Touching the six hundred volumes of Dai-hannyakyo Scripture along the steps leading to the 12th-century Daisho-in Temple is said to bring great fortune. Sharing the temples and shrines of Japan’s Miyajima island.
We gathered in the morning at the edge of the pond surrounding Kinkaku-ji. The gold leaf-covered 金閣寺, Golden Pavilion is a 14-century-built Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. On assignment for @natgeoExpeditions#natgeoexpeditions
Visitors tour an enormous, shrine-like underground water tank designed to drain the region’s flood waters and divert rivers into the nearby Edo River, protecting the sprawling Tokyo Metropolitan area. This vast Japanese engineering wonder is called The Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel. On assignment for @natgeo