Category Archives: Tokyo

Tokyo Tower is a famous Japanese and Tokyo icon and landmark located in Shiba Park, Minato, Tokyo, Japan. At 332.5 metres (1,091 ft), it is the tallest artificial structure in Japan. Tokyo Tower is 13 meters taller than its model, the Eiffel Tower of Paris, and the world’s tallest self-supporting steel tower. It has been […]

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Venus Fort shopping mall in Odaiba, Tokyo embodies a Japanese vision of a young woman’s shopping paradise. The interior is modeled after Italy in the 18th century where the ceilings simulate the sky turning from day to night creating a sunset every thirty minutes. There are marble fountains along with all the shop fronts looking […]

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The French Statue of Liberty came to Odaiba, the beach area of Tokyo since April 1998 until May 1999 in commemoration of “The French year in Japan”. Because of its popularity, in 2000, a replica of the French Statue of Liberty was erected at the same place. The Rainbow Bridge is a suspension bridge crossing […]

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At all Shinto shrines and temples, worshippers and casual visitors are asked to purify themselves (Harai) of impurity before praying to the Shinto deities. The act of cleansing is called Misogi, and the actual washing of hands and mouth with water is called Temizu. The protocol is thus: take one of the ladles provided, fill […]

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Senso-ji Temple (also known as Asakusa Kannon Temple) is an ancient Buddhist temple located in Asakusa, Tokyo. It is Tokyo’s oldest temple, and one of its most significant. The legend says that in the year 628, two brothers fished a statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy, out of the Sumida River, and even though […]

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