Tofuku-ji Temple in Shibuya

A peaceful sanctuary in the busy heart of the city

By Peter Sidell    - 1 min read

Shibuya may be one of the most bustling parts of Tokyo, but even here it's possible to find a peaceful spot to escape the noise and crowds. Next to Konno Hachimangu Shrine, Tofuku-ji is a compact Buddhist temple, with quiet, leafy grounds, a handful of interesting statues and carvings, and a restful atmosphere that'll leave you feeling mellow and refreshed.

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Peter Sidell

Peter Sidell @peter.sidell

I came to Japan from Manchester, England in 2003, and have travelled a lot since then, around Japan and in Asia. When I'm not working, I write satire and perform stand-up comedy in and around Tokyo. Check YouTube for a taste.