Tourists in Awe of the Scenic Shrine in Downtown Tokyo

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In recent years, the Land of the Rising Sun has emerged to be one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. The country is known for its awe inspiring and breathtaking natural beauty, unique and distinctive culture, delectable and iconic cuisines as well as its technological advancements in various industries.


Year in and year out, hundreds of thousands of tourists come to visit Japan particularly during the spring season in April during which the sakura flowers or cherry blossoms are in full bloom. Globetrotters from different countries worldwide are truly amazed by the beautiful pink petals that wonderfully add special effects to the photogenic landscapes in the country.


This fall season, tourists are also looking forward to witness the blossoming chrysanthemums in Japan specially surrounding the calm and peaceful shrines in the downtown area of the capital city, Tokyo. The Kameido Tenjin Shrine is a must see site for both local and foreign tourists especially during autumn.


The said shrine was established since 1661 Tokyo’s Koto Ward which is located in the quiet and laid back downtown area called as shitamachi in Japanese. In English, it may be translated to the phrase, traditional area. The shrine has become integrated in the daily aspects of the local living. It even serves as a perfect venue for traditional Japanese wedding ceremony as well as a sacred place where blessings for pregnant women and newborns are given.

Aside from these remarkable activities, the Kameido Tenjin Shrine is also a place for worship and learning. It was built in honor of the Shinto god of learning and wisdom. It is widely known for its iconic red bridges and beautiful seasonal flowers. The three bridges that serves as pathway to the main shrine are symbolize life: with the onnabashi or woman’s bridge, otokobashi or men’s bridge, and hirabashi. The interesting arches featured in the shrine are also symbolic of the future, past, and present, respectively.


Reference: Kameido Tenjin Shrine: Let the scent of chrysanthemums take you back in time


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