Before the decision by Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu in the 17th century to move Kanda Myojin to its present location, the original ... More
Kanda Myojin Shrine
Before the decision by Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu in the 17th century to move Kanda Myojin to its present location, the original shrine in Otemachi, where the body of the popular 10th century rebel leader Taira no Masakado rests, dates back to 730 A.D. The shrine, itself is an aesthetic disappointment, but is the starting point of the well-loved Kanda Festival held in mid-May every two years.
The garden is reminiscent of Kyoto and predates the buildings in the compound. The landscaping is attributed to Kobori Enshu,
a renowned master. There is the ubiquitous heart shaped pond, stocked with turtles and carp and a teahouse removed ...
A millennium ago so the legend goes, the Hirokuma brothers found the statue of Kannon (the Bodhisattva of Mercy the
deity alleged to have great powers in purifying people and granting them true happiness) in their fishing nets, and ...
Various travel modes are displayed, including steam locomotives, bicycles, and even a mock up of a Japan Air Lines passenger
cabin. Children will enjoy the experience of being a "conductor" on Japan Railways' Yamanote circle route. Horse drawn carriages, ...
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