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Around Sugamo, this is a must visit place for elders who have some sort of pain or disease and wish to recover by washing aching body parts of the small Buddha. There is a belief that by washing the same location of the Buddha, one’s...More
Nice temple to visit and experience the culture. Worshippers come and pray for health. There is a statute of the Goddess of Kannon where you wash the part of the statute that is sore and will cure your ailment. Outside of the temple, there are...More
I visited there few years ago in february when there was event. Lots of people coming to see celebrities.
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Ikebukuro is an area of massive development. Several thousand tenants occupy two giant department stores and shopping malls, where all sorts of shopping and gourmet foods can be enjoyed. The 60-story building at the east entrance of the station, Sunshine City, is a landmark within Ikebukuro and features an aquarium, planetarium, theme park as well as an observation platform. The popular name for the western side of
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