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Large area to walk around. Good panoramic view of the huge temple including the temple stairs. Ghostly atmosphere welcomes you inside as it is quiet and placid. Only a number of visitors. Good place for people who don't want to see people.
One of my favourite temples in Tokyo. Tranquil and beautiful, from the buildings, to the artwork, to the gardens. Slightly off the beaten path, but a lovely place to visit. They sometimes have a flea market on a Saturday too.
The Shrine is very near to the Gokokuji sta, barely a station away from Higashi-Ikebukuro. We read that this Buddhist temple was established by the fifth shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi who dedicated it to his mother back in 1691. The premises are notable for surviving the...More
the temple is one the oldest surviving in tokyo and has an authentic feel to it. the stairsleading up to are picturesque. the temple has a small pagoda and large buddha statue on the grounds. the temple itself is fairly large and unpainted revealing the...More
Ikebukuro is an area of massive development. Several thousand tenants occupy two giant department stores and shopping malls, where all sorts of shopping and gourmet foods can be enjoyed. The 60-story building at the east entrance of the station, Sunshine City, is a landmark within Ikebukuro and features an aquarium, planetarium, theme park as well as an observation platform. The popular name for the western side of
this area is "Otome Road" (Maiden Road) and there are many shops selling products related to anime with a female theme. It has rapidly become the worldwide headquarters for ‘otaku’ or geek culture.