As striking as its famous counterpart in the town of Nikko, this Tokyo shrine boasts over 200 huge lanterns made of stone. ... More
As striking as its famous counterpart in the town of Nikko, this Tokyo shrine boasts over 200 huge lanterns made of stone. Many were donated by feudal vassals. Iemitsu Tokugawa, the third shogun, is responsible for the erection of the main building - which is beautifully embellished in gold - in 1651. The shrine is listed as a national treasure.
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 ...
The Atago shrine and there are three in Japan is dedicated to the patron god of matchmaking, hope and intimacy.
As you can imagine, couples frequent the grounds, some on official business with the shrine's priests; those with marriage ...
Constructed in 1958, the Tokyo Tower soars 332 meters (1092 feet) in the sky, which is 13 meters (42 feet)
higher than the Eiffel Tower. There are two observatories from which to get panoramic views of Tokyo and Mount ...