Zojo-ji Temple & Shiba Park, Tokyo
A nice wander around the park and temple does wonders for your spiritual peace.
Look out for the Jizo statues capped with their red bonnets and decorated with plastic flowers and colorful windmills that move with the wind.
Zojoji Temple is the chief temple of the Jodo-Buddist sect.
Moved to what is now known as Shiba Koen by Tokugawa Ieyasu, the mausoleums of the Tokugawa Shoguns flank each side of the Zojoji.
Hoping to usurp influence from the Buddhist temples, the rulers of Meiji Japan turned the the Shiba area into a public park.
If you are going to Tokyo Tower by way of Hamamatsucho Station, you can't help but come across the Zojo-ji Temple. You can't miss the large red colored entrance.
A nice place to stop for a few minutes and use up some film.
You can also take photo of the Stone Image of Buddha's Foot. The writting on the plaque is in Japanese, so I am not sure the significant of the stone foot.
The 1673 Daibonsho bell is inside the Zojoji Temple ground. It weight 15 ton and tolled six times a day.
i was walking by a temple neat the Tokyo Tower and i saw these little statues.. i wonder what they are.. but i like them
i thought it would be a cemetery or somethign
Visit the temple complex at Zohjoh-ji.
See my separate travelogue for more photos.