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Honpukuji Temple Water Temple

Honpukuji Temple aka the Water Temple on Awaji Island was designed by architect Ando Tadao. It creates different forms of light and shade at different times of the day.

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World Peace Giant Kannon

The 80 meter tall World Peace Giant Kannon statue on Awaji Island was once one of the biggest statues in the world when constructed in 1982.

Ikuta Jinja, one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan in Kobe.

Ikuta Shrine

This is one of the oldest shrines in Japan, it is around 18 centuries old. Sometimes the entrance of the Ikuta Shrine is filled with advertisements for local crafts.