoto family and the samurai in general. Here we see the lower sanctuary. The main room (or Hongu Jogu) is located on a terrace on top of a wide staircase. The main hall has a museum that displays various...

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