Hie shrine

Hie shrine

hie shrine One of the main shrines of Tokyo since centuries ago, the shrine was once part of the Imperial Palace, and the deity of Hie was also the protector of the castle. The shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu moved it to the grounds of the Edo, and later, Tokugawa Hidetada...
Sensoji Honzon Jigen-e festival

Sensoji Honzon Jigen-e festival

Sensoji Honzon Jigen-e festival Legend says that over 1400 years ago, two fisherman found caught in their fishing net a little statue. They took it to a third man to see it, and he recognized that the statue was of Kannon, and decided to establish a shrine in its...
Venus Fort and Toyota History Garage

Venus Fort and Toyota History Garage

Venus Fort and Toyota history garage Losing sense of time and space in Odaiba, it’s possible. That’s how it feels after spending just a couple of hours inside Palette town complex in Odaiba. For those aficionados to vintage cars and mid 20th century memorabilia, head...
Tokyo from the sky deck

Tokyo from the sky deck

Roppongi Hills is an example of a city inside the city. The humongous titan tower standing in the heart of Tokyo is a non-stop beating with human flow in and out the tower. Offices, apartments, shopping, museum and the observation deck. Probably one of the best...
Hiwatari-sai festival at Mt. Takao

Hiwatari-sai festival at Mt. Takao

Walking barefoot over coals. The main event of the “Walking over fire” festival. A simple premise, yet courageous event held every winter solstice in Takao, west of Tokyo. Endure hard trainings for meditation and purification purposes, like standing under a waterfall,...

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