Shrines & Temples

One of the oldest shrines in Japan famous for the azalea festival in April

Tucked in behind the buildings of Yasukuni Dori, Hanazono is an Edo period shrine that acts as protector of the area. The Otori Festival is held at...

Shinto shrine built in honor of the three men who founded Sensoji

Famous tourist attraction and the centerpiece of the Asakusa area

Inner entrance to Sensoji at the end of the Nakamise shopping street

The protector of Senso-ji Temple and the main entrance to Nakamise and Sensoji

Gotokuji is a Buddhist temple in Setagaya Ward known primarily because of the hundreds of maneki-neko (“beckoning cat”) figures laid out in one area...

Kagurazaka was once the playground of Tokyo’s political elite and the role of Akagi Shrine was centered around providing support for this community...

The main temple of the Buddhist Jodo sect, Zojoji’s origins actually date back to the 9th century when a temple was founded by a monk of the Shingon...

Sengakuji was built just south of Edo castle (on the grounds of which Tokyo Imperial Palace now stands) by Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1612 in memory of...

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