3 Amazing Cultural Attractions in Tokyo
Tokyo has a lot to offer in terms of culture and discoveries. You cannot miss a trip to the following places while visiting this area of the world.
Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo’s National Sumo Hall
Grand sumo tournaments are usually held in Tokyo as 15-day events. Those events are carried out during specific months of the year, namely January, May and September. Visitors might try to watch a round of sumo bout at the Ryogoku Kokugikan. The duration of a bout can be for just a few seconds but can be very intense. It is advisable to try to get inside the arena at the start of a round to enjoy the parades and ceremonies.
The Senso-ji temple is located in the north of Taito and can be accessed by the Asakusa Station. It is one of the oldest and most popular Buddhist sites in Tokyo. Its structures have however been reconstructed as the temple was severely damaged during the World War II. The temple in itself is a place of great beauty and serenity but you would have to go through crowds of Nakamise Dori, a busy street nearby, to reach the temple.
The Meiji shrine is dedicated to Emperor Meiji who was known to have opened Japan to the West. This place is very serene and austere. You can stop at the cleansing station while heading to the shrine where you will be able to take a dip in a communal water tank. On Sunday would might have the opportunity of seeing a traditional wedding procession through its courtyard.