Japan: Deferred destination
Japan's tourism industry has long dragged far behind the levels one would expect of the world's third-largest economy. But the country is taking steps to become more visitor-friendly. Zuiganji temple in Matushima is closed until 2018 following damage from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. But smaller temples on its grounds, like the one pictured, remain open. Photos by Johanna Jainchill; posted June 5, 2012.