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Joganji Temple – Ome City

Posted in Places by tokyobling on July 2, 2014

Not all temples or shrine in Japan are famous. The vast majority of them are left more or less in peace, overlooked by tourists and tourism boards all over the country for the more attractive big name temples. The Joganji overlooking a hill facing the city of Ome in Tokyo’s western parts is one of these historic temples with no major attractions apart from itself, the surrounding nature and some much needed peace and quiet.

The Joganji temple was founded in the year 1300 AD as part of the Jishu sect. The little alley and street leading up the temple stairs is quite cute and also has a proper rail crossing, a rarity in Tokyo these days. I was there during the major Ometaisai, the grand festival of the city in May. The stairs can be a bit challenging for less than fit visitors but if you are in the area with time to spare it is a nice walk and a chance to take in some history and nature!















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  1. Yousei Hime said, on July 2, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    My heart wants to visit these quiet temples.


    • tokyobling said, on July 3, 2014 at 8:30 am

      And to think that even if you visit one temple or one shrine every day for the rest of your life you won’t be able to see them all?


  2. Mikku said, on July 3, 2014 at 5:00 am

    As good as some of the famous Japanese shrines and temples are, I much prefer visiting or better still, stumbling on a quieter one, off the beaten track.


  3. japalian said, on July 3, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    It kinda feels that little bit more special when you unexpectedly find one of these. I love the photos, it feels like I’m walking there too!


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