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13-Story Pagoda, Kyoto, Japan photo
13-Story Pagoda, Kyoto prefecture

The thirteen-storied pagoda is the largest stone pagoda in Japan, located in Tonoshima, on the Kamo River.

It was built in 1286 by a priest in Saidai-ji, named Eison, who was said to have banned fishing in the river, and burried all fishing gear in the sand below the pagoda.

Pagodas are always build with an odd number of stories, never even.

SOURCE: Courtesy of Japan National Tourism Organization, used with permission.



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