Jizo Hall at the Hasedera temple complex is dedicated to the bodhisattva Jizo, protector of children, pregnant women and travelers. (A bodhisattva is a being that has
This neighborhood has had a reputation as a Tokyo trendsetter over the years. It incorporates a westernized grid of streets and city blocks, and has seen Japan's first
I went on the prowl for a pachinko parlor. I sat down at a machine and put in 500 yen. Pachinko is kind of like an upright pinball game, except you do not control the
4 of 5 stars
This would turn out to be the most scenic and enjoyable of all my rail trips in Japan.
The are marvelous transport machines, but they fly too high and too fast for one
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The Asakusa area is most famous for Sensoji
Temple, Nakamise and Kappabashi
shoppig steets. The incredible variety of shops in Nakamise Dori, the 300 m
The Hie Jinja is located just off Sakurada-dori, one of the main
thoroughfares in Akasaka. The main entrance is via a steep set of broad stairs
close to the entrance of
For an adventure after visitng Senso-Ji Temple (see accompanying journal entry), look to the left as you face the temple at the end of the long row of shopping stalls.
Ok, Ok, I admit: I am finance and stock exchange-mad :))) So, a visit to the Tokyo Stock Exchange was a must. Especially since the public gallery of the London one was
With lots of fanfare, Japan declared the opening of a professional football league on May 15, 1993. I definitely will not miss the great opportunity to catch a J-League