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Jul 23, 2007 - July 23-24, Kawagoe

I left Kyoto early Monday morning to head for Kawagoe, a city in Saitama, about an hour north of Tokyo. Here I spent two nights with my friend Makiko from New Paltz and her family. I arrived around 1 and Makiko and I spent the day strolling around Kawagoe. We visited the 500 statues of Gohyaku Rakan at Kitain Temple. These statues all represent a descendant of the Buddha. Afterwards we did some more walking and checked out some of Kawagoe's many unique stores. Later we had a soba lunch before returning to Makiko's house for an awesome...

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