Paideia 450: Japan

Big Buddha in Nagoya


An incredible Toyota tour, and one more big Buddha, on our last full day in Japan!

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Hiroshima Castle, which was reconstructed in 1958 after being destroyed by the atomic bombing on August 6, 1945.

Carp Castle and Hiroshima

As we journey from Kyoto to Hiroshima, join us as we meet new people, try new foods, and begin to experience first-hand the effects of World War II on Japan.

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Monastery buildings

Eiheiji, Day 3

A full day of monastic life in the snowy mountains of the Japanese Fukui Prefecture. 

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Eiheiji monastery

Entering Our Monastic Experience

As we reached the halfway point in our adventures, we journeyed to a Buddhist temple named Eiheiji where we experienced monastic life for three days. Learn more about the night we arrived from the perspective of one of our group members!

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