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Yureizaka: Unveiling the Haunted Slope of Minato, Tokyo

Japan is a land where the past and present seamlessly blend, and nowhere is this more evident than in its folklore and ghost stories. One such intriguing spot that captures the eerie essence of Japan’s supernatural tales is Yureizaka, also known as the Ghost Slope, located in the Minato ward of Tokyo. This…

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Rooftop Shrines: Guardians of Tradition Amidst Tokyo’s Skyline

In the ever-evolving landscape of Tokyo’s metropolitan bustle, amidst the modern skyscrapers and bustling streets, there exists a silent yet profound reminder of Japan’s rich cultural heritage – rooftop shrines. Once bustling with the laughter of children in bygone amusement parks, these rooftops now harbor sanctuaries of spiritual significance, offering prayers for prosperity…

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Atago and Toranomon: A Fusion of Tradition and Modernity in Tokyo

Nestled within the dynamic streets of Tokyo lie neighborhoods that embody the essence of Japan’s rich heritage and contemporary dynamism – Toranomon and Atago. Renowned as a major office district adorned with sleek skyscrapers and bustling commercial centers, Toranomon and Atago offer travelers a captivating blend of tradition and modernity. Let’s delve deeper…

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Unveiling Tokyo’s Sailor Moon Manhole Covers: A Fan’s Guide

Tokyo, a city pulsating with the vibrant energy of anime and art, offers a delightful surprise at your feet—newly installed manhole covers featuring beloved characters from the Sailor Moon series. Embark on a journey through Minato Ward, where Sailor Moon enthusiasts can revel in spotting these charming designs, each a nod to iconic…

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Minato Shichifukujin Meguri

The first seven days of the year are considered among the luckiest in Japan, so Shichifukujin Meguri (or the visit to the seven lucky gods) is really popular: this year I decided to visit the shrines and temples of Minato. I’ve been attached to old things lately, probably because of what has been…

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