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Yasukuni Shrine Tokyo

Yasukuni Shrine Tokyo

Yasukuni Shrine or Yasukuni Jinja (靖国神社) located in Tokyo was built by Emperor Meiji in 1869. Yasukuni Shrine enshrines over 2,466,000 names of Japanese people who have died during war time. This includes the Boshin War, Seinan War, Sino-Japanese War,

Posted in Feature article, Japan, Temples, Tokyo

Zojoji Buddhist Temple Tokyo

Zojoji Buddhist Temple Tokyo

Zojo-ji Temple (増上寺) is a large Buddhist Temple located close to Roppongi Tokyo, just next to Tokyo Tower. The temple was founded in 1393 by the Jodo Shu buddhist denomination as the central monastery in Kando (East Japan) region. The

Posted in Feature article, Japan, Roppongi, Temples, Tokyo

Hibiya Park Tokyo

Hibiya Park Tokyo

Hibiya Park in Tokyo is located close to Ginza and at the southern end of the Imperial Palace Gardens. Hibiya Park covers an area of 161,636.66 square meters. During the Edo Period the park land housed several feudal lord mansions

Posted in Feature article, Ginza, Japan, Tokyo

Meiji Jingu Shrine Tokyo

Meiji Jingu Shrine Tokyo

Meiji Jingū Shrine is located within Yoyogi Park in Harajuku Tokyo, close to both Shinjuku and Shibuya. Meiji Jingu Shrine is one of the most important Shinto Temples in Tokyo and Japan. On New Years day the temple has over 3

Posted in Feature article, Japan, Shibuya, Temples, Tokyo

Yamashita Park Yokohama

Yamashita Park Yokohama

Yamashita Park in Yokohama is a large public park located right next to Yokohama harbour. Yamashita Park is 750m long with waterfront views over Yokohama harbour. Yamashita Park is only 500 meters walk from Yokohama Chinatown and just 5 minutes

Posted in Feature article, Japan, Tokyo, Yokohama

Yokohama Chinatown

Yokohama Chinatown

Yokohama was the first place that foreigners were allowed to settle in Japan, after they opened their borders in 1859. The Chinese immigrants settled in an area just 500 meters from the harbour which is now know as Yokohama Chinatown.

Posted in Feature article, Japan, Tokyo, Yokohama

Sensoji Temple Tokyo

Sensoji Temple Asakusa Tokyo

Asakusa is close to the centre of Tokyo and home to a number of impressive temples including the largest Buddhist Temple Sensoji. Sensōji (浅草寺) Temple is visited by many Japanese and visitors to Tokyo. When you first approach Sensōji Temple

Posted in Feature article, Japan, Temples, Tokyo

Chinzan-so Japanese Gardens Tokyo

Chinzan-so Gardens Tokyo

Chinzan-so are traditional Japanese gardens located within Tokyo. The land once belonged to Prince Aritomo Yamagata who built his mansion here during the Meiji Era (1868 – 1912) then built the beautiful gardens around it. The ownership of the land

Posted in Feature article, Japan, Tokyo

Happo-en Japanese Gardens Tokyo

Happo-en Japanese Gardens Tokyo

Happo-en, meaning ‘Garden of Eight Views’ or ‘beautiful from all views’ are traditional Japanese Gardens located in Shirokane which is not far from the centre of Tokyo. The closest train station is Shirokanedai or not so far from Shinagawa Station.

Posted in Feature article, Japan, Tokyo

Great Value Steak Restaurant Ginza Tokyo

Steak at Ikinari Steak House Ginza

Ikinari Steak House is a great value steak restaurant in the heart of Tokyo. While a lot of restaurants in Tokyo that serve steak are at the high end with very expensive prices, Ikinari has very reasonable prices for some

Posted in Food, Ginza, Japan, Steak, Steaks, Tokyo