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Amazing historic place to learn about the Kappa

Within the grounds of Sogenji Temple, sit a pair of perfectly preserved Kappa. Child of the river... read more

Reviewed May 6, 2015
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May 6, 2015
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Reviewed May 6, 2015

Within the grounds of Sogenji Temple, sit a pair of perfectly preserved Kappa. Child of the river and an imaginary animal said to help local people with float control, or so the confusing sign states. It is said that a Kappa has a bowl on...More

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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
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