Enjoy a visit to Sakaki Shrine in Taito-ku in Tokyo. Our guide explains some of the features you will experience on a visit to any Shinto shrine.
These include the torii or shrine gate, stone lanterns known as toro, sando, the shrine path way, temisuya or chozuya, a water basin for purification, komainu, lion-dog guardians, ema, votive plaques and inari, foxes.
The honden is the main building where the shrine's kami (gods) live. The haiden is where worshippers to the shrine pray.
The nearest stations are JR Asakusabashi Station and Kuramae Station on the Toei Asakusa Line.
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Friday, February 25, 2011