In the grid of quiet, narrow streets between Ueno and Asakusa, it seems that every time you turn a new corner, you come to another shrine or temple. A pleasant one is Myoon-ji, which has a peaceful atmosphere despite being surrounded by buildings and not shielded by a wall. The charming wooden hall is flanked by a moat-like carp pond, where large fish glide around uncaring of people and noise.
Myoon-ji Temple in Ueno
A small, charming Buddhist temple
By Peter Sidell Jun 14, 2016 - 1 min read