The hill on which this shrine rests was created by lava ash from Mount Fuji. The stone gate (tori) here is unusual because ... More
Shinagawa Jinja Shrine
The hill on which this shrine rests was created by lava ash from Mount Fuji. The stone gate (tori) here is unusual because dragons are incorporated on the pillars--not a common depiction in the Tokyo region, where tori typically have smooth, unadorned surfaces made of wood. An interesting grave here is that of Taisuke Itagaki who was an advocate for commoners during the Meiji period.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...