Tagged: temple

Asakusa – Lantern Festival – Touroue

This Lantern Festival “Asakusa Touroue” makes Asakusa even more stunning than usual! The Sensoji Temple area is covered with hand-painted lanterns. Some are funny, some are cute and some are just amazingly pretty. This festival usually takes place from mid till the end of September. From Asakusa station it’s just...

Hatanodai – Spring and Summer Events

Hatanodai (旗の台) is the neighborhood I spent most of my time in while staying in Tokyo and is a cute, convenient, little city close to Shinagawa and Shibuya. During spring the street of the Share House I stayed at turned pink and rained pretty, pink blossom for days. When you...

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...

Todoroki Valley

Todoroki Valley (等々力渓谷) is the only valley in the Tokyo area and is located in the Setagaya city ward. Most of the nature in Tokyo is artificial, but Todoroki Valley is the real deal which has been preserved throughout Tokyo’s history. The valley runs a length of 1 kilometer and offers...

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...