Monday, July 18, 2011
Senso-ji Garden in Asakusa
Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa has more than just the shopping street, mon and buildings. There are also a couple of gardens there. Would you like to see more?
There are actually two gardens there which I did not know. One is by the residence of the head priest which is called Demboin. The garden there is open for strolling through and has a nice wooded area with a pond.
The area I went to is just to the side of the Main Hall. This photo is from the side near Hozomon.
There is a waterway with lovely koi.
And a beautiful bridge.
Also a lovely waterfall. It's not a very big garden but they do put a lot into it. It has the nice meditative feel that one can find in a temple garden.
There is more to Senso-ji than just the Buddhist Temple. On the other side is the Shinto Asakusa Shrine and Tori which were built in 1649 and survived WWII. Above is a photo of a monument to pigeons which are venerated there.
Seeing my photos again from my trip in December last year makes me want to go back to Asakusa and explore some more. There is so much to see just here!