Also referred as Sanja-sama, Asakusa Shrine is frequented by many devotees throughout the year. It is one of the popular Shinto shrines in Tokyo, Japan. It is located on the east side of the Senso-ji, a Budhist temple.
ArchitectureAsakusa Temple in Tokyo depicts gongen-zukuri style architecture.
Establishment YearAsakusa Shrine in Tokyo was established in the year 1649 and during the Japan’s Edi Period. The shrine was commissioned by Tokugawa Iemitsu.
Why was Shrine Constructed?The shrine was constructed w... read more
Hachiko was an Akita dog known for his unexceptional loyalty for his master. Hachiko Statue in Tokyo is a must visit during one’s visit to Tokyo. Born in a farm near the city of Odate, Akita Prefecture; the dog is also called chuken Hachiko in Japanese language.
Touching Story Behind the Dog’s FameIt was in the year 1924, a professor in the agriculture department at the University of Tokyo named Hidesabur? Ueno took Hachiko as his pet. Everyday Hachiko used to accompany the professor to and from the ne... read more
A popular zelkova tree-lined avenue, Omotesando is situated in Shibuya and Minato. It sprawls from the Meiji Shrine’s entrance and towards the Aoyama-dori and precisely where Omotesando Station is located. Omotesando was contrived in Taisho era.
Omotesando in Tokyo is colloquially referred as an 'architectural showcase' street. During ones visit, one can explore many fashion stores. Some of these are Louis Vuitton store (Jun Aoki, 2002) Prada building (Herzog & de Meuron, 2003), Gyre (MV... read more
A suspension bridge, the Rainbow Bridge is a popular bridge located in Japan. It crosses “northern Tokyo Bay between Shibaura Pier and the Odaiba waterfront development in Minato, Tokyo”. Constructed from 1987 to 1993, it is 798 metres (2,618 ft) long bridge. The bridge got its name from public consensus. Rainbow Bridge in Tokyo is also referred as "Shuto Expressway No. 11 Daiba Route - Port of Tokyo Connector Bridge".
The towers that support the bridge are white in color. The idea w... read more
Shinjuku Gyoen is a large park located in Tokyo, Japan. If one traces the pages of history, it can be found that the park was resided by Naito family in the Edo period. The Imperial Household Agency of Japan converted the park into a splendid garden. Lately Shinjuku Gyoen in Tokyo comes under the jurisdiction of the national Ministry of the Environment.
The garden stretches upto an area of 58.3 hectares.
It has a circumference of 3.5 km.
It is expounded by three different styles. These are Japanese... read more
Sumo Museum is a famous museum straddled in Tokyo, Japan. The museum is haven to variety of materials related to sumo wrestling history. The exhibits in the museum are changed six times every year. Sumo Museum in Tokyo is also a research centre. It conducts research on sumo history. Studies and reviewing of sumo history as a part of culture of Japan is thoroughly done there. The museum is flocked by many enthusiasts throughout the year.
When Was Museum Opened? Sumo Museum Center was opened for public in Septembe... read more
Tokyo Tower slumps in Shiba-koen district of Minato, Tokyo. It claims its name to fame as the second tallest structure in the country. Its structure is said to be inspired from Eiffel Tower. Tokyo Tower in Japan was built in the year 1958. People love to locate the scene of Tokyo from the tower.
Tokyo Tower functions as a broadcasting antenna support structure for both television and radio.
It is also a popular tourist destination and has many attractions.
Attractions for Tourists
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Built in 1872, Tokyo National Museum is reckoned as an oldest museum of Japan. It is deemed as a largest art museum in the country. During ones visit to the museum, one can see variety of Asia’s archaeological articles and artworks focusing on Japan. The museum also engages itself in research. It organizes various educational events pertaining to the collection it houses.
LocationThe museum straddles inside the Ueno Park in Taito.
What to See in Museum?National Museum in Tokyo is haven to 110,000 objec... read more
Tokyo Imperial Palace is popular as the residence of the Emperor of Japan. The park like area is situated in close proximity to Tokyo Station. Located in Chiyoda area of Tokyo, it is visited by several people throughout the year. It straddles at old Edo Castle’s site and covers an area of is 3.41 square kilometers (1.32 sq mi). The palace has many buildings including the main palace, an archive, administrative offices, museum and private residences of the imperial family.
Public Visit· Imperial Palace i... read more
Situated in Taito, Tokyo; Ueno Zoo is counted amongst the oldest zoos. It stretches up to an area of 14.3-hectare (35-acre) and is managed by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. The zoo was opened on March 20, 1882. It is located in Ueno Park.
Some Information Regarding How to Travel or ReachThe zoo can be reached by foot within 5 minutes from Park Exit of Ueno Station. There is a public-transportation network that can be accessed easily. There is also a Ueno Zoo Monorail that can be boarded. Closed for PublicUe... read more