TOP PLACES IN TOKYO FOR CHERRY BLOSSOMS (SAKURA HANAMI)

Updated on February 28, 2019

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  • I was there: at the end of March 2013, 5 days.
  • Time needed: as much as you can.
  • My score: 5/5, I did not get tired, nor will I get tired of seeing it.

The Sakura Hanami, which literally means “look at the cherry blossoms”, is one of the favorite events, if not the most important, in this nation. Continue reading “TOP PLACES IN TOKYO FOR CHERRY BLOSSOMS (SAKURA HANAMI)”

SUMO

Updated on March 19, 2019

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> _ < When anyone thinks about sports in Japan, he thinks about Sumo. For those who are interested, you can only watch it here, what I think is a funny and recommended experience if going for a while… because otherwise, it becomes the most soporific and slow show I’ve watched in my life. Continue reading “SUMO”

THE SANJA MATSURI

Updated on March 19, 2019

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One of the most important Shinto festivals in Tokyo, and probably the most lively. It takes place in the Senso-ji, on the third weekend of May every year. It attracts nearly 2 million visitors. In honor of the three founders of the temple, is celebrated in different ways since the seventh century; although is a religious holiday, the truth is that it is a festival with a very relaxed and cheerful atmosphere. Continue reading “THE SANJA MATSURI”

SENSO-JI, THE BEST TEMPLE IN TOKYO

Updated on March 19, 2019

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Tokyo is one of the most modern cities in the world. During the Second World War it was heavily bombed, and many of its temples were destroyed. The Senso-ji in Asakusa and the Meiji Shrine in Shibuya were so important that they were entirely rebuilt almost immediately after the war. Each one is visited by about 30 million people a year. Continue reading “SENSO-JI, THE BEST TEMPLE IN TOKYO”