One of the most important Shinto shrines in the country. Asakusa Shrine stands in the east of Sensoji Temple and was built in honor of the three men who founded the famous temple. The Sanja Matsuri, one of Tokyo’s three major festivals, is held in May each year to celebrates these three men.
A small shrine in the town of Hayama. It was built by the first Kamakura shogun, Minamoto no Yoritomo in the 12th century, and today is famous for the red torii gate which stands in the middle of the sea on a small island of rocks. From the shrine’s ground you can see Enoshima and, on a clear day, Mount Fuji.
Gotokuji (豪徳寺, Gōtokuji) is a Buddhist temple in Setagaya Ward known primarily because of the hundreds of maneki-neko…
Temple rebuilt from the only surviving remains of Edo Castle famous also for its 538 statues of the Rakan, disciples of the Buddha.
700 year old temple built on the sloping hillsides of Kamakura which is today one of the most important Zen temples in Japan.