Beneficial Links | Temples and Shrines, Gardens and Parks in Tokyo

Sensoji Temple

浅草寺 (せんそうじ)
The oldest temple in Tokyo with the Kaminarimon as the symbolic gateway of the temple. Traditional events are held seasonally at the temple.
Location: Asakusa

Kanda Myojin Shrine

神田明神 (かんだみょうじん)
A historical place known as a shrine of happiness for family affairs, match-making for couples and success in business. This shrine is also famous for Kanda Matsuri, one of the 3 largest Shrine festivals in Japan.
Location: Kanda (Next to Akihabara)

Meiji Jingu Shrine

明治神宮 (めいじじんぐう)
A shirine established in the 9th Taisho Period (1920). It enshrines the Meiji Emperor and the Shoken Empress Dowager. A very popular shrine during the New Years celebrations of Hatsumoude 初詣 (the first shrine visit for praying for happiness at the beginning of a new year), having the largest number of visitors.
Location: Harajuku, Omotesando

Yasukuni Jinja Shrine

靖国神社(やすくにじんじゃ)
This shrine was built for the memorial and reverence of people who died by war.
Location: Ichigaya

Zojoji Temple

増上寺 (ぞうじょうじ)
Location: Shibakoen (close to Tokyo Tower)

Nezujinja Shrine

根津神社(ねずじんじゃ)
Location: Nezu
http://www.nedujinja.or.jp/

Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine

富岡八幡宮(とみおかはちまんぐ)
http://www.tomiokahachimangu.or.jp
Location: Fukagawa

Ikegami Honmonji Temple

池上本門寺(いかがみほんもんじ)
http://honmonji.jp/00index/index2.html
Location: Kamata

Hiejinja Shrine

日枝神社(ひえじんじゃ)
http://www.hiejinja.net/
Location: Akasaka, Nagatacho

Gardens and Parks

Let’s go to the Gardens | Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association

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