Welcome to Meiji Shrine
Meiji Shrine - The sacred abode of modern Japan's highly revered Emperor Meiji
Within the hustle and bustle of world's tallest glass city, Tokyo, lies an amicable forested area which houses one of Japan's most spiritually popular shrine - Meiji Shrine. Located in Shibuya, it was built in 1920 in the memory of Japan's much-adored Emperor, Meiji and his Empress, Shoken. The emperor's reign brought about maximum modernization reforms in Japan and recognized it as a world major power. Evidently, the shrine got destroyed in World War II but was soon restored back to its earlier credibility.
The 10-minutes walk through either of the two entrances- northern or southern, leads to the main complex of Meiji Shrine and is absolutely serene and scrupulously tranquilizing. There is an enchanting Inner Garden in the southern section which sees hundreds of irises stunningly blossoming in the month of June. It also has a 400-years old Kiyomasa's well, called to be the "power-spot'.
Every year millions of people from around the world visit this holy shrine to get the austere blessings from the deified spirits, especially on New Year eve. Often, the worshipers present offerings and scribble their wishes on a small wooden plaque called 'ema'. One may also witness a traditional Shinto wedding ceremony taking place here.
Sensoji Temple - Tokyo's Oldest Shrine Rich in Japanese Culture
The Sensoji Temple is a Buddhist shrine located within the Asakusa district of Tokyo, Japan. It lies near the banks of the Sumida River. Dating to as far back as 628 C. E., the Sensoji Temple ranks as the oldest temple in Tokyo.
The Sensoji Temple was constructed in honor of a mercy deity named the Asakusa Kannon. The Japanese society believes that the Asakusa Kannon can bless earthly beings.
Numerous Japanese cultural events are frequently celebrated within the Sensoji Temple. These events include the Wooden Paddle Market and the Chinese Lantern Plant Market.
Given that it served as a central facility during the Edo era, the Sensoji Temple features numerous artifacts representative of the Edo culture. The shrine is thus a popular tourist destination in Tokyo.
To travel to the Sensoji Temple, one can travel either by bus or train. If one chooses the bus travel option, he/she will take the Taito Ward Loop Bus, the Keisei Town Bus, or the Toei Bus.
If one decides to travel to the Sensoji Temple by train, he/she can choose from four options: the Toei Asakusa Line, the Tobu Isezaki Line, the Tsukuba Express, or the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line. From these trains, one will walk for less than ten minutes to get to the Sensoji Temple.
Admission to the Sensoji Temple is free.
Grand Central Terminal
VISIT THE GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL TO LEARN ABOUT THE WORLD'S LARGEST RAILROAD TERMINAL
The Grand Central Terminal is a very popular railroad terminal that is located in the heart of New York in Midtown Manhattan. It serves thousands of commuters travelling to Westchester, Duchess, Putnam, Fairfield and New Haven every day. The terminal has got its publicity mainly because of its magnificent architecture, history and also since its world’s biggest train terminal. Millions of tourists from around the world visit this icon railroad terminal for a tour every month. This has made the Grand Central earn top spot among the most visited historical landmarks in the United States of America. This terminal that has been a part of New York for years, houses the city’s railroad history.
There are many attractions in the Grand Central Terminal that make it a structure of exemplary architecture and decoration. The Main Concourse which is center of the terminal showcases great artistry and architectural design that make it look magnificent. There are retail store that such a coffee shop, restaurants and an apple store among others in this section that are open to commuters and tourist who visit the terminal. Being the biggest train terminal in the world it also the most platforms in a railroad terminal and has 66 passenger tracks that are used by commuter daily. There are display boards in the terminal and in the trains that display destination, departure and arrival time.
Another great attraction in the terminal is the Dinning Concourse which has the very famous Oyster bar. The Dinning course is connected to the main course and has access to the lower level tracks. The Dinning Concourse has restaurants and lounges where you will get most tourists and commuter visiting the Grand Central Terminal dinning. Some of the tourists visit the terminal to get the history of the M42 which is commonly known as the secret sub-basement which is not on the terminals map but hold a lot of World War 2 history.