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Shinobazunoike Benten-do

A serene temple on a small island in Ueno Park, dedicated to the goddess of wisdom, art, and music, iconic for its vermilion-lacquered structure.

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Once a part of Tokyo Bay, this natural pond has seen many changes throughout its lifetime, but remains largely in its original form since the 15th century when it was marshland. This pond is a relaxing stopover and refuge from the heat of the summer during the lotus flowering period of July and August. It’s also a beautiful walking and picnic location any time of the year and well populated on weekends and afternoons.

laurenallain 1 year ago