Tagged: shrine

Hatanodai – Horenji Temple

The Horenji Temple (法蓮寺) is located close to my neighborhood Hatanodai, but is officially located in Ebaramachi. Horenji Temple is a small Temple compared to more well known Temples but then again it’s nice and quiet and it has a small beautiful zen garden as well. This Temple is dedicated...

Charming Kamata

Kamata is a charming city and an important transportation hub inside Tokyo. The station mall “Granduo” is huge and you can easily spend the whole afternoon on exploring all the different shops. Outside the station you’ll find second hand game shops, Game centers, Anime shops, Craft Shops and more traditional...

Ikegami – Honmonji Temple

The Honmonji Temple located on a top of a hill in Ikegami is a beautiful, Buddhist temple. On the temple ground there’re several temples and you’ll also find a variety of buildings like pagoda’s, historical statues (such as Saint Nichiren, founder of the Nichiren Sect of Buddhism) and more. Honmoji Temple is...

Komachi Dori, Daibutsu and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

If you’re looking for a day trip just outside Tokyo, Kamakura is the place to be. Kamakura is one of my favorite cities and has many historical temples and shrines. Komachi Dori, the main shopping street located in front of Kamakura station, offers all kind of traditional foods and sweets....

Kamakura – Hansobo Shrine

The Hansobo Shrine in Kamakura is one of my favorite Shrines I’ve ever been to. Located in the mountains of Kamakura, it’s a bit of a climb but definitely worth a visit. Around the temple you’ll find many, impressive Crow Tengu statues and a you can even see Mount Fuji when...

Classy Jiyugaoka

Jiyugaoka is a unique and classy neighborhood in the Meguro Ward. It has lots of cute “Zakka” (home accessories) shops, fashion boutiques, fancy restaurants, luxurious cafes and is definitely a great place to spend your Sunday afternoon. Jiyugaoka has a calm, relaxed atmosphere and is a great place to escape...

Yasukuni Sakura Matsuri

During the end of March until the beginning of April you can enjoy the Yasukuni Sakura Matsuri. The Yasukuni Shrine is one of the most popular spots to enjoy Sakura. There are about 400 Sakura Trees around the area. When all of them are in full bloom it creates a...

Mitama Obon Matsuri

Mitama Matsuri (みたままつり) is a popular Obon festival in Tokyo. Obon is a commemorative festival to celebrate one’s ancestors in which Japanese believe the souls of the departed return home for a brief while. During the Mitaka Obon Festival you can find about 30,000 lanterns, lining the path from the...