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Kameido Tenjinsha, Koto

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A visit to Kameido Tenjinsha during late April or early May affords vibrant and picturesque views of blooming wisteria trees. Established in 1661, the temple enshrines the ninth-century politician and scholar, Sugawara no Michizane, who is said to offer worshippers luck and good favor in exams. The focal point of the temple is its large pond in the front gardens, where you'll find around 200 wisteria trees growing on trellises bordering the pond, and have the chance to traverse traditional-looking, steep-arched bridges, lacquered in red paint. Look out for the koi carp and turtles, resident in the water, and expect busy crowds during the wisteria bloom. Take a look at our Tokyo holiday planner to schedule your visit to Kameido Tenjinsha and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Here is the famous place to look at purple Japanese wisteria flowers from end of April to early on May in the capital place. It takes about 20 minutes from Tokyo Sky Tree on foot.  more »
  • At this time of the year, the garden is just so lovely with the full bloom of wisteria. The place is within walking distance from the Skytree and it would be nice just to spend an hour with a leisure ...  more »
  • This temple/park was so beautifully peaceful, truly breathtaking. Even though it was crowded w/a lot of people. I felt at peace. I wouldn't miss it if I were you.  more »