Chimay Zhuang/Shimei Zhuang. A residential spring water garden located in Shimabara, Japan. Unique landscape utilizing the rich spring water, probably built in July added to list of Protected Cultural Properties. //
Reason number Nikko. One of Japan's major attractions, its key World Heritage Site temples and shrines are an awesome display of wealth and power by the Tokugawa shogunate. Yes, more temples and shrines - cannot wait!
Shimogamo Shrine, Kyoto, Japan: photo by William Corey. My niece spent a year in Kyoto and speaks fluent Japanese. I was born on the Japanese Riukan Islands in Okinawa. I guess you could say I was literally "made in Japan!"