Mimeguri Shrine – the Guardian Shrine of Mitsui Clan

Mitsui Clan is one of the large conglomerates in Japan which has various types of industry throughout Japan from banks to insurance companies, from heavy industry to shipping companies to shipping companies and so on.  The origin is Kimono wholesaler which turned into Mitsukoshi Department Store.  Their guardian shrine Mimeguri Jinja Shrine is in Mukojima by the…

Tokyo Sky Tree and Soramachi

There are two famous towers in Tokyo.  One is Tokyo Tower completed in 1958 which looks like Eiffel Tower in Paris.  It is 333 meter-high.  (Eiffel Tower is 324 meter-high.) The other tower is Tokyo Sky Tree which was completed in 2012 and it is 634 meter where I visited recently.  If you climb up…

Fire Monuments in Eko-in Temple

This is going to be the final story about Eko-in Temple.  The last monument I would like to introduce is the fire monuments.  The origin of this temple is the Great Fire which hit Edo, the current Tokyo downtown area in 1657.  There were several big fire in Tokyo during Edo Era.