Town walk in Tokyo, Otsuka station to Gokokuji temple
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From Otsuka Station to Gokokuji Temple
I walked from Otsuka Station on the JR Yamanote Line to Gokokuji Temple.
Tokyo is the world’s largest city with over 38 million people in the entire metropolitan area.
However, if you get off at a station other than the terminal stations such as Tokyo, Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Ueno, and walk a little, you can find residential areas and old shopping streets.
I got off at JR Otsuka Station and walked to Gokokuji Temple.
Otsuka station is located next to the terminal station Ikebukuro station.
It is a small station, but there is also a station for the Tokyo Sakura Train.
I got off here and walked for about 20-25 minutes to Gokokuji Temple.
There are many old stores near the station.
I think it’s nice to enjoy the atmosphere of an old Japanese shopping street.
Gokokuji Temple is a temple of the Shingon sect, founded by the Tokugawa Shogun in 1681.
It has a vast site in the center of the city, and was called one of the three major temples in the Edo period(1603-1868), along with Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa and Kiko-in Temple in Ryogoku.
The temple is located on a hill and there are stairs leading up from the entrance.
There are many things to see, including the seated statue of Buddha, the main hall, the bell tower,pagoda and the standing statue of Kannon.
Although it is in the center of Tokyo, it is quiet and there are benches where you can take a rest.
So it is a perfect place to take a break.
Why don’t you take a walk in the heart of Tokyo?
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