Tag Archives: Zenkoku-ji

Find Yamashita-shikki-ten lacquerware shop in Tokyo’s Shinjuku ward

Use our map, directions and photo below to easily find Yamashita-shikki-ten lacquerware shop (Shinjuku ward, Tokyo city) and admire/buy its beautiful Japanese lacquerware! Yamashita-shikki-ten is the lacquerware shop “1” (section B1) on our Get Japan map of Tokyo in spring/summer 2015:
Free map: North of the Imperial Palace (Tokyo, Japan).

From Iidabashi station: Walk north-west for 5 minutes from the subway exit “B3” or 7 minutes from the train exit “West”.

From Zenkoku-ji: Exit the Buddhist temple using the main gate, cross the street, turn left then walk 2 minutes.

From Sapana Kagurazaka-ten: Exit the restaurant, cross the street, turn left then walk 4 minutes.

The entrance of Yamashita-shikki-ten is easy to recognize:
Entrance of Yamashita-shikki-ten lacquerware shop (Shinjuku ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Scared of getting lost in spite of all this information? Ask the Yes in Japan team to organize a personalized private tour including a visit at Yamashita-shikki-ten 🙂

Note: You can cycle to Yamashita-shikki-ten if you rent a bicycle at UDX building

Purple wisteria flowers in Tokyo at Kanda shrine and Zenkoku-ji

In Tokyo today, we enjoyed the sight of purple wisteria flowers hanging on a terrace (easy to miss) beside Kanda shrine in Chiyoda area then at the Buddhist temple Zenkoku-ji of Shinjuku area. As wisteria is considered a flower of May in Japan, it was a good surprise to see these flowers so early in April during our walking tours “Insight Into Art: Origami? Shinto?” and “Kagurazaka, Charming Tokyo” with a traveller from Australia 🙂

Tour photo 1: Purple wisteria at Kanda shrine.
Purple wisteria flowers and roof of Kanda shrine (Tokyo, Japan) in April 2014.

Tour photo 2: Purple wisteria at Zenkoku-ji.
Purple wisteria flowers at Zenkoku-ji (Tokyo, Japan) in April 2014.

Enjoy beautiful nature in Japan 🙂

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  • Kanda shrine = 神田明神 (Kanda-myojin), Zenkoku-ji = 善國寺.
  • Tokyo = 東京, Chiyoda ward = 千代田区 (Chiyoda-ku), Shinjuku ward = 新宿区 (Shinjuku-ku).