Last time I told you about spending the full day in Ueno’s Zoo Park. If you need more ideas how to plan your stay in Japan’s capital city, I want to take you to the most sacred and spectacular Buddhist temple complex in Tokyo.
In the very same Ueno area, a short walk to the east from the park, the attraction seducing thousands of visitors arises. The template didn’t survive World War II bombarding and was promptly rebuilt. The buildings are impressive, it’s people following their daily rituals that makes this place so special.
Although, there are plenty entrances around, only one is the most majestic – through the Kaminarimon gate, which leads you through the very long and super busy corridor of food and souvenirs stalls called Nakamise-dori.
At the end of it, you will find the main hall and a tranquil garden, which represents a masterly arrangement of trees, bamboo groves, lawns and water.
One of the temple’s focal points is the incense burner constantly surrounded by people wafting the smoke over them to keep them healthy.
As per habit, here are some of best pics of the place. Make sure to visit!