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2019 Must-see Places search ranking

We introduce ten high ranks where there were many searches of Must-see Places in ranking in 2019!
Please go to visit if you find curious spot♪

The first place: Osumi garden

It is large lawn toikenoaru compromise between Japanese and European styles ceremony, and author is Sasaki possible village. It is thought that garden was completed in 1887 when Okuma's house was completed. After the death of Okuma Shigenobu in 1922, the park was donated to Waseda University according to the wishes of the deceased, becoming the garden of the Okuma-kaikan Hall.

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Must-see Places [Kansen-en Park] of Osumi garden 

The second place: Tokyo Some Monogatari Museum

We introduce technique and work of dyeing mainly on the east dyed goods after Kyoto design fine pattern and Edo printed cotton.

Visit or experience of studio are possible, too (reservation is to necessary thing).

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 Tokyo dyed goods are enough; Must-see Places [Kansen-en Park] around the museum

The third place: Taiso-ji Temple 

The temple precincts serve as one of the “Shinjuku mini-museums,” showcasing “Dozo jizo bosatsu zazo (bronze statue of sitting Kṣitigarbha)”; one of the six Edo jizo statues, the “Emma-zo” statue; “Datsueba-zo” statue; “Naito Family Cemetery”; “Kirishitan-toro (Christian stone lantern)”; and “Excavated artifacts from the Naito Family Cemetery.”

The official name is temple of the Jodo sect of Buddhism called "kasumisekisanhonkakuintashuji".

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Must-see Places [Shinjuku Yamanote Shichifukujin (seven lucky gods) Tour] around the Taiso-ji Temple

Must-see Places [Cultural Properties at Taiso-ji Temple in Naito Shinjuku] around the Taiso-ji Temple


The fourth place: Itsukushima-jinja Shrine

The Itsukushima-jinja Shrine which Yoshiie Minamotono prayed for in old days. It is said that the legend of Minamoto no Yoshiie came from the fact that the old Kamakura-kaido Highway used to run near this area.

It is believed as wife of chief zen-priest company, so-called Nukebenten that hardship is come through by general public, and it is counted in one of the Shinjuku hilly section Seven Deities of Good Luck.

For more information:

 Must-see Places [Shinjuku Yamanote Shichifukujin (seven lucky gods) Tour] around the Itsukushima-jinja Shrine

 Must-see Places [Hanazono-jinja Shrine] around Itsukushima Shrine Shinjuku


The fifth place: Seseragi no Sato Park

It is about 8,000 square meters of extensive parks prepared into above ground part of facility to water-treat.

The murmuring is made in garden, and, as for the rotation, grove of miscellaneous trees mainly composed of co-Japanese oaks spreads. In the open spaces where well-kept flower bed and playground equipment were placed in. Enjoy colored leaves in azalea, autumn and can enjoy place of suitable playing in the water and seasonal face in the summer in spring.

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Must-see Places [Jisho-in Temple] around the Seseragi no Sato Park

Must-see Places [Ochiai, a Dyeing Industry Town] around the Seseragi no Sato Park


Museum of snacks ornamental hairpin only in the whole country opened in October, 1993.

"Snacks ornamental hairpin" is richly colored thin small silk tradition craft which goes berserk, and picks up with o tweezers, and is inherited with made ornamental hairpin and hair ornament which assumed flower or chicken, animal decoration birth today in the Edo era.

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Must-see Places [Genkokuji] around the The pickup ornamental hairpin museum (Shinjuku Mini Museum)

The seventh place: Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden Kyu-Goryo-Tei(Taiwan Pavilion)

In commemoration of marriage of the Emperor Showa, we are donated by volunteers of Japanese living in Taiwan at the time. As a few buildings in Japan of authentic Chinese building, we are judged that it is valuable.

We can look at Japanese garden from the inside.

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 Must-see Places [Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden Imperial Rest House(Kyu-Gokyu-Sho)] around the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden (daiwankaku)

The eighth place: Meiji Jingu Gaien’s Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery

Located at the north side of the Meiji Jingu Gaien garden, this gallery exhibits paintings depicting the virtues of the Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken.

The collection includes about 40 Japanese-style paintings and 40 Western-style paintings, which are 3 meters in height and 2.7 meters in width.



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Must-see Places [Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden Rakuu-Tei] around Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery

Must-see Places [Suga Shrine, 36 thirty-six major poets' portraits with a superimposed tanka] around Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery

The ninth place: Kakurenbo Yokocho Alley

Yokocho said to have been named from place where "it was not revealed that it was broken into by aside even if we followed person who came to play incognito from behind."

If traditional beautiful blackboard wall follows alley of tasteful stone pavement and enters sinew of one side, taste of the former entertainment district knows remembered Geisha-Shinmichi.

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Kakurenbo Yokocho Alley outskirts Must-see Places [Zenkokuji Temple]

The tenth place: Otomeyama Koen (Shogun's Reserve)

The "Mt. young girl" whole area is said with the put name from "hunting-prohibited mountain" of meaning of Closed to the Public in the hunting ground of family to inherit the shogunate of the Edo era.

Evening of firefly admiration is held every year in the end of July.

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Around Mt. young girl Must-see Places [Yakuo-in (Higashi Hasedera Temple)]

Around Mt. young girl Must-see Places [Nakamura Tsune Memorial Atelier]

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