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It is a very large temple amid high rise buildings just off Aoyama Dori in Aoyama. It is impressive but fairly typical of temples around Tokyo.This area of Tokyo is one of the best and you are not far from Ometasando and the Meiji Jingu...More
A visit to Nagano would not be complete without seeing the famous Zenkō-ji Temple. Its not affiliated with any particular sect of Buddhism and is open to everyone regardless of their belief. In Zenkoji temple below the sacred altar is a staircase leading to an...More
Allot two hours total to check out everything and walk into the underground tunnel and touch the doorknob that promises a "key to paradise". If you're strapped on time, okay to miss- but if you have more time in Japan definitely try to get here!
A place of worship they find Buddhists, and built since the 7th century! This place certainly saves a lot of things related to the history, part of the heritage and the development of this temple, you can see in this place.
This Buddhist Temple and Museum are absolutely beautiful. The garden is serene and conducive to meditation. The museum is in a pagoda near the temple and the architecture is wondrous. The inside of the Buddhist temple has a large area for people to sit on...More
A little work to get to but if you are in the area an ok visit. The grounds are very nice and the secret black tunnel is a cool feature - just very short. I would not make the trek to here specifically to visit...More
Everything in Tokyo's Omotesando district opens at 11 so I found myself at a loose end and thought I'd check out the shrine.
I didn't go in and though the building is quite impressive, it is just another shrine. What is interesting is the cemetery....More
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Akasaka / Roppongi
Not so long ago the Akasaka and Roppongi areas were famous for their nightlife, high-class restaurants, bars and clubs. More recently, with the opening of Roppongi Hills, Tokyo Midtown and Akasaka Sacas, the area has declared itself as the most fashionable spot to be seen. The area also hosts the National Art Center and the Mori Art Museum and lots of trendy art galleries.