For the curious traveller, exploring a foreign country is an exciting venture for each individual nation is accompanied by a varied and colourful culture. These cultural markings are often shaped and honed by the history of that country and exploring its cultural heritage is one of the most rudimentary yet intriguing methods through which insight can be obtained. Japan is one such Asian nation which attracts many tourists annually to its shores, enticed by the Japanese heritage. The Japanese culture has been greatly influenced by the introduction of Buddhism to its shores centuries ago and even in modern times; tourists and locals alike are treated to sightings of numerous temples which attract dozens of locals who visit to reaffirm their faith.

A multitude of temples can be found within Tokyo, the capital of Japan, alone, indicating the strong religious beliefs of the Japanese people. One such temple is the Meiji Shrine, a stunningly beautiful temple which is one of the best known shrines in the city, is complete with a picturesque lily garden and museums as well making the temple a peaceful place to visit. Another temple, the Tennoji Temple is found next to the Yanaka Graveyard and is home to a considerably large Buddha statue composed of bronze. The Tennjoji Temple is commonly known to be one of the tidiest of its kind. The culture vulture in you will be thrilled to find that the Zensho-en Temple, known for its golden Buddha statue, is only a few minutes away from the Tennoji Temple. Rising a stunning twenty feet off the ground, this golden Buddha statue is truly a sight to behold. Yet another must visit destination in this city of the Rising Sun is the Sensoji Temple, renowned for its magnificent architecture that embodies the essence of Tokyo. Other temples in Tokyo that truly merit a visit if you are staying at a Tokyo serviced apartment include the Kanda Myojin Shrine and the Togo Shrine.

Exploring the city of Tokyo can be a truly enriching experience and when touring the city, opting to reside in service apartments Tokyo is a good choice. For those travelling with their families, the Citadines Shinjuku Tokyo is well suited in terms of location, to minimise unnecessary travelling and luxury which contributes to the overall comfort and enjoyment of your family.


Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.