Rod Walters

Mangan-ji Temple in Kure

A mountainside temple with one hell of a view...

JapanTravel Guest   - 1 min read

You can see Mangan-ji Temple on the hillside as you steam into Kure. I was there on a stupendously grey day in early autumn and I felt drawn to climb the steep hill to the temple. The view wasn't picturesque in the conventional sense, but it was very interesting nonetheless.

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I was born in Bristol, England, and I came to Japan in 1991 … which means I’ve lived half my life in this island nation on the other side of the world. The theme of my career in Japan has been communication. I started as an English teacher, and moved into translation as I learned Japanese....