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Kiyomizu-dera at Fall. Kyoto, Japan. By Charlez Chong.

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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ThePalmtopTiger
The Palmtop Tiger

Fun fact, people regularly jumped off that balcony. Legend has it that if you survive the fall, you get a wish. Quite a few people died, but surprisingly, most survived the jump.

For obvious reasons, people aren’t allowed to jump off anymore.