Articles for Temples et sanctuaires in Tokyo


The sanctuaireHie-Jinja is dedicated to Oyamakui-no-kami, the guardian of the mountain and protector of the city of Tokyo.

Hie-Jinja Shrine

Leaning against a hill between the buildings of Akasaka, Hie Jinja has an soothing atmosphere for overworked employees and disoriented travelers.

The Buddhist temple Koganji of the Soto Zen sect in the district of Sugamo in Tokyo is particularly famous for its statue of Jizo Togenuki.

Koganji Temple

On Jizôdori street, Koganji temple attracts lots of Obachan - grandmothers - for symbolic healing powers.

The Gotoku-ji temple has been built by using a cat that would have saved the life of a noble. Since the manekineko is one of Japan FIG.

Gotoku-ji temple

The center of Tokyo moves away, the sky get bigger, houses replace the tall buildings, and the commuter train slowly empties of its passengers.

Beside the Tokyo National Museum, Ueno, the Kanei-ji Buddhist temple holds the graves of six shoguns.

Kanei-ji Temple

Notable for its five-story pagoda, the Kanei-ji watches over the graves of six Tokugawa Shoguns.

The Jomyo-in at Toyko gathers over eighty-four thousand idols in the image of Jizo, god of pilgrims and children.

Jomyo-in Temple

Tucked between the Yanaka cemetery and Kaneiji temple in Ueno Park, Jomyo-in's plot is recognizable by its thousands of stone statuettes.

Located in Ueno Park since 1627 sancutaire Tosho-gu is dedicated to the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543-1616).

Tosho-gu Shrine

A discreet Shinto Shrine in Ueno Park, Toshogu has the distinction of having resisted the multiple upheavals Tokyo has suffered over the centuries.

The Yasukuni Jinja in Tokyo is located in an environment dedicated to the History of the war in Japan.

Yasukuni Shrine

At the heart of an arrangement of memorial buildings forsoldiers who died for the emperor, the Yasukuni Jinja seems so peaceful and yet...

The sanctuary Hanazono Jinja offers a spiritual break from the skyscrapers of Shinjuku (Tokyo).

Hanazono Jinja Shrine

Hidden between the skyscrapers of Shinjuku and close to the nightlife district of Kabukicho, the discreet sanctuary Hanazono Jinja Shrine invites for full meditation in the metropolis.

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