After visiting some shrines in Japan, praying to the gods for health, happiness, or fertility, the Zeniarai Benten in Kamakura makes visitors take some more action. Zeniarai means coin washing, and that’s how visitors have to proceed for praying here. Nice to find hidden gems like the little shrine inside the cave in the city of Kamakura, the Benzaiten shrine. Get your thousand yen ready to be washed.
Shinjuku, my second residence has the red light district of Tokyo, and despite it’s bad reputation, Kabukicho was once my playground. Saying it that way seems that I’m the night king of the sleepless town, but that’s not what I meant. The truth is, it has a lot to offer for night entertainment, as much as many leisure options and delicious restaurant for a good price. As many as you can imagine for the red light business. Nightclubs, bars, host and hostess clubs, and streets packed with love hotels. The newest landmark of the sleepless town, the Hotel Gracery Shinjuku, has come to boost a good image and tourism to Shinjuku. Come take a walk around Kabukicho, review its landmarks and enjoy some short stories of my times around the area by reading the rest of this post.
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The Meiji Jingu shrine, located in Shibuya, is one of the compulsory shrines to visit if you go around the Yoyogi-Harajuku area. Dedicated to the spirits of Emperor Meiji and the Empress Shouken. Built during the first quarter of the 20th century, it was destroyed during the Tokyo Air Raids of World War II, and reconstructed in 1958.
One of the most beautifullly surrounded shrines in Tokyo, in the heart of a forest in Yoyogi area, the walk through the forest to the shrine is both inspiring and relaxing.
As the title indicates, this entry is all about photos I’ve taken on my walk around Sensoji shrine, in Asakusa, Tokyo. Under the category Walk Around, I want to share with all readers the best of every place, only by photography. Those special moments or things while travelling that might escape the always busy tourist eyes.