View from the Top

 … of the five-storied pagoda!View from the Five Storied Pagoda

The general public is not allowed to enter the pagoda, and it is only occasionally that people from the temple go up inside.  This picture was taken a few days ago when the cherry trees were just coming into full bloom. Ninna-ji’s five-storied pagoda is 36.18m (108.7ft) tall including the spire at the top.  Apparently the inside is very dark and dusty…

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