Last shrine scenes

Here’s some final pictures from the Daishoi-In Shrine on Miyajima island. This quirky little temple is chock a block with interesting sights. These little Buddhas demonstrate the concept of getting through life by ignoring everything! Within the shrine is a beautiful cave full of hundreds of lanterns. Henjokutsu Cave holds 88 principal Buddhist icons which are relatedContinue reading “Last shrine scenes”

Senso-ji Shrine

Asakusa is a wealth of details from the spiritual to the hyper modern. Patterns, colours and nature abound. In a city where there are very few buildings older than 50 years because of the wartime bombing, Asakusa has a greater concentration of buildings from the 1950s and 1960s than most other areas in Tokyo do.Continue reading “Senso-ji Shrine”

Train stations, vended wishes & Asakusa

So after a 19 hour flight we arrive dazed and confused at Japan’s Narita International Airport, hop on a Skyliner Train slap bang into the world’s largest and busiest train stations – Shinjuku. The station was used by an average of 3.64 million people per day in 2007, making it, by far, the world’s busiest transportContinue reading “Train stations, vended wishes & Asakusa”