Tokyo Shrines and Temples
The most authentic and impressive temple you’ll find in North West Tokyo, the Gokokuji has withstood the tests of time, standing tall and proud just outside Ikebukuro. More than just a temple the grounds are ripe with Traditional Japanese elements, including a pagoda, a tower, a garden of lanterns, housing and more.
Kanda Myojin Shrine
Central Tokyo’s star Shrine, the Kanda Myojin has been for centuries one of the most important shrines in Tokyo as well as a point of controversy with the local ruling powers in years past as one of the enshrined Gods (Taira no Masakado) was an anti-government revolutionary. Today you will find it as a favourite among local residents, due in part to its undeniable radiance.
In honor of Emperor Meiji for turning Japan into a World Power and transforming the country from feudal to modern the Meiji Shrine was constructed. The grounds itself are a sprawling forest which stretches all the way from Harajuku to Shinjuku. In the midst of the forest you will find not only the awe-inspiring shrine but several gardens and museums.
Located in North Central Tokyo is possibly the most immersing and spectacular Temple/Shrine experience in Tokyo. But we’ll let you be the judge. You’ll find not only the Sensoji Temple but two enormous gates, a five-storied pagoda, several more temples and shrines and a full traditional street market.
For reasons unbeknownst to us the breath-taking Togo Shrine takes its place as one of Tokyo’s much lesser known shrines. Located in trendy Harajuku the peaceful and charming gardens stand in stark contrast to the hustling bustling shopping. Once inside all notions that you’re in a city cease as you’re transported into a quiet and delightful place.