Flashpacker’s Photo Of The Day – Japanese Monk

Buddhist monk outside a temple in Osaka, Japan - Seen while flashpacking in Japan.

Buddhist monk outside a temple in Osaka, Japan.

If you go flashpacking in Japan, you’ll undoubtably run across a Buddhist monk asking for alms.  This monk was standing outside a temple in Osaka, but I’ve also seen them in the Ginza district of Tokyo, an area known for very high end shops and restaurants.  Be sure you ask permission before taking their picture.