No. 1 Meiji Shrine and Sensoji-Temple, Tokyo

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Annual Visitors: 30 million each

Built 100 years ago to honor the divine souls of Emperor
Meiji and Empress Shoken, the tranquil Meiji Shinto shrine is surrounded by a
holy forest of 100,000-plus trees. Gardens feature spring azaleas, summer
irises, autumn foliage on Japanese maples and gingkoes, and black pines dusted
with winter snow. Sensoji, also in central Tokyo, was dedicated to Bodhisattva
Kannon, the most compassionate Buddha, in 628. Its five-storied pagoda is
dramatically lit at night. Continuing centuries-long tradition, stalls along
the temple’s Nakamise Street sell food and goods to visitors—whose numbers
swell around New Year’s. meijijingu.or.jp;
senso-ji.jp

Source: Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO)

World's Most-Visited Sacred Sites

No. 1 Meiji Shrine and Sensoji-Temple, Tokyo

Annual Visitors: 30 million each

Built 100 years ago to honor the divine souls of Emperor
Meiji and Empress Shoken, the tranquil Meiji Shinto shrine is surrounded by a
holy forest of 100,000-plus trees. Gardens feature spring azaleas, summer
irises, autumn foliage on Japanese maples and gingkoes, and black pines dusted
with winter snow. Sensoji, also in central Tokyo, was dedicated to Bodhisattva
Kannon, the most compassionate Buddha, in 628. Its five-storied pagoda is
dramatically lit at night. Continuing centuries-long tradition, stalls along
the temple’s Nakamise Street sell food and goods to visitors—whose numbers
swell around New Year’s. meijijingu.or.jp;
senso-ji.jp

Source: Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO)

Julie Nassiet [1] [1] https://jujuinsushiland.wordpress.com/

World's Most-Visited Sacred Sites

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