Honryu-In Temple / Asakusa Tokyo

[Matsuchiyama Shoden] Matsuchiyama Shoden is one of the subordinate temples of Kinryusan Sensou-ji Temple. Its proper name is Matsuchiyama Honryu-in. Located alongside the Sumida River and near the Takeya Ferry. It was called a note place featuring a good view in the Edo Era. Here there are many Nishikie prints of the EdoEra and poems

Fudou-In Temple / Asakusa Tokyo

[Hashiba Fudo-in Temple] This temple is dedicated to one of Asakusa Nadokoro’s Seven deities of Good Fortune “Hoteison” who favors the satisfaction of child education and domestic happiness to prayers. [wzslider]

Ohtori Shrine / Asakusa Tokyo

[Otori Shrine] There are two gods to which the Otori Shrine is dedicated Amenohiwashi-no-mikoto and amato-takeru-no-mikoto. According to the legend of the shrine, Yamato-takeru-no-mikoto felicitated his victory on his way back from his expedition by hanging a rake on the small shrine for Amenohiwashi-no-mikoto. It occurred on the Day of the Cock in

Sensou-ji Temple / Asakusa Tokyo

[Senso-ji Temple(AAsakusa Kannon Temple)] History and Mission of Senso-ji Temple In 628, Japan’s capital was at Asuka(present-day Nara Prefecture) and what would become Tokyo was still mostly uninhabited grasslands. Tow fishermen , Hinokuma Hamanoari and his brother Takenari, were on the Sumida River one day when they heard a command from the heavens

Asakusa Shrine / Asakusa Tokyo

[Asakusa Shrine] The Asakusa Shrine had its origin in the joint enshrinement of Hinokuma no Hamanari, Hinokuma no Takenari, who picked up the image of Kannon, the main idol of the Senso-ji Temple, from the Sumida River, and Haji no Matsuchi, who made the image as the target of the people’s

Kaminarimon Gate Sanja-Matsuri / Asakusa Tokyo

Kaminarimon Gate The Kaminarimon Gate(“Thunder gate”),standing at the entrance to the processional road leading to “Senso-ji”, is Asakusa’s most famous landmark. Inside the gate on either side are enormous wooden statues of the protective Buddhist deities “Fujin”(wind god) and “Raijin”(thunder god), from which the gate gets its name. “Fūjin”, literally the god of