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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Hojuzan Risshaku Temple

I visited the Hojuzan Risshaku Temple in September of this year. It is deep in the North of Japan. It's one of the most beautiful places in the world. After I hiked to the top of the Budhist mountain site, I talked to a man who asked me where I was from. I told him Los Angeles and he said "paradise". I laughed and said no that is here.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Yamadera, Yamagata Japan, Japan
Camera: iPhone X
Copyright: © Suzy Magnin