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.
Kamakura’s most famous shrine. It enshrines the spirit of Hachiman, the divine protector of Japan, its people, and of the Minamoto clan, which established the country’s first shogunate in Kamakura in 1185.
Tokasan Jomyoji Temple
Quiet temple near Hokokuji with a tea house and Japanese rock garden.
A small temple popular with tourists since becoming known as the “Ninja Temple”
Ninnaji (仁和寺) is a temple in western Kyoto that dates back to the late 9th century. It is…