Yoshiwara Shrine
Yoshiwara Shrine
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Neighborhood: Ueno, Asakusa
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.
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Higuma 2017
Australia959 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Family
I only recommend you take the taxi or walk to this shrine if you're into goshuin/red seals (御朱印). Of course it is a nice and peaceful shrine tightly encrusted into a commercial area, but nothing much special, except for the amazing goshuin. And as opposed to Japan's must unusual goshuins, this serpent goshuin (the Benzaiten Yoshiwara one) does not come already printed in a separate piece of paper. This one is drawn and painted on your book, right before your eyes, by a true master of his art. Amazing memo. Watch for your time, as the office is only open from 10AM.
Written October 27, 2017
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Aina H
Oslo, Norway32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Solo
The buildings are so beautiful, and the inside of the temple surprisingly c quiet, but so commercial out side
Written March 22, 2015
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Keizo
Kawasaki, Japan1,574 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
Shogun Iyeyasu, founder of Tokugawa Government, moved to Tokyo(called as Edo in those days)in 1590 and founded the government in 1603 and many people moved in to build a new capitol. As two thirds of the population were men, many brothels followed.
In 1617, after completion of Edo, the government decided to build a licensed prostitute houses first in East Nihonbashi(now Ningyocho area)and then told them to move away from center of Edo in 1656 to Yoshihara(new area). It lasted until 1958. When Kanto Big earthquake hit Tokyo and Kanagawa and killed more than 105,000 In 1923 , 490 prostitutes here also drowned in the Benten Pond in this area, the Pond was later reclaimed for the construction of a building and is now a tiny pond.
Yoshihara shrine sell a map showing changes of prostitutes houses names & its
locations. Except two pillars of entrance gate on the main streets,
you cannot see anything related to the prostate houses now.
Written January 14, 2019
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KDSampat
Dombivli, India465 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Solo
I was googling about temples in Japan and found kut about this one, at first it was mention as Goddess of Education which is Goddess SARASVATI in India, after I came understood from the Pristess that its actually Goddess of Business and Commerce which will link to Goddess LAXMI in Indian culture, anyone coming to Tokio should visit this place, very quite and extremely peaceful experience.
Written October 7, 2017
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