Ikegami Honmonji Temple Oeshiki

Ikegami Honmonji Oeshiki Festival is one of Tokyo’s most famous and memorable festivals, with a history dating back more than 730 years. The festival celebrates the anniversary of the death of famous Buddhist teacher and saint Nichiren. Oeshiki celebrations to honor Nichiren, founder of the Nichiren school of Buddhism, occur around Japan in mid-October, but the [...]

Haneda-jinja Shrine

Just a short distance from Haneda Airport, visitors to Japan can get their first taste of traditional culture at the Haneda-jinja Shrine. Haneda-jinja Shrine can trace its history back eight hundred years to the Kamakura Period. In the Edo Era (1603-1868), the Tokugawa shoguns who resided in central Tokyo used to make pilgrimages to the [...]