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Really calm place where you can see the old temple and the yard with some statues that strangely stand there through the stream of time. The sun dropped on the trees but the coldness of the early spring still lingered around like forever and sometimes...More
Taisoji Temple is very accessible being a short walk from the Shinjuku Gyoemmae Metro Station. When they said "big Buddha", I wrongfully expected it to be a really big Buddha. Yes, we did see lots of stray cats around.
Off a busy road and full of cats. This temple is a nice break from the hustle and bustle of Shinjuku. You can see it from the main road so it's not hard to find. There's a 100¥ shop nearby so look out for that...More
Date of experience: November 2015
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Shinjuku is the commuting capital of Tokyo, and contains the busiest train station in the world. To the west, there's an office district with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office at its center. To the east, there’s a district with long-established department stores, cinemas and theaters. Shinjuku Gyoen is a park originally built as the garden for the Imperial Household. It is quite famous as a venue for
cherry-blossom viewing in March and April. In Shinjuku, many restaurants operate all night, and districts such as Omoide Yokocho (Memory Lane) or Shinjuku Golden Machi have back streets filled with tiny restaurants and bars that reflect each owner’s unique taste and style.