Visit to Zojoji and Tokyo Tower

Japan, Tokyo Guide (B): Visit to Zojoji and Tokyo Tower

A double visit, paradox of tradition and modern architecture. The Tokyo Tower stands behind Zojoji temple in Minato district, both protecting the contrast of time and change in the center of the Tokyo metropoli. At the temple you can contemplate and get to know japanese culture, religion and tradition. From Tokyo Tower observatory you can observe the magnitude of change through time, the modernity of the city, with green patches all over the city, the parks. Skyscrapers trying to reach even further every year, and on really clear days, even see the Mt. Fuji.

Zojoji temple 「増上寺」hides more than it appears on a simple look. On the shrine surroundings there’s one of the Tokugawa family mausoleums, a beautiful garden, and dozens of Mizuko Jizo statues. These statues are a representation of the unborn children, in japanese culture.

On normal days is ok to go inside the main hall, but precisely the day we went there was an event taking place. The stare of all the assistants to the ceremony that day was really intense, as if our presence made a disturbance in the air, a mix between confusion, curiosity, and not welcomed to be there at that time. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Visit to Zojoji and Tokyo Tower
Guide Location: Japan » Tokyo
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Josep Bautista
Read it on Author's Website: http://hypeintokyo.com/zojoji-and-tokyo-tower-ancient-and-new-together/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Zojoji temple
  • Tokyo Tower

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