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Kanda Myojin Shinto Shrine in Tokyo

Kanda Myojin Shinto Shrine Tokyo

Kanda Shinto Shrine (Kanda Jinja) is popularly called Kanda Myojin located not far from Akihabara in Tokyo. The deities enshrined at Kanda Myojin are the guardian deities for the 108 Tokyo neighborhoods including Kanda, Nihombashi, Akihabara, Ohte-Maruouchi, the Old Kanda

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Zenshoan Temple Taito-ku Tokyo Japan

Golden Buddha at Zenshoan Temple

Zenshoan Temple is a Buddhist temple located in Taito-ku Tokyo, around 15 minutes walk from Nippori Train Station, which is 10 stops away from Shinjuku Train Station. In particular, Zenshoan Temple is a Buddhist Rinzai Zen which is a specific type

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Hanazono Shrine Shinjuku Tokyo

Hanazono Shrine Shinjuku Tokyo

Hanazono Shrine is a Shinto shrine found in the heart of Shinjuku, one of Tokyo’s busiest districts. Hanazono means ‘flower garden’ (Hana means flower, Zono means garden). This small shrine is a tranquil place surrounded by the concrete jungle that

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Sengakuji Temple Tokyo – Burial ground of the 47 Ronin

Sengakuji Temple Tokyo

Sengakuji Temple in Tokyo is a Sōtō Zen Buddhist Temple located in Tokyo Japan, famous as it is the burial ground of the 47 Ronin. I had only recently watched the Hollywood movie ’47 Ronin’ with Keanu Reeves. I didn’t realise

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Tokyo’s Best Temples and Shrines

Various shrines at Sensoji Temple Tokyo

Introducing 10 of the best temples and shrines in Tokyo: Despite the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, with 20 million people going about their daily business, there are a few sanctuaries of peace and quiet found within the city of

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