Shrines & Temples Tokyo

Hie Shrine

Hie Shrine was established in 1478 by the regional lord, Ota Dokan—best known as the architect of Edo castle—to enshrine the spirit of Kawagoe Sanno Shrine so that it could act as protector of the...

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Tokyo

Ueno Area Guide

Ueno (上野) is a key transport hub in the northeast of Tokyo in the heart of Tokyo’s shitamachi. It is popular with both tourists and Japanese alike for Ueno Park, which is home to several of the...

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Shopping Tokyo

Kappabashi Kitchenware Town

Kappabashi Dori is a street located about halfway between Asakusa and Ueno famous for wholesale stores selling hardware supplies for restaurants (menu holders, ketchup dispensers, industrial stoves...

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Shopping Tokyo

Tokyo Solamachi

This shopping and entertainment complex at the base of the Tokyo Skytree tower contains over 300 shops, an aquarium (Sumida Aquarium), a postal museum, and a small planetarium. The shopping complex...

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