Tokyo Temples & Shrines | Travel Guide
There are so many temples and shrines in Tokyo that it is difficult to choose which ones to visit on your trip to Tokyo. Read this travel guide with a list of the most famous and interesting temples and shrines in Tokyo to help you decide where to go.
The Meiji Shrine
Near the areas of Shibuya and Harajuku is the famous Meiji Jingu, where the souls of Emperor Meiji and his wife Empress Shoken are venerated. Today it is one of the most important tourist spots in Tokyo, attracting thousands of tourists from early in the morning.
Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, Tokyo
The oldest temple in the city of Tokyo and the most visited spiritual place in the world with more than 30 million visitors a year is the important Buddhist temple Sensoji, located in the traditional Asakusa district.
Nezu jinja (or Nezu shrine) is the oldest Shinto Shrine of Tokyo, established in 1705. This temple is dedicated to the god of winds and seas, and having survived the war, it is considered a heritage of high cultural importance since all its buildings date from the year in which it was established.
Zojoji Temple Tokyo
This former family temple of the shogunal family during the Edo period is a must-see if you are in the area. There is an impressive garden with a large number of jizo statues, and daily Buddhist ceremonies are held.
Gotokuji Temple | Tokyo
Gotokuji is a Buddhist temple in Tokyo. In the precinct, there are thousands of small and medium-size white cat figurines that have been donated by worshipers.
The Yasukuni shrine is considered one of the most important sanctuaries in all of Japan for its extensive history and its objective that Japan does not enter a warlike conflict ever again.
Tokyo Daijingu Shrine
If you are looking for luck in the area of love, you can visit the Tokyo Daijingu Shrine. Located near the Kudanshita area, this Shrine has as its main deity Goddess Amaterasu, goddess of the sun and who has a deep connection with the imperial family.
Shinobazunoike Bentendo Ueno
In the Taito district of the city of Tokyo, you can find endless wonderful places of historical and current nature. One of them is the great Ueno Park, famous for its cherry blossoms in spring.