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One of our to-do-list in Japan was to experience Sensoji Asakusa Kanon Temple the oldest temple; and the locals too Wearing beautiful randoms colors of kimono.
First, we did rickshaw nearby the tourist and information centre, Good services and can speak fluently English. Touring around...More
I was here early morning so it was pretty quiet. This is a big temple, lots of woodwork in need of paint, oiling etc. It is a magnificent building of significant size, so if you are in that area I recommend checking it out.
If you’ve never been to a temple, this is a good one. They are always a bit confusing, but a local guide can get a understanding pretty quick. If you don’t have one, read up to get the full effect.
Handy to central Tokyo
Higashi Honganji is the HQ of Shin Buddhism (Pureland) in Kyoto. It is a big Buddhism temple complex with two main halls - founder's hall and Amida hall (dedicated to Amida Buddha).
There are not a lot of exhibits meant for tourists. But if you...More
Very close to the train station, this shrine is basicaly for the local people. The structures are well maintained but with very little life. Not much to catch your eye. If you are in transit this is a good place to relax, specialy in the...More
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping
sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.