Japanese Ambassador to India, Kenji Hiramatsu, visited the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Monday.
He was accompanied by his wife Patricia Clara Aguado Hiramatsu.
"I wanted to come here from a long time ago, and pay my respects to the Sikh community of India," the Japanese envoy told media here and added that he was enthralled by the beauty of the Golden temple.
Ambassador Hiramatsu and his wife, who was dressed in a traditional white suit, were seen walking along the pond of the holy shrine. Both covered their heads as per the tradition followed by everyone while visiting a gurudwara. The couple also received souvenirs from the Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC).
The Golden Temple is a symbol of brotherhood and unity in the Sikh religion and represents the distinct identity, glory, and heritage of the Sikhs.
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