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Learn about the unique history and customs of Japan.

Red Dragon
History & Customs
Tokyo Bee Hive

Jindaiji Temple 2

Jindaiji Temple 2 Part 2 of our guide to Jindaiji. If you haven’t read part 1 yet, you can find it here: Jindaiji Temple 1 walking route map 5. The Shaka hall area The Shaka hall 釈迦堂/ しゃかどう Shaka dou was built in 1976 to store the Buddha statue listed as a national treasure. The entrance fee i

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Jindaiji temple
History & Customs
Tokyo Bee Hive

Jindaiji Temple

Jindaiji Temple 1 Jindaiji temple is the second oldest temple in Tokyo, said to date back to AD 733. As well as centuries of history, it also houses the oldest statue of Buddha to be classed as a national treasure. Have a look at what I think is the best route for enjoying everything Jindaiji temple

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History & Customs
Tokyo Bee Hive

Roots and manners of omiyage

Roots and manners of omiyage Omiyage translates to souvenir in English, but the meaning is much deeper than the word makes it sound. It’s nice getting a souvenir from someone who’s been on holiday, but it also opens up conversation about the “wheres” and the “whats&#822

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Aco incident
History & Customs
Tokyo Bee Hive

The 47 Ronin

The 47 Ronin The “Ako incident” is one of the most famous stories in Japan. It has been featured in many books, movies and plays, including the popular Kabuki play “Kana Dehon Chushingura”. Commonly called “Chushingura” it depicts the loyalty and revenge of the Ak

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