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Japan is situated in northeastern Asia between the North Pacific and the Sea of Japan. The area of Japan is 377,873 square kilometers, nearly equivalent to Germany and Switzerland combined or slightly smaller than California. Japan consists of four major islands, surrounded by more than 4,000 smaller islands.

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  6. Nikkosan-Rinno-ji Temple

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Nikkosan-Rinno-ji TempleTochigi

The temple Rinno-ji, designated an Important Cultural Property by the Japanese government, functioned as a focus of the policy of Shin-Butsu Shugo (combined learning of existing Japanese Shinto doctrines and Buddhism). Along with the temples Enryaku-ji (on Hiei-zan), and Kanei-ji (on Higashi Hiei-zan), Rinno-ji is considered a major base for ascetic training among the temples of the Tendai sect of Buddhism. The temple houses the Daihatsune-hangyo-shuge (commentaries on sutras), designated a National Treasure. As a temple for the combined study of Shinto and Buddhist beliefs, it has no distinct boundary in its grounds. Buildings administered by Rinno-ji are spread across the hills of the Nikko-san area. Buddhist figures, paintings, and works of calligraphy, craft objects, and scrolls from the 8th century are housed in the Rinno-ji Homotsu-den Hall (treasure hall). Around 50 of these items are on display at any given time.'
Address & Access
Address: 2300 Sannai, Nikko-shi, Tochigi
Admission Fee: 400 yen (regular fee)
JR Nikko or Tobu Nikko Station/Bus/10 min./Shinkyo Bus Stop/On foot/5 min.